Insights

5 reasons the buy-to-let market has turned

House prices double

5 reasons the buy-to-let market has turned

Buy to let ( BTL) property investing has long been seen by many people as the best way to invest for an income in old age. But is that right now? Let’s see what’s going on.

The amazing similarity between storms and stock markets

The amazing similarity between storms and stock markets

We’ve had some stormy weather around the UK recently. Strong winds, flash floods, thunder, lightning and a hailstorm that set off the alarm on my car. And as ever this reminds me of what thunderstorms can teach us about economies, stock-markets and house prices!

7 reasons you won’t plan your money (1)

Pensions horribly expensive

7 reasons you won’t plan your money (1)

In this new series of Insights, we’re going to explore all the reasons why you might not want to plan your money. And we’ll find ways to help you overcome these blocks – by making this planning easy and fun when you’re ready to tackle it 😊

Can we talk about Christmas?

Is it Christmas

Can we talk about Christmas?

Officially (according to Christian religion) the Christmas season (aka Christmastide or Yuletide) runs for 12 days.

The real problem with banking today

Between debt and the devil

The real problem with banking today

In this Insight, let’s look at the real problem with banking today This should give us some context on those simple but flawed theories that have got us into so much trouble up to now.

Index trackers are like the curates egg

Flying into a storm

Index trackers are like the curates egg

Some investment “experts” will tell you that there’s no point paying a fund manager to manage your money. You don’t need them to pick the shares, or sectors or countries to invest in, they say, All you need to do is buy the whole world stock market with some index tracking funds. So… are they…