Summer 2018 Bulletin

Please click here to access our Summer Bulletin.

The highlights of this Bulletin include:

  • Pros and cons of joint finances 
  • Rule changes on VCTs and EISs  
  • Reduced protection for mortgage payments 
  • The FSCS safety net 
  • The range of Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs)
  • UK dividends yields
  • Interest rates 
  • Tax thresholds and inflation 
  • Pension scams and cold calling

We hope you find it useful and interesting.

If you have any questions about the contents of this bulletin or how any aspects of your tax and financial planning may be affected by recent changes, please get in touch with us to discuss them.

The information regarding taxation is based on our understanding of law, HM Revenue & Customs practice and current legislation, which may be altered and depends on the individual financial circumstances of the investor. The value of investments may fall as well as rise.

Testimonials

Highwood Financial Services have been instrumental in helping us to get our financial house in order and giving us confidence in our plans for the future. We have a small business, and two young children, but we knew that we had gaps in our arrangements. Financial planning requires a high degree of trust, and we instantly had a rapport with Michael Gould that meant we had no hesitation talking with him about our journey so far and hopes for the future. In conjunction with a detailed assessment of our appetite for risk, he conducted a wide-ranging financial review of our existing insurance, historic pension and ongoing savings arrangements, and gave clearly reasoned advice on how to better structure them. We discussed his recommendations in great detail and followed all of his advice. With good life insurance and critical illness cover now in place, with new consolidated pension arrangements, we have confidence in the cover and plans that have put in place for ourselves and our family.

Ben Cons
The French Bedroom Company

I would like to thank you and all of your colleagues for all of the help you have given me in sorting out my pension. As you are aware I was recommended to your company by a pension specialist who was aware of the professionalism that was given to other customers he had sent. I have to say he was correct and now I would recommend your company without any hesitation.

Once again many thanks and look forward to future and informative meetings.

Terry Reynolds
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