There are two main dynamics at play at the moment that we at Greenfields are monitoring closely. On one hand, there is the potential that there will be a large positive impact on economic growth, spurred by the combined effect of pent-up demand and the fiscal stimulus (increased government spending). On the other hand, there […]
Over the last few weeks on our Facebook page, we’ve been tackling various myths and misconceptions about financial advisers and the work we do. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with the idea of seeing an IFA if you’ve never considered it before, or even if no one in your family has. But there are plenty […]
When you’re in your twenties or thirties, retirement can seem like a lifetime away – and it often is. The average age for retirement in the UK currently is 66 which, if you’re in your twenties or thirties, is more than double your life up until this point. It’s for this reason that many younger […]
The world of personal finance can be a difficult one to navigate, especially because many of us weren’t taught how to look after our money effectively from a young age. But now, with so many resources available both on and offline, there’s never been a better time to teach ourselves the basics. Today is World […]
Investing your money has never been easier or more accessible than it is today. With countless tools and information available online for new investors, there are many different options available to help increase our wealth. However, with these helping tools and platforms comes choice: which investing platform is best, or easiest to use? Which one […]
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.
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?
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 – […]
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.”
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.