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20 Jan, 2021
Global Update Piece | 14th January 2021
2020 ended with an inoculated bang. Despite renewed lockdowns in Europe and rising COVID-19 infections globally, risk assets continued their march upwards. This was amid hopes for reflation, better growth and higher earnings, supported by a backdrop of more fiscal stimulus in the US, a Brexit deal and the beginnings of vaccine rollouts.
13 Jan, 2021
Three Themes Dominating Investing In 2021
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?
16 Dec, 2020
How Will UK Government Borrowing Affect Investors?
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 – […]
9 Dec, 2020
Saving to Buy a House? Consider Investing!
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 […]
2 Dec, 2020
Does Investing Responsibly Mean Less Returns?
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.”
25 Nov, 2020
Property Funds Announcement Update
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.
18 Nov, 2020
Can Investing Make You Rich?
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.
15 Nov, 2020
Global Update Piece | 13th November 2020
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.
11 Nov, 2020
Is Tax Planning Legal? | Your Tax Planning Questions Answered
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?
21 Oct, 2020
How Do Financial Advisers Get Paid?
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 […]