People are at the heart of our business. The quality service that Greenfields offers and takes pride in, is built on the foundations of its very own people; based on their shared passion and experiences, individual expertise and unwavering team ethos, all realising their joint commitment to independent and holistic financial planning.
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 […]
14 Oct, 2020
Your Investment Portfolio in a Pandemic: Global Update Piece
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:
7 Oct, 2020
Protecting Your Home: How to Protect Your Mortgage
Our homes are usually one of the two largest assets we acquire throughout our lives – in most cases your pension will be the second. A mortgage will often be the biggest financial debt we take on as individuals and it is important that, should death or serious ill-health occur, you and your family are […]
1 Oct, 2020
Global Update Piece – Written 23rd September 2020
On the evening of the 22nd September, Boris Johnson addressed the nation once again, announcing tighter restrictions on our lives. Although the message was not as dramatic as the one delivered in March, both in the rhetoric used or the measures announced, the core message remains the same – COVID-19 is here to stay. What, […]
23 Sep, 2020
Income Protection Insurance: Is It Worth It?
The subject of taking time off work due to illness or sickness has never been more topical. The Coronavirus pandemic has brought many organisation’s sick pay policies to attention, with many being told to stay home where possible, and short-notice self-isolation likely at any moment.
9 Sep, 2020
Material uncertainty on property valuations set to clear but fund suspensions likely to stay
The path for suspended UK property funds to reopen has finally cleared with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) set to remove guidance on “material uncertainty” in the valuation of their underlying holdings. The majority of funds across the IA UK Direct Property sector remain suspended after independent valuers instigated Material Uncertainty Clauses […]
27 Aug, 2020
Six in 10 furloughed concerned about job security
More than half of employees feel that their emotional wellbeing has been negatively impacted. Research from Perkbox has revealed that despite being on a job retention scheme, furlough has led to 61% of its workers feeling concerned over their future job security. In contrast, one in five (19%) who weren’t furloughed by a firm … Full […]
3 Aug, 2020
FCA Seeking Property Fund Reform?
Open ended property funds across the IA Direct Property sector are currently suspended owing to material uncertainty in valuing their assets amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. However, previous waves of suspensions, notably including the one seen the wake of the 2016 Brexit referendum, were linked to mass redemptions that managers were unable […]
31 Jul, 2020
Global Update Piece – Written on 31 July 2020
Yesterday, Donald Trump suggested that the U.S election needed postponing. Apparent fraud and inaccurate results could, according to the President, blight the 2020 election. Throw into the mix some of the dire economic announcements released recently and it is clear that, something that we have cautioned since March, markets could be volatile moving in to […]
17 Jul, 2020
Global Update Piece – Written on 17th July 2020
As we move into Quarter 3 of 2020, many will be forgiven for asking where this year has gone! It has been a challenging year for all, know doubt, with these challenges not subsiding when focussing on the end of 2020. Domestically, the UK’s ‘bounce back’ GDP figures disappointed significantly. GDP growth was just 1.8% […]