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Category: Taking your pension

What is wealth management?

Wealth management is a phrase which you may have come across before.  Essentially it’s a self-explanatory term with quite an obvious meaning.  However, it can mean different things to different people.  So, let me explain what we mean when we refer to the ‘Professional Wealthcare Wealth Management Service’.

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Market Commentary January 2017

Rayner Spencer Mills Research Limited is a respected investment research company. They provide independent research of investment funds and analyse the people, processes and capabilities behind the investment decisions. This quarterly market summary provides a snapshot of their current market commentary. This is nice ‘easy reading’ avoiding getting bogged down with industry jargon.  We hope […]

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Independent Financial Advice

What is an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA)?

An IFA is a professional adviser who will consider every aspect of your personal and financial situation and will give you advice that is tailored to you. If an IFA recommends a product (for example a pension or investment) he can offer you the best choice from the whole of the market.

Unlike a free guidance service or information you may find online, the advice provided by an IFA will take account of your personal circumstances and will make clear recommendations.

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The New Pension Rules in a Nutshell

You may have heard that the rules surrounding how you take your pension benefits are changing. These new rules will apply from April 2015.

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What do those who have already retired wish they had done?

If you are retired, what do you wish you had done differently? If you’re not yet retired, wouldn’t you be interested to know what retired people wish they had done differently?

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Your Retirement – A Wake Up Call

Firstly; a simple mental arithmetic exercise

1. At what age do you intend or expect to retire?
2. What age are you now?
3. Subtract your age now from your retirement age.
4. Multiply the result by 12.
5. Write down your answer.

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The Retiring Population

This year, more people than ever are reaching age 65 in the UK. In fact, forecasts have predicted that over 800,000 people are reaching this milestone during 2012. The reason of course is due to the post war baby boom. At Professional Wealthcare, we’ve noticed a significant increase in the amount of enquiries we’re receiving from people approaching retirement and we expect this trend to continue.

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PruFund – Risk Managed Funds

When choosing how to invest your money, the choices are huge. There are literally thousands of funds available to you, investing in different geographical areas and asset types.

Many people I meet require a managed fund. They want the security of knowing that an’ expert’ is looking after their money and making all the day to day decisions. Managed funds have been around for many years. Increasingly, these days they tend to be risk rated, enabling an investor to be matched with a suitable fund. In recent years, there has been much innovation in this area. A good example of this is the Prudential’s PruFund, which was launched on 25th November 2004.

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Do you qualify for an enhanced annuity?

Do you know that if you are a smoker or have a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or cancer, then you could receive a higher retirement income?

Depending on your medical situation, an enhanced annuity could give you up to 40% higher income than a standard annuity, guaranteed for life.

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Some Harsh Words on Retirement Planning

The following article is quite abrupt and to the point. It is difficult to write about some of the basic, yet important issues surrounding retirement planning without perhaps touching some nerves. So if you’re easily offended, please move on. My objective here is to help people to understand retirement and to successfully plan ahead for later life. This involves waking up to some serious issues. So please read this in the spirit it is meant and please don’t shoot the messenger.

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Pensions

Planning for retirement, your options, review your plans...

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Investing your capital for tax efficient growth or income...

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I have known Barry and used his financial services for many years for various aspects of our family’s needs. He has always provided a first class independent and personal service, giving un-biased advice that is in our best interest. He operates his business in a very professional way and communicates all the information efficiently and speedily.

David Hey

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