Planning for life events


We don’t always know what the future holds, but we can make sure our finances are prepared for whatever happens. We provide financial care for every stage of your life, whether you’re planning to get married, buy a home, saving for education fees or planning your retirement.

We’ll work with you to decide what’s most important and arrange your money so that you and your loved ones can enjoy a secure future. Follow the below icons to learn more about some of the major life events we can help you prepare for.

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What if you had to retire early?

What if you had to retire early?

Retiring early while you are young enough to make the most of your freedom is a dream for many. But for some, the past year has been a nightmare because thousands of people in the UK have been pushed into unplanned early retirement, regardless of whether their finances could support the move. We look at the steps you can take to prepare for the unexpected.
A statement on Sanlam Life and Pensions UK Limited

A statement on Sanlam Life and Pensions UK Limited

Today we have announced that Sanlam’s Life and Pensions company has reached an agreement to be acquired by Chesnara, a UK leader in administering life and pension policies. Read the full statement here
Just how far will your £1m pension pot go?

Just how far will your £1m pension pot go?

One million pounds sounds like a lot of money, but it may not stretch very far when it comes to providing retirement income. A 65-year-old investor in good health using their £1 million pension pot to buy an annuity – an insurance contract, which pays a guaranteed income for life – could expect to receive around £45,000.
Economic output has recovered, but should we fear a financial reckoning?

Economic output has recovered, but should we fear a financial reckoning?

From the rapid nosedive following lockdowns in March 2020 to springing earnings in the first half of ‘21, we’ve moved through this business cycle at top speed. It’s time to take a look at potential market implications and ask ourselves: Does economic payback await?
Lovely grub

Lovely grub

The world's population is rapidly expanding and food consumption will also grow exponentially over the coming years. Could insects be the answer? The insect farming industry has been steadily growing for many years, and insects look set to be a key food source of the future.
7 famous market bubbles

7 famous market bubbles

If something looks too good to be true, then it probably is. In this article we take a look at 7 famous market bubbles and explain the benefits of taking a more pragmatic approach to investing.
State intervention: creating a sweet spot for income investors

State intervention: creating a sweet spot for income investors

The rise of state intervention and greater regulation was born out of the capitalism of the late 20th century, forged in the fire of the GFC and the sovereign debt crisis, and accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Increased regulation has not always been welcomed, but in many cases has resulted in stronger companies and greater security for investors and is good news for subordinated debt.
London's rental market bounces back

London's rental market bounces back

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where we summarise the key market developments over the last seven days.
Face value

Face value

The global smartwatch market is booming. Valued at $20.64 billion in 2019, it is expected to rise to $96.31 billion by 2027. Smartwatches can track our steps, play music, be used as a wallet and much more besides. But while they are selling in huge numbers, their individual value still doesn’t come close to certain classic watches sold at auction.
Adapting to the new, more nuanced position for markets

Adapting to the new, more nuanced position for markets

Over the past 18 months, our commentaries have often reflected on markets either falling dramatically or staging a remarkable revival. Now the position looks less clear-cut and increasingly nuanced.
Parliament, NHS pensions and ‘a perfect storm’

Parliament, NHS pensions and ‘a perfect storm’

Few pensions are simple. But aspects of the NHS pension scheme have long been regarded exceedingly complex. We take a look at some of the issues and what can be done to overcome them.
Built to last: the transformation of UK property

Built to last: the transformation of UK property

In the third piece in our global megatrends series, we look at how technology, demographics, and an increasingly urbanised population – exacerbated by the pandemic – are influencing the buildings around us. From shops and offices to retirement and student accommodation and warehouses, investment demand is shifting from traditional property sectors towards new areas of future growth.
Thriving in lockdown

Thriving in lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic put immense pressure on businesses, however some were still able to thrive. We take a look at some of our clients' businesses that were boosted by lockdown.
Businesses complain as 'pingdemic' hurts productivity

Businesses complain as 'pingdemic' hurts productivity

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where we summarise the key market developments over the last seven days
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