This edition introduces our Roadmap to Retirement, which we have developed to help our clients along their retirement journey. Other topical articles include environmental investing, using technology to help deliver more powerful advice and a personal perspective from Paul, our Mortgage Adviser, on securing a mortgage to build his own home. We also have our “three frequently asked questions”, which is always a popular article.
This edition focuses on the topical issues of investing through volatile times by sharing fmifa’s 7 principles of investing. It touches on the importance of Will writing and what happens to your pension on death. On a lighter note, there is an interesting article on understanding the emotions of investing.
This edition focuses on the topical issues of retirement and inheritance, trying to reduce the confusion surrounding the new pension rules, introducing the new Lifetime ISA and using Equity Release to access cash from our homes.
This edition celebrates our 25 year anniversary and looks at a variety of financial subjects including: when is the best time to invest? The new retirement journey and crowdfunding.
A new tax year is with us again and although there were no major changes, announced in the recent Budget (March 2020), here is a snapshot of the new numbers which apply to day to day financial planning.
The world of investing is overflowing with metaphors, adages and fables, so here are our top seven principles for keeping your focus during periods of uncertainty.
Business Property Relief qualifying shares owned for at least two years can be passed on free from inheritance tax on the death of the shareholder. These portfolios are quite high-risk investments and savers need to be happy that there is going to be volatility involved.
The cost of care has been increasing and the problem around funding for care will continue to grow over the coming years. Medium to long-term investment bonds with one or more element of life insurance policies that contain cashing-in rights by way of options for total or partial surrender may provide a solution to reduce the amount of capital used to mean-test care.
This booklet provides a glimpse of who fmifa are and how we can work with you. Our retirement and wealth management services are summarised to show how these could help you.
A checklist by age to ensure you are on track with your retirement savings. We recommend reviewing this booklet annually.
A brochure to provide an introduction on gifting, allocating pension benefits and Inheritance Tax planning.
Writing a will is a priority during the financial planning process, but the softer aspects of how your estate should be dealt with if you die, could be seen as equally as important. Hence, here’s a document to record your wishes in a formal way.
A leaflet to help you identify the most appropriate protection policies you should have in place for you and your family for when you die or if you become ill. It will cover what’s available, who should buy it and who benefits.
A leaflet to show the different tax mitigation options to consider and the level of risk associated with each option.
A leaflet to show the different options available when you reach retirement and a list of financial considerations.
A leaflet to provide additional details on Equity Release. Equity Release can be a highly valuable extension to your retirement planning and a simple, efficient option to help deal with issues surrounding Inheritance Tax.
Lifetime Mortgages have changed significantly over the years. Despite this, there are still myths that need dispelling. Vanessa has wrote the facts about Equity Release for each of the common myths.