New Member of ResolutionPosted in Fiducia News, Pensions & Divorce on 10.12.17 Read Resolution, which was formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA)
Pre-Nuptial AgreementsPosted in Guest Editor on 29.11.17 Read There can be little doubt that a pre-nuptial agreement is the very antithesis of romantic gesture. Not for the faint-hearted are the words ‘I love you but if we divorce I don’t want to share with you’.
Protect the things that mean the most to youPosted in Protection on 29.11.17 Read The lifestyle of our loved ones may be seriously compromised if we die. However, very worryingly, more than 2.4 million cohabiting families across the UK – the fastest-growing family type in the country – do not have life insurance, potentially leaving their loved ones open to financial problems once they pass away, according to new analysis.
Inheritance Tax- The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB)Posted in Inheritance Tax, Discounted Gifts (+2 more), on 26.10.17 Read
The 2015 Summer budget announced the introduction of the residence nil rate band for inheritance tax. This measure introduces an additional nil-rate band when a residence is passed on death to a direct descendant. This is in addition to the standard Inheritance Tax Nil Rate Band (NRB) of £325,000 per person and is designed to give a married couple a combined IHT free amount of £1m on death from 6th April 2020.
This will be:£100,000 in 2017 to 2018 £125,000 in 2018 to 2019 £150,000...
The 2017 Autumn StatementPosted in Fiducia News on 24.11.17 Read Philip Hammond’s first Autumn budget could be described as one for the “millennial” generation, with a clear focus on attempting to solve the UK housing shortage.
Q&A: Schroders Income FundPosted in Fiducia News, Fund Manager Q&A on 23.11.17 Read Fund Managers at Schroder answer four questions from our investment team about their fund and its performance, introducing the fund to investors.
Your wealth. Your legacyPosted in Inheritance Tax, Discounted Gifts (+1 more), on 17.01.18 Read If you have significant assets, you may be wondering whether Inheritance Tax (IHT) affects you. Worryingly, some families appear to be shying away from difficult conversations, as almost half (47%) of UK adults say they have never discussed inheritance matters, according to new research.
Market sentimentPosted in Investing on 17.01.18 Read It is impossible for investors to predict the future. Short-term losses can be unsettling, but holding steady through the ups and downs is the best way to reach your long-term investment goals. A key to successful investing is to remain focused on your long-term objectives and not let short-term trends distract you. Holding onto your investments when times get tough is a proven strategy for staying on track.
Don’t worry, be happyPosted in Pensions & Retirement, Pension Contributions on 04.02.17 Read It is impossible to consider retirement, and our experience of it, without also considering how we’ll pay for it. But almost 30% of people over the age of 55 are unsure if they will be able to retire on their current savings, according to new research.
Defined Benefit Pension SchemesPosted in Pensions & Retirement on 20.10.17 Read For those individuals who have been lucky enough to benefit from the Final Salary (Defined Benefits) pensions framework during their careers (known as “members” from here on in), there are some potentially difficult decisions to make regarding how and when they choose to access their benefits.
Deferring State PensionPosted in Fiducia News, Pensions & Retirement (+1 more), on 11.10.17 Read
The new rules of deferring your pension
If you are retiring after April 6, 2016 and decide not to claim your state pension immediately, when you finally do the amount you receive will be increased.
The amount of the increase is 1% for each nine weeks you defer, therefore, a deferral for one year would enhance a pension by just under 5.8%. A full state pension of £159.55 would increase over the year by £9.22 a week to £168.77. The starting amount would be in excess of this amount due to...
Pension FreedomsPosted in Fiducia News on 05.10.17 Read Will the new retirement rule of ‘no rules’ offer people a better financial future? Following pension reforms, there are now more options for using your private pension pot. Since April 2015, some people over 55 have greater freedom in how they can access their pension pots – the money they’ve built up during their working life.
Investing For IncomePosted in Investing, Saving & Investing for Children on 26.09.17 Read How certain innate behavioural traits influence our decision-making.
Planning for your retirementPosted in Investing, Pension Contributions (+1 more), on 19.09.17 Read Getting ready to slow things down. One of the critical aspects of retirement planning is how you structure your financial affairs to make sure you have sufficient money if and when you stop working.
New State Pension AgePosted in Pensions & Retirement, State Pension on 14.09.17 Read
Will you be one of the millions of workers who will have to work an extra year before retiring after the Government announced that it would be extending the retirement age to 68? New plans announced in July this year mean that the rise in the State Pension age to 68 will now happen in 2039, affecting people born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978.
The rise in the pension age will be phased in between 2037 and 2039, rather than from 2044 as was originally proposed. Those affected are...
The International Tax Compliance (Client Notification) RegulationPosted in Fiducia News on 04.09.17 Read
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is obtaining an unprecedented amount of information about people’s overseas accounts,...