Economic Review – June 2023

Revised projections released last month by both the Bank of England (BoE) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggest the UK economy is now set to avoid recession this year. In our economic review this month we begin by looking at the revised figures from the IMF and the factors behind them. We also look at…

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Investment market update: May 2023

City of London skyline

Economies and businesses still face challenges, but statistics indicate some of the pressure, including rising inflation, is starting to ease. Read on to find out what affected investment markets in May 2023. Remember, you should have a long-term outlook when investing. You should have an investment portfolio that reflects your goals and you feel confident…

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7 beautiful European destinations if you want to explore nature

A hiker in Durmitor National Park.

It’s that time of the year when you may be dreaming about booking a summer holiday. The warmer weather is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and explore nature. You don’t have to go on a long-haul flight to experience incredible landscapes – these seven destinations are all in Europe. 1. Svalbard, Norway You might…

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Want to retire early? Financial planning could make it a reality

Older couple cycling past a field.

Retiring early is an aspiration for many workers looking forward to greater freedom. If early retirement is something you’re dreaming about, a survey suggests financial planning could help you turn it into a reality and enjoy the next chapter of your life more. A Standard Life study found, on average, people receiving financial advice plan…

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Investing 101: Why investing could boost your long-term wealth

A woman and child walking up some steps.

Investing is often a crucial part of creating a long-term financial plan. Over the next few months, you can read about the investment essentials you need to know if it’s something you want to start doing or simply learn more about.  Read on to find out what investing means, and why it’s something you should…

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