Weekly Financial Update – 15.10.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 15.10.2020

It was a fairly flat week for the major world stock markets with the UK fairing worst. This was mainly as a result of lockdown fears as there was much discussion this week around what stricter measures need to be imposed to slow down the rate of infections.  ...
Weekly Financial Update – 08.10.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 08.10.2020

Stock markets had a fairly quiet and positive week after initially fearing the worst once it was announced US President Donald Trump had tested positive for Coronavirus and the uncertainty this could have led to.     It appears Trump seems over the worst and...
Retirement Age and Life Expectancy

Retirement Age and Life Expectancy

There has recently been some good news on life expectancy.  In their latest published National Life Tables the Office for National Statistics have found that, since last year’s release, life expectancy has increased by 6.3 weeks for men and women who are 65.    This...
Weekly Financial Update – 01.10.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 01.10.2020

This week the stock markets recovered some of their losses from the previous week as investors feel confident there will soon be a new US package of measures to boost the US economy.     There were issues in Japan though as an unknown technical glitch shut...
Defined Contribution Pensions vs Defined Benefit

Defined Contribution Pensions vs Defined Benefit

There are only really two types of pension you can have, a defined contribution pension or a defined benefit pension.   Over the last few years there has been a big change in the type of pension scheme offered by employers, moving from defined benefit to defined...