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Cryptocurrencies – a stark reminder of the risks

May 19, 2022 in Investments
Whenever clients talk about cryptocurrencies, our response has always been the same - the investments are unregulated and carry significant risk of total loss of the investment. Recent price action…
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Where next for interest rates?

May 12, 2022 in Investments
Central Banks on both sides of the Atlantic made headline news last week, as the US Federal Reserve and UK Monetary Policy Committee both raised interest rates. In a much…
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The Bank of Mum and Dad – what to consider

May 5, 2022 in Financial Planning
Buying your first home has never been easy, and the increase in house prices over recent years has made the task even harder for first time buyers. As a result,…
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Ratings on bonds

Analysing credit ratings

April 28, 2022 in Investments
Corporate and government bonds will form a part of most diversified investment strategies. However, given the high rates of inflation we are experiencing at the moment, it is even more…
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Long term and short term road signs

Define your investment goals

April 21, 2022 in Investments
An important part of the financial planning process is defining the reasons why you are investing in the first place. By taking the time to consider the bigger picture at…
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Make cash work harder

April 14, 2022 in Financial Planning
The so-called “cost of living crisis” is never out of the news at the moment, with the hike in energy prices, petrol, and food costs causing concern for many. Headline…
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Wealth Matters Archive

April 7, 2022 in Tax Planning

New tax year – time to spring clean your finances

With warmer weather approaching (well in theory anyway!) and another tax year upon us, now is an ideal time to review your financial arrangements, to take advantage of a new…
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March 31, 2022 in Financial Planning

The UK housing market

It was just over two years ago since Prime Minister Johnson announced the first national lockdown to combat the spread of Covid-19. Global growth slumped and a deep recession ensued,…
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March 24, 2022 in Pensions

Can I afford to retire early?

At FAS, we meet clients at various stages of life, from those who are working age and looking to plan for the future, through to clients who have already retired…
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March 17, 2022 in Investments

ESG in action – the invasion of Ukraine

There is now a growing importance placed on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and the risks that these can pose to both businesses and investors. From adapting to climate…
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March 3, 2022 in Business Planning

Business planning

Why business owners need to find time to focus on financial planning As anyone who runs a business will appreciate, time is a precious commodity. Making strategic decisions, effectively managing…
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February 24, 2022 in Investments

FAS Market Outlook

The tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine has been building in recent weeks, and Russia’s incursion into Ukraine has clearly escalated the crisis. We explain why investors should…
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February 17, 2022 in Investments

Investing with purpose

Investing for the future has taken on new meaning in this world of climate emergency, the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, and our growing awareness of how our actions might affect current…
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February 10, 2022 in Savings

Making the most of ISAs

Individual Savings Accounts, universally known as ISAs, were introduced in 1999. Given their tax-free status, they have become a popular choice for savers and investors over the years. From relatively…
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