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Is it still possible to retire at 55?

Typically, when we speak to younger clients, to retire at 55 feels like a good plan.  Perhaps this is because their work is demanding, and they can’t imagine “keeping going” at that sort of pace for years on end.   Last week the Government confirmed that the normal minimum pension […]

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Do you know what your financial goals are?

As financial planners, we ask a lot of questions about goals – you might think we are being nosy?! The reason for asking so many questions is to try and establish what’s most important to you.  It’s not as simple as just asking you what your goals are.  If you […]

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Cash reserves – the “Goldilocks” theory

Our sister company Robson Laidler Accountants and Tax Advisers have scheduled a Webinar Wednesday 9 September on “Cashflow Management”.  This event is for business owners and you can contact ggraham@robson-laidler.co.uk if you would like to attend. But what about our own, personal cash reserves? Whilst the last 6 months have […]

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Happy 5th Birthday Pensions Freedoms

Can anyone remember when Pensions Freedom came in?  Just me?  Apparently not.  The Financial Conduct Authority have just conducted an outcome review to see how pension providers have adapted to all the changes.  This has been delayed because of the “awfulness” until February 2021. As a financial planner (and a […]

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Pension death benefits – right pension, right nomination, right now?

A reported surge* in people wanting to write or amend their wills at the start of COVID-19 (with some legal firms claiming a jump in demand of up to 76%), tells us that the pandemic has sharply focused peoples’ minds on making sure their affairs are in order and that […]

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Coping with the unexpected – what price peace of mind?

For many of us, the last few months have been about ticking some long-awaited jobs off a list.  Even for those still working it’s amazing how much time has been freed up when we haven’t got the usual distractions like a social life for instance. At the start of this […]

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ESG investing – a new normal?

Over the last year we have been having more conversations around ESG investing – where fund priorities are based on environmental, social, and governance issues. There has always been a small number of individuals who have specifically mentioned that they wish for a particular area to be excluded from their […]

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An update from RL Wealth: Covid 19 – what have we learned?

I’ll not to start this with the usual “I hope this finds you well?” as this seems to be at the start of every fund manager communication we’ve had since this crisis began!   I do genuinely hope though that you and your family are managing to stay healthy and sane […]

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 […]

We are well prepared to continue providing a service to you…

  You will all no doubt be aware of the current situation across the world in relation to the ‘Coronavirus’ and the impact it is having upon different countries and the steps that are being put in place to deal with this risk. We are very fortunate as a business […]

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