23rd December 2015

December 2015 Newsletter

The final Carbon newsletter of 2015 is now available.  In this edition, Carbon’s Investment Director, Barry O’Neill, explores the topic of ‘volatility’ and highlights the need to accept the ups and downs of markets when investing.  Barry also explains why making changes … Continued

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Thousands of busy Scots will be purchasing their Christmas shopping online this year, against a backdrop of rising cybercrime. The fraudsters are getting cleverer and more sophisticated, and it seems that we are all a target in both our personal … Continued

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As you may know, both our Edinburgh and Perth offices have been taking part in the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas 2015 Appeal by becoming official Mission Christmas drop-off points. We had a fantastic response again this year, and our … Continued

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Today’s article in the Press & Journal from Barry O’Neill offers some timely advice for those buying gold this Christmas.  Carbon’s Investment Director isn’t suggesting that purchasing gold jewellery for a loved one this Christmas isn’t a good relationship investment, … Continued

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In 2006 we all watched, spellbound, as Mr Brown announced he was going to make pension legislation all twinkly and simple. Unfortunately, as Cinderella’s fairy godmother remarked, “Even miracles take a little time”. After nearly 10 years of feeling like … Continued

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In Barry O’Neill’s most recent article in the Press & Journal he reinforces the importance of looking closely at the cost of your investments, with a view to minimising them to maximise returns. Barry refers to a recent study that … Continued

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Carbon is celebrating yet another prestigious industry accolade to round off 2015 in style. We have been awarded the ‘Gold Standard for Independent Financial Advice’ for a third year in a row. Our Corporate Director, Mark Christie, was honoured to … Continued

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Thanks very much to everyone who came along to our 2015 trips – Edinburgh to Kelso, the Perthshire loop, and the Royal ride on Deeside. We’ve taken on board your feedback from this year’s trips and next year we’ll be … Continued

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The Autumn statement seems a much more quiet affair than usual. However, there are some hints of bigger things ahead, which need careful proactive planning. The good… State pension will increase by 2.9% from April next year, and the new … Continued

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