Hargreaves Lansdown is one of Britain’s most successful companies. A so-called ‘fund supermarket’, the company netted its founders a fortune when it floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2007. Peter Hargreaves is reported to be worth around £2.6 billion, … Continued

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How long, you might be forgiven for wondering, before they rename the Nobel Prize in Economics? Several recent winners — Daniel Kahneman and Robert Shiller, for example — could be better described as psychologists, and now we have another Nobel Laureate with … Continued

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12th October 2017

Age 50 financial fever

Age 50 appears to be a trigger for many to begin seriously thinking about their finances.  But what action should you take when you are gripped by ‘age 50 financial fever’? Throughout our 20s, 30s and even 40s, for most … Continued

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has claimed that the world’s largest economies are sitting on a pensions timebomb. This is because by 2050 the estimated gap between current savings for retirement and that necessary to generate a desirable income from … Continued

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What is it? Introduced on 6th April 2017 and, confusingly, replacing the similarly named ‘Scottish rate of Income Tax’, Scottish Income Tax is a tax paid to the Scottish Government on income from wages, pensions, and most other taxable income. … Continued

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Carbon MD, Gordon Wilson, has been appointed as a director of the professional body for the UK financial planning profession, the Personal Finance Society (PFS). The appointment took effect from 18th September and will mean Gordon will be spending more time … Continued

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Family Business Unit Scotland has recently completed the first ever piece of research into the largest family firms in Scotland and quantified the turnover, profit before tax (PBT) and employment of the largest 100 such firms.  The results are in, … Continued

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