We are pleased to announce our latest sponsorship deal with Glasgow Rocks Basketball Club. We are excited about our partnership with Glasgow Rocks and look to build this over the years ahead. Their involvement within the local community and the good work they do... read more
We are delighted to announce that we successfully raised approximately £500 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity last Friday by wearing our Christmas Jumpers and selling delicious home-baking! This money will make a difference to the lives of young patients and... read more
One of the key points for businesses from the Autumn Budget was Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement that the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is set to receive £2.5 billion of public money through facilitation of pension fund access to long-term investment. The... read more
Whether or not you’re the kind of person who sees the start of January as the time to set yourself resolutions and stick to them, the period after the excesses of Christmas and New Year is arguably one of the best times to actively get your finances into shape. Here... read more
November was a relatively disappointing month for world stock markets, with the majority of the markets we cover in this commentary losing ground in the month: however, the largest fall was just 3% so there were no real disasters. Pride of place went to the Dow Jones... read more
After months of speculation, the Bank of England finally raised interest rates in the UK for the first time in over a decade. The increase from 0.25% to 0.5% might seem small, especially when you consider that the last time the interest rate was increased in July 2007... read more
Savings According to the Consumer Price Index, inflation is currently at 3%. This is the highest rate for over five years, meaning household budgets are being stretched further and further as the average pay is going up by just 2.2%. As the Bank of England has just... read more
Pension Freedoms Recent research has revealed the alarming statistic that around a third of people are now likely to run out of money after they retire, which could result in their children’s inheritance being severely diminished or even disappearing completely. This... read more
What’s the saying? ‘Close, but no cigar’. That’s how it was in October as all but two of the markets we cover rose in the month. Brazil’s market did manage to stagger up by just 14 points, meaning it was unchanged in percentage terms, but the Russian stock market let... read more
Retirement should be the time in your life where you’re able to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour throughout your working life. However, simply paying into your savings or a pension for when you retire might not allow you to do this if you’re not putting... read more
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