Topic: Wealth Creation

Essentials and indulgences

Posted on July 1, 2015 by - Investment, News, Protection, Wealth Creation

UK parents spend £28 billion on nation’s under-fives each year

UK parents spend around £35,000 on their children by the time they reach their fifth birthday, according to research released by Aviva. This adds up to a total of more than £28 billion[1] spent on the nation’s 4 million under-fives each year. (more…)

Gender disparity

Posted on April 29, 2015 by - News, Wealth Creation

Funding a post-work life will be difficult without sufficient planning

A new report has revealed a huge gender disparity when it comes to pension savings and income, indicating that funding retirement is likely to be a significant challenge for many women. (more…)

Life assurance cover

Posted on April 29, 2015 by - Retirement, Wealth Creation

Funding a potential Inheritance Tax liability

After taking the appropriate steps to put in place an Inheritance Tax planning strategy, if there is still the potential likelihood of a liability on your estate, or if you have made gifts which have created a potential liability for the recipients if you die within seven years, we can help you review how you could fund this liability in the most efficient way. (more…)

Trust solutions

Posted on April 29, 2015 by - Retirement, Wealth Creation

Different trust solutions to managing your wealth

We can advise you on a range of different trust solutions, each designed with a particular purpose in mind. Some types of trust  are treated differently for Inheritance Tax purposes. (more…)

Trusts

Posted on April 29, 2015 by - Retirement, Wealth Creation

Helping you control and protect your assets

One of the most effective ways you can manage your estate planning is through setting up a trust. The structures into which you can transfer your assets can have lasting consequences for you and your family, so it is important that you obtain professional advice, as the right structures can protect assets and give your family lasting benefits. (more…)

Dying intestate

Posted on April 29, 2015 by - Retirement, Wealth Creation

If there’s no valid Will

When you die, your estate has to be distributed one way or another. If you have a Will, your executors have to gain a Grant of Probate in England and Wales or Northern Ireland (a Grant of Confirmation in Scotland). If there’s no valid Will, or the named executors in the Will are unwilling or unable to carry out their duties, a Grant of Letters of Administration is needed. This is known as ‘dying intestate’. (more…)

A Will is the first step

Posted on April 29, 2015 by - Retirement, Wealth Creation

Sharing out your estate

Planning your finances in advance should help you ensure that when you die, everything you own goes where you want it to. Making a Will is the first step in ensuring that your estate is shared out exactly as you want it to be. (more…)

Giving to charity

Posted on April 29, 2015 by - Retirement, Wealth Creation

Reducing an Inheritance Tax – it’s good to give

A n estate can pay Inheritance Tax at a reduced rate of 36% on some assets (instead of 40%) if 10% or more of the ‘net value’ of their estate is left to charity. (more…)