North East Adviser Firm of the Year 2015!

Posted on February 13, 2015 No Comments

We recently posted an article (which you can read here!) looking back 12 months ago when we collected the Professional Adviser North East Adviser Firm of the Year 2014 award from Milton Jones. In December 2014, we received notification from Professional Adviser that we had been shortlisted for the 2015 title too! The glamorous event took place at […]

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February Economy Market Update

Posted on February 9, 2015 No Comments

The great thing about writing this bulletin is that you make a note of something which looks hugely significant around the middle of the month and then something else comes along which makes it pale into insignificance. In this case the ‘hugely significant’ event was the fall in UK inflation – what came along was […]

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Throwback! What were we doing 1 year ago?

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The last 12 months have been full of momentous occasions for IFP and a year we will certainly remember. We celebrated turning 10, had two fabulous events in respect of this, named in the New Model Adviser Top 100 Adviser Firms in the UK and was awarded the Professional Adviser North East Adviser Firm of the […]

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Meet Beth, IFP’s latest Apprentice!

Posted on February 5, 2015 No Comments

      IFP pride ourselves on the education and training we provide for young individuals. We offer graduate trainee positions and apprenticeship schemes within the firm and are delighted to introduce you to our latest apprentice, Bethany Jones.  Beth started working for IFP in October 2014 and to help you get to know her, we held a […]

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IFP Staff Announcements – What is their story?

Posted on February 2, 2015 No Comments

The last few months have marked some special occasions for a number of individuals here at IFP, and we’re delighted to share these moments with you! It seems love has been in the air lately with new born babies, engagements and even a winter wedding! Congratulations to all involved and good luck, let the sleepless […]

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2014 – A year for savers?

Posted on January 8, 2015 No Comments

Did 2014 turn out to be a better than expected year for savers? According to a recent bulletin by Standard Life, the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor in early December rounded-off quite a year, with good news for ISAs and pensions. ISAs and pensions had already had a radical makeover in the April 2014 Budget, […]

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Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes stamp duty reform

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The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) welcomed the announcement by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement of the reform of stamp duty land tax away from the current slab structure to a marginal system. The CML states that it has long argued for such a reform. CML Director General, Paul Smee, commented: “This fundamental reform […]

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January Economy Market Update

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Traditionally, December is a ‘slow news’ month. Like August, the great and the good spend a large part of the month on holiday and world events supposedly move slowly, if at all. Not so in 2014 – There was the Autumn Statement in the UK, the tumbling world oil price, the gloom over the Eurozone, […]

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IFP Sponsors Rugby Player, Luke Shaw.

Posted on December 23, 2014 1 Comment

At IFP we pride ourselves on being sponsors for individuals looking to achieve success in their chosen pursuit. Joe Sanders, IFP’s most recent Financial Adviser, has a successful rugby union career playing for Hull Ionians. Jessica McMahon, IFP’s Marketing & Events Planner, has recently being crowned ‘Beauty of the North East’ and was offered a […]

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Government Changes – Pensions in 2015

Posted on December 10, 2014 No Comments

2014 was a momentous year for pensions. Changes around how pensions could be drawn at retirement and how death taxes on pensions would be improved were both announced in the year, with the intention that all these new rules will be in place by the end of April 2015. For a pension saver, the landscape […]

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