Rise in Financial Scams

Rise in Financial Scams In this year of uncertainty, we urge all investors and savers to be extra vigilant when taking action to invest, save or move pension funds. Be suspicious of everyone. Be particularly wary if someone contacts you out of the blue, you receive odd requests for payments, or offers that sound too … Read more

Weekly Comment – Optimism Abroad

Our Weekly Podcast and Market Overview from Quilter Cheviot Optimism Abroad By Alan McIntosh, Chief Investment Strategist “Global equity markets were mostly up last week, with the US posting another series of all-time highs on Thursday. Optimism about vaccine rollout and signs that the long-awaited US stimulus package was about to be signed off contributed … Read more

State Pension to go up from April 2021

State Pension to go up from April 2021 Iain Leggat writes in The Scotsman (27.11.2020): “Retired people are set for a 2.5 per cent rise in income next April, which will see people get up to £230 extra a year in their state pension. The rise comes thanks to a triple lock system which means … Read more

Sunak Spending Review – Cut in Value of Workplace Pensions

Mature couple pictured to go along with pension post

Millions Face Cut in Value of Workplace Pensions BBC personal finance correspondent for the BBC Kevin Peachey, writes (27.11.2020):  “Millions of retirees will see the future value of their pension cut owing to a planned change in the way payments are calculated from 2030. Many of those with so-called defined benefit workplace pensions see their … Read more

Weekly Comment – A Stable Outlook Ahead?

Our Weekly Podcast and Market Overview from Quilter Cheviot A Stable Outlook Ahead? By Chris Beckett, Head of Equity Research “Last week, equity markets continued to be dominated by positive vaccine news which enabled another positive outcome for most markets. However, the ‘law of diminishing returns’ meant that positive news from Moderna and the FDA … Read more

Weekly Comment – Covid, Cummings, Consumer Habits & China

Our Weekly Podcast and Market Overview from Quilter Cheviot Covid, Cummings, Consumer habits & China By Alan McIntosh, Chief Investment Strategist “Even before the dust has settled on the US election (outcome still disputed by Donald Trump) another piece of news moved stock markets substantially last week. On Monday, Pfizer announced that the vaccine it … Read more

And The Results Are In

US flag to denote post on America

Our Weekly Podcast and Market Overview from Quilter Cheviot And The Results Are In By Alan McIntosh, Chief Investment Strategist “It’s all over bar the shouting, although it looks like the shouting will carry on for some time yet, as outgoing President Donald Trump refuses to accept that Joe Biden won fair and square. So … Read more

Find pension details

Find Pension Details Have you lost track of a pension? These days it is not uncommon for an individual to have had employment with a number of different companies during their working life. Or have had to set-up a personal pension for themselves to cover periods where they were self-employed or the employer did not … Read more