Skipton Insights

How to make better long-term financial decisions

We’ve all done it at some stage. There’s a financial decision to make – perhaps an insurance renewal or option to switch to a cheaper utility provider – and we don’t take the opportunity, because it would involve more work and the benefits don’t feel tangible.

No end in sight for Brexit

Skipton Financial Advisers | Market Update 2

And so the saga continues. 33 months since the UK public voted to leave the European Union (EU), the path to Brexit remains uncertain. The departure date has been delayed until 31 October – so what does the deadlock mean?

How does the thought of paying less tax on your savings and investments sound?

ISAs can be a smarter way to save and invest. Research from Santander shows that almost two thirds of the population are unclear about the amount that can be invested into an ISA.

Seven ways to keep a rational investment mind-set

Investing in the stock market can be very rewarding over the long-term. However, as share prices suffer periods of fluctuation, there’s always a risk of losing money.

Your guide to the 2019/20 tax year

As we enter the 2019/20 tax year, a number of key changes have taken place to several existing policies. It may be that some of these affect you, and it’s therefore important to consider the implications they may have when making financial decisions for the year ahead.

Younger for longer

Chart from young to old

Rising life expectancy doesn’t just mean people are living longer – it’s set to completely change our personal and financial lives. To find out more, we spoke to Andrew Scott, co-author of the critically acclaimed book, 100-Year Life – Working in an Age of Longevity.

2018 Market Review: the rocky road

It was shaping up to be a quietly reasonable 2018 for markets until October, when significant volatility spread across all regions. So, for many investors, last year was a challenging period.