Category: life planning

New pension rules: don’t forget about tax

by Paul Northmore, Managing Director The new pension rules announced last year come into effect on 6th April 2015 – “Freedom Day”.   From that date,…

Should you cash-in your final salary pension?

By Patrick Goddard, Independent Financial Adviser If you have a final salary pension scheme, many people may be rather envious!  These schemes, which usually pay…

I am fed up with my job – can I retire?

by Peter Harrison FPFS, Independent Financial Adviser. This is a question I get asked a lot: “I’ve been at work since I left college –…

How Julie saved £144,000

by Mike LeGassick, Independent Financial Adviser with Manning and Company Julie* from Plymouth worked hard as a social care worker.  She also planned for the…

Don’t let freedom go to your head

by Mike LeGassick, Independent Financial Adviser, Manning and Company The recent Budget announcement on pension reform heralds a seismic shift in the personal pensions market….

Mortgage lenders tighten up after recent Mortgage Market Review (MMR)

By Lisa Burton, Financial Adviser and Specialist Independent Mortgage Adviser, Manning and Company Independent Financial Advisers. If you want a mortgage after 26th April you’ll…

UK Government boosts property market with the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme

By guest blogger, Paul Trueman, Independent Mortgage Adviser – Anthony Trueman & Co Ltd In April 2013 the government introduced the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme to help…

Just 16 days to the breadline for families in the South West

By Patrick Goddard, Financial Adviser, Manning and Company Independent Financial Advisers The money could run out in just 16 days for families in the South…

The Life and Health Insurance Policies that Love your Virtuous Living

By Paul Northmore, Managing Director, Manning and Company Is it right that insurance companies are rewarding some of their clients for living a virtuous lifestyle?…