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Three Themes Dominating Investing In 2021

Posted on January 13th, 2021 by Media Team

With the fallout of the events of last year still hanging over the world, the beginning of the new decade has not been up to the standard anyone was expecting. With global social unrest and the priorities of humans across the world being re-evaluated, how will this affect global finance and investment?

How Will UK Government Borrowing Affect Investors?

Posted on December 16th, 2020 by Media Team

The most recent public sector finance data has shown that government borrowing continued to soar in October in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office for National Statistics has said UK borrowing rose to £22 billion during this period, which marks the highest October figure – and sixth largest borrowing figure in any month – […]

Saving to Buy a House? Consider Investing!

Posted on December 9th, 2020 by Media Team

Saving for a deposit on a house is no mean feat. With many mortgages currently only lending with 15% deposits or more, this can be a huge sum. For a massive goal like this, investing might seem like an ideal way to grow more money, and quickly. But how do you go about it, and […]

Does Investing Responsibly Mean Less Returns?

Posted on December 2nd, 2020 by Media Team

Recently, one of our expert advisors here at Greenfields discussed with a client about the likelihood of them being interested in responsible investment solutions. This client responded with a “no”, and when the topic was discussed further, said this: “Ultimately, my need to make money is more of a priority than a responsible solution.”

Property Funds Announcement Update

Posted on November 25th, 2020 by Media Team

In September, we brought it to your attention that the path for suspended property funds to reopen had cleared as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors began to remove the ‘material uncertainty’ clause. This was imposed on property funds in March following the coronavirus pandemic sending stock markets tumbling.

Can Investing Make You Rich?

Posted on November 18th, 2020 by Media Team

The world of investments can be an intimidating place, and it can often seem like a closed club, where the only way in is to have a history of wealth and financial knowledge. The truth is that anyone can invest at any time.

Global Update Piece | 13th November 2020

Posted on November 15th, 2020 by Media Team

It is an understatement to say that a lot has happened since our last market update on the 14th of October. Two key events have changed the dynamic of the investment landscape, both in the short and long term.

Is Tax Planning Legal? | Your Tax Planning Questions Answered

Posted on November 11th, 2020 by Media Team

The subject of taxes and tax planning is often met with suspicion and confusion by our clients. Isn’t it illegal to pay less tax? Is it ethical to plan your finances to accommodate for tax?

How Do Financial Advisers Get Paid?

Posted on October 21st, 2020 by Media Team

When it comes to getting help for your finances, there are often questions about how financial advisers and experts are paid for their services. The commission-based model that many associate with financial advisers is no longer used, but still many are not sure whether they can afford to get financial help, or if it’s worth […]

Your Investment Portfolio in a Pandemic: Global Update Piece

Posted on October 14th, 2020 by Media Team

Coronavirus infection rates remain at a rising level, something the UK government is unwilling to tolerate. With the implementation of the three-tier lockdown system, and the intermittent closing of bars and restaurants, the opinions of the UK population seem to rest in two opposing camps: