29 Aug Geo-Political Matters

Significant challenges for investors this year and beyond. In the first half of the year, geo-political unrest has dominated the headlines. There have been significant challenges for investors in recent months – geo-political upheavals, economic growth and monetary policy. Once the summer is out of the way, the attention will turn to domestic political uncertainty. It’s been a big year for elections around the world, and now the political focus has turned up on our own doorstep. First the Scottish referendum in September, then next May’s General Election. In between, …

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27 Aug Plugging the Household Gap

UK adults forced to borrow money from family members More than one in four (28%) UK adults have been forced to borrow money from family members, according to new research. With the average amount borrowed by individuals standing at £2,123, the collective family lending economy is now worth around £31billion. Family Generations & Financial Pressures is the title of the new report from Scottish Widows think tank Centre for the Modern Family and shows that 23% of family borrowers need this support just to cover day-to-day household costs. In addition …

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