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Preparing your finances for the second wave

If you were not prepared financially for the first wave then that is understandable and you could be forgiven; but if you are not prepared for a second wave then things could get ugly. It is critical that you begin to prepare.

Age at which you can access your private pension plan raised

The British government has announced plans to raise the age at which pension pots can be accessed from 55 to 57.

Basic principles of inheritance tax

Inheritance tax (IHT) was introduced by the Finance Act 1986 to replace capital transfer tax and applies for transfers made on or after 18 March 1986.

Using Trusts as Part of an Inheritance Tax Planning Strategy

There is a common misconception that trusts are only used by the wealthy. However, they are accessible to all and can be a useful tool as part of a wider inheritance tax planning strategy. There are various reasons why a trust may be set up; some can be written into your Will and others can be set up independently. Here we explain what trusts are, what they do and the different types of trust available.

Five tips to help your children develop good financial habits

Given how important financial skills are in navigating life, it is a surprise that children are not taught about money in school. As a parent, there are a few simple things you can do to help give your children a head start when it comes to approaching finances.

The End of the Bank of Mum & Dad?

Lenders are introducing new rules that mean first-time home buyers cannot rely on the “Bank of Mum and Dad” stumping up most of the cash for their deposit.

Fear of Potential Tax Rises Spurs Passing Down of Wealth

With younger generations set to be hardest hit financially by the crisis, many parents and grandparents are reassessing ways of passing down their wealth sooner rather than later.

Market Commentary

Monthly Market Commentary – July 2020

A look back on markets in July when the US dollar declined and tech stocks posted strong quarterly earnings.

Monthly Market Commentary – June 2020

A look back at markets in Q2 when shares rebounded as economies started to re-open, while governments and central banks continued to provide support.

Monthly Market Commentary – May 2020

A review of markets in May when shares were supported by an increasing focus on how lockdowns would be lifted.

Quarterly Reports

Quarterly Portfolio Review Q4 2019

Read the latest insight from the Schroders’ team alongside an update on the positioning and performance of Fusion Schroder portfolios.

Quarterly Portfolio Review Q3 2019

Read the latest insight from the Schroders’ team alongside an update on the positioning and performance of Fusion Schroder portfolios.

Quarterly Portfolio Review Q2 2019

Read the latest insight from the Schroders’ team alongside an update on the positioning and performance of Fusion Schroder portfolios.

Finance in the news

Finance in the News – w/c 09.11.20

Short summaries of recent articles we think you will find useful from some of the UK’s broadsheets.

Finance in the News – w/c 02.11.20

Short summaries of recent articles we think you will find useful from some of the UK’s broadsheets.