The 8 most important points from the 2014 Budget

Posted on April 10, 2014 No Comments

The Chancellor may have gone for the popular phrase from Chancellors of yore by taking ‘a penny off a pint’, but what were the real big announcements during The Budget 2014? We summarise the 8 main points: 1. Changes to pensions mean many more options than just buying an annuity In measures to be introduced […]

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April Market Commentary

Posted on April 2, 2014 No Comments

We started last month’s bulletin in the Crimea, with Russian troops in de facto control of the peninsula. Well, the Crimea is now part of Russia again and the collected denunciations and threatened sanctions of William Hague, John Kerry and the European foreign ministers will do nothing to change that. The question now is what […]

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IFP’s Jess McMahon – Miss Hull & District 2014 Finalist!

Posted on March 26, 2014 No Comments

Jessica McMahon – Adviser Support Everyone knew that IFP were known for their brains, but now it appears that beauty has come to the forefront. Our very own Jessica McMahon has made it into the finals of the Miss Hull and District 2014 contest, and to add a further amount of pressure, the run up […]

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£50 Notes – Time to unstuff the mattress?

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Hopefully you don’t keep all of your savings stuffed in or under the mattress of your bed but if you do happen to keep a ‘rainy day’ store of £50 notes, you had better check your bed linen, otherwise you may find that the value of your assets suddenly goes down in the not too […]

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IFP’s 2014 Budget Overview

Posted on March 20, 2014 No Comments

The Chancellor delivered his 2014 Budget to Parliament yesterday and it proved to contain both big changes to ISAs and the biggest pension reforms for many years. The changes were ambitious and wide-reaching and give both savers and retirees new options to consider in their financial planning. In order to help to put the Chancellor’s […]

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UK House Price Figures – February 2014

Posted on March 13, 2014 No Comments

The Office of National Statistics has released the latest house price rate change figures, up to December 2013. The analysis identifies both yearly and month-on-month rate changes on a national and regional basis. The key findings are: UK house prices increased by 5.5% in December 2013 compared with a year earlier, up from 5.4% in […]

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UK Inflation Headline Figures – February 2014

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The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released the latest national inflation figures for January 2014. On the Consumer side: The 1.9% growth in Consumer Prices Index (CPI) in the year to January 2014, down from 2.0% in December 2013, is lower than the Government forecast target. The fall in the rate resulted from price […]

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10 Financial Tweeters to Follow

Posted on March 5, 2014 No Comments

We’re always here to talk through your financial plans but whilst we manage your money, on a day-to-day basis you might want to keep on top of the markets, or hear about the latest goings on and changes in the investment industry. For that, there’s some great experts out there who you can follow on […]

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March Market Commentary

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Most of the major stock markets enjoyed a good month in February, more than making up for the falls experienced in January. The UK, German and US Dow Jones index were all well ahead in the month, as were Hong Kong and India. The news from Ukraine and Russia at the start of March arrived […]

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IFP named North East Adviser of the Year!

Posted on February 26, 2014 No Comments

IFP are delighted to announce that we have followed last year’s success of making it into the UK’s Top 100 advisory firms by being named North East Financial Adviser of the Year for 2014! Notification of our win came from industry publication Professional Adviser at their annual awards celebration, which seeks to recognise the best […]

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