Author Archives: Neil Cowie

Robson Laidler Wealth – Coronavirus Update

I hope you and your family are coping well with the government restrictions and remain safe and healthy. Many of you may be isolated at home while for others you are facing difficulties in continuing to run your business. Capacity We want to offer any appropriate support whatever your current […]

Budget 2020 – Personal Finance Summary

The new chancellor has just sat down after delivering his first budget statement.  The issue of the government’s response to coronavirus dominated the first part of his speech. Of more interest to us and our clients were the measures that directly affect personal finances. Our summary of the key issues: […]

What does the Coronavirus mean for investors?

Since the start of the year news headlines have heavily featured the outbreak of the coronavirus in China.  The virus has had the effect of stopping flights, slowing trade and prompted the building of a new hospital in record time. Epidemics like this can quickly unnerve investors and potentially affect […]

What happens to my pension when I die?

One of the most regularly asked questions I get from clients is “what happens to my pension when I die”. Your pension can be your largest asset, often exceeding the value of your home. The rules governing pensions can be complex and have changed significantly in recent years. What happens […]

Coast to Coast Conquered

Last month I posted an article on my training for the Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle ride. I’m pleased to report our team managed to conquer the ride last weekend despite atrocious weather. We set off enthusiastically from Fernwood House on Friday morning loaded with enough fruit, water and chocolate […]

Coast to Coast – Charity Cycle

Here at Robson Laidler we have a strong focus on giving something back to the community.  We have regular charity fund raising activities as well as volunteering opportunities. I’ll be honest I often ignore the requests for help with this or that charity effort but when someone suggested a charity […]

New Prime Minister and the Stock Market

Over the long run, the market has provided substantial returns regardless of who lives at Number 10.   Today is Boris Johnson’s first full day as the new Prime Minister and there has been a lot of media coverage of the transfer of power and the potential effects the new […]

Future proof your lifestyle

future proof your lifestyle

It feels like there’s a lot of uncertainty about at the moment – whether it’s Brexit or our next PM or the state of the economy.  It may be concern about climate change, job security, lifestyle.  Although these things seem big and out of our control there are steps we […]

10 Questions with Robson Laidler Wealth Director Neil Cowie

Wealth Director Neil Cowie

What was your first break in business? Getting a call to discuss the new financial planning advice business being set up by Robson Laidler in 2005. 2. What did you want to be growing up? Airline pilot – I’m still a bit of a plane spotter! 3. What attracted you […]

When Is Your Financial Independence Day?

If you are like me you may sometimes think about what life will look like in the future when you don’t have to work?  You may think of the hobbies you have or will take up or the extra time you can spend with your family.  You may be considering […]