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Recession: inevitable, but is it imminent?

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As the adage goes, every 5-7 years, people forget that a recession happens every 5-7 years. However, while we were blindsided by the 2008 financial crisis, it's fair to say that ignorance has not been bliss this time around.

By Scott Robertson
13 December 2018
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Is the time right to favour cash over investments?

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It feels like a lifetime ago, but it’s worth remembering that, prior to the 2008 financial crisis, returns on savings accounts of 5 per cent were nothing unusual.

By Scott Robertson
5 December 2018
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Are mortgage lending rules holding first-time buyers back?

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Debates over the inter-generational divide in the UK are ceaseless, and are particularly prevalent when it comes to property.

By Scott Robertson
29 November 2018
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Is early retirement a realistic prospect for young people?

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Away from the noise of Brexit drama and market turmoil, a fascinating study on attitudes to retirement in the UK was carried out this week by Rathbones Investment Management.

By Scott Robertson
21 November 2018
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Mind the gender pensions gap

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Last week, a controversial landmark was achieved: gender equality in the state pension age.

By Scott Robertson
13 November 2018
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Is inequality in the UK on the rise?

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You often hear the phrase ‘the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer’ within political and economic discourse, and the UK in particular gets singled out for high levels of inequality.

By Scott Robertson
8 November 2018
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Budget 2018: The good, the bad and the questionable

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Budget 2018 racked up a couple of interesting statistics. With a duration of 72 minutes, it was the longest in 20 years. It was also the first Budget speech to take place on a Monday since 1962.

By Scott Robertson
31 October 2018
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7 things we want to see at next week's Budget

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Budgets never take place within a political vacuum, but it is difficult to recall a Chancellor taking to the despatch box in an atmosphere as febrile as the one Philip Hammond will on Monday.

By Scott Robertson
25 October 2018
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What next for global markets?

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It’s fair to say that last week was a turbulent one for global stock markets. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a Financial Stability Report on Wednesday at its annual meeting in Indonesia, and the paper struck a less-than-optimistic tone.

By Scott Robertson
18 October 2018
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Pension vs property

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The housing crisis in the UK needs little introduction, and the statistics say it all. Rates of home ownership plummeted from 73.3 per cent in 2007 to just 63.4 per cent by the end of 2016.

By Scott Robertson
11 October 2018