Increase in compensation limit for UK deposit account holders to £85,000 – FSCS

Deposit Guarantee Limit increases to £85,000

The Financial Services Authority has confirmed that the compensation limit for depositors will increase from £50,000 to £85,000. This increase in the limit came into effect from 31st December 2010.

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ISA’s for Children – an introduction

The Government has announced that a “Junior ISA” for children will be launched to replace the previous “child trust funds” which have been scrapped. The new “Junior ISA’s” are likely to come into force in Autumn 2011 and information on them is limited at present. The new ISA will be a simple and tax-free way for […]

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Free A4 2011 Yearplanner to Download

Download Free Yearplanner for 2011

Back by popular demand is the 2011 A4 Year Planner. The 2010 version proved exceptionally popular and I have received many email asking for a new one for 2011. Download now! It pays to plan ahead – holidays, work, school holidays, birthdays etc. To use simply print off as many copies as you like – […]

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Personal Finance Management (PFM) Tools in the UK

Interesting article at about the variety of Personal Finance Management tools available in the UK.

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Increase your Wealth – Take a Pay Cut!

Take a pay cut and increase your wealth – by redirecting your money into assets and not liabilities.

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Some end of tax year planning ideas – 5th April 2010

A number of ideas that may be of interest to you as we approach the end of another financial year on 5th April 2010. Pensions, ISA’s, CGT, income tax…….

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Investing for Dummies from Amazon

ISA’s – the basics – 2009/2010 tax year

A brief article covering the main aspects of investing in a ISA (Individual Savings Account) in the 2009/2010 tax year.

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pound cost averaging and falling stockmarkets

Why a falling stock market isn’t always a bad thing!

Why a falling stock market is not always a bad thing! When markets are falling a shrewd investor uses this as an opportunity to expand their portfolio by buying cheaper assets. This can ultimately lead to considerably higher return in the future.

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Pre-Budget Report – 9th December 2009

Pre-Budget report from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, is due on Wednesday 9th December 2009… above for more information

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Change in Personal Pension Retirement Age – Act NOW!

Personal pension minimum retirement age is changing from 50 to 55 on 6th April 2010. If you’re aged 50-54 now and wish to take benefits before age 55 you may need to act before 5th April… above for more information

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