Autumn Statement

The chancellor has spoken and we now know where we stand, at least for the next 6 months (until the full budget). Possibly the most surprising news from this Autumn statement is that it was the last of its kind and next year’s Spring statement will likewise be the...

Pre-Christmas Planning

Going by TV commercials, the official countdown to Christmas starts right after Remembrance Sunday. In terms of financial planning, now is really the deadline for getting your Christmas in order so that you avoid going into the New Year with a financial hangover....

Contactless & Mobile Payments – Do You Feel Safe?

Payment cards have been around for decades now and have transitioned from being read on manual imprinters and validated by signature to being read from a microchip and validated (generally) by PIN. They have now moved into the next stage of their development and can...