8th September 2017

Economic Review August 2017

Our monthly economic review is intended to provide background to recent developments in investment markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. It is not intended that individual investment decisions should be taken based on this information; we are always ready to discuss your individual […]

8th August 2017

Economic Review July 2017

POSITIVE UK ECONOMIC GROWTH IN Q2 According to initial estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the second quarter of 2017, the UK economy continued to grow. They calculate that the UK saw growth of 0.3% in the three month period ending 30 June, an improvement from the Q1 figure of 0.2%. However, […]

24th July 2017

Simply Wealth Newsletter Summer 2017

HOW TO ACT YOUR (INVESTOR) AGE Whilst we are all aware of the age differences between the generations, we might not have thought about how our age bears any relation to our investments. However, the number of years you have left to invest can help you make the right decisions about how much and where […]

Simply Home Finance Summer 2017

 HOW THE HOUSING MARKET MUST CHANGE TO MEET NEW NEEDS The arrival of the summer months is usually a busy time for estate agents. However, it seems that the market is being held back by a lack of supply. In their April survey, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reports that there is a marked […]

6th July 2017

Economic Review June 2017

BANK OF ENGLAND REINS IN BANK LENDING In late June, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), voiced his concerns over the extent of consumer borrowing in the UK. In their half-yearly ‘Financial Stability Report’, the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) outlined that lenders had become complacent regarding their lending policies, stating […]

9th June 2017

The General Election, The Result is In

CONSERVATIVES ARE THE LARGEST PARTY BUT WITHOUT A MAJORITY The Result Is In After seven weeks of campaigning and two electioneering suspensions, due to the tragic Manchester and London terror attacks, the jury – in the form of the electorate – has delivered its verdict. After a tense night, the Conservative Party has emerged as […]

5th June 2017

Economic Review May 2017

Our monthly economic review is intended to provide background to recent developments in investment markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. It is not intended that individual investment decisions should be taken based on this information; we are always ready to discuss your individual […]

1st May 2017

Economic Review April 2017

PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR A SHOCK GENERAL ELECTION In a surprise move on 18th April, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that she was calling a snap general election: “I have just chaired a meeting of the Cabinet, where we agreed that the Government should call a general election, to be held on June 8.” […]

3rd April 2017

Simply Home Finance Newsletter Spring 2017

Is it time to remortgage whilst rates are still low? With the monthly mortgage payment representing a major chunk of the average family budget, it can make sense to shop around from time to time to see if there’s a better, more cost-efficient mortgage deal available to you. According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders1, […]

Simply Wealth Newsletter Spring 2017

Why diversifying your assets could be the best strategy for 2017   As the government begins the process of leaving the EU, this year looks likely to mark a significant watershed for the UK economy and its relationship with the rest of Europe. On the international stage, there is considerable uncertainty about what the Trump […]