Early Budget teasers, as the Prime Minister lays out plans…

Posted on February 3, 2016 No Comments

Reported recently across the media, David Cameron has promised an ‘all-out assault on poverty’, with a series of social reforms to include better mental health services and mentoring schemes. The PM said new mothers and teenagers with anorexia were among those who would benefit from improved services. He also promised to flatten ‘sink estates’, help […]

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Will we get a fairer State Pension deal for women?

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A recent Saga article claims that the battle to give women a fairer deal over their state pensions scored a significant victory early in January, when it was the subject of a House of Commons debate. Although the debate had no power to directly alter government policy, it represented yet another important step in bringing […]

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A day in the life of… Kim Larvin.

Posted on January 28, 2016 No Comments

It’s that time again! This month, we are following a day in the life of Financial Services Apprentice, Kim Larvin. Take a look at what a typical day for Kim looks like… 8.40am – I have arrived at the office after battling the traffic in my prized possession; Lola the sparkling white Fiat 500S. After […]

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The New State Pension

Posted on January 21, 2016 No Comments

   April 2016 will see the introduction of the single-tier state pension for all individuals who reach their State Pension age after 6th April 2016.  So this will be women born after 6 April 1953 and men born after 6 April 1951. This is a popular topic at the moment so we have asked IFP’s […]

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Let’s Make a Bucket List!

Posted on January 18, 2016 No Comments

Bucket lists are, of course, very individual things. We will all have places that we want to travel to and things that we want to do which don’t necessarily chime with everyone else’s goals. However, bucket lists can also be surprisingly difficult to generate! The things that you really want to do one day might […]

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Chinese Markets Update

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As we all turn over a new leaf and enter 2016 with a fresh year ahead of us, it rather seems that China has missed the New Year memo! After uncertainty over Chinese markets affected worldwide stocks in 2015, the beginning of 2016 has seen a similar story. The Shanghai Composite market dived 7% on […]

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Are elderly pensioners Britain’s biggest savers?

Posted on January 14, 2016 No Comments

According to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph, drawing on data from the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), baby boomers are a “frugal not frivolous” generation, with the data revealing that people in their sixties and seventies are saving nearly twice as much money as thirty and forty-year […]

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Grandparents: Are you at risk of running out of money?

Posted on January 12, 2016 No Comments

Money typically flows down through generations. This is the way it has always been and our natural life cycles will continue to ensure it is likely to be that way for the foreseeable future. If you are a parent, you will initially support your children, before eventually leaving them an inheritance. Grandparents may have finished […]

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Joe Sanders achieves Fellowship!

Posted on January 8, 2016 1 Comment

Joe Sanders joined ifp as a Research Analyst in August 2011 as part of our Graduate Trainee Programme. He graduated from Hull University with a degree in Business and Financial Management and in November 2014 became authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide financial advice on the full spectrum of financial planning needs. This […]

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IFP’s Christmas Break Highlights

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The festive season is now over and normality has kicked in. For some this is a relief, for others the remaining 353 sleeps until Christmas 2016 is just one too many! One thing for sure however is that Christmas time is one for making magical memories, so we have quizzed the ifp team to share with […]

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