During March there were reasons to be optimistic. In fact, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) raised global growth forecasts following Covid-19 vaccination and stimulus package news around the world. It’s now expected the global economy will expand 5.6% this year.

Despite the pandemic dominating headlines, a survey from the Bank of America suggests Covid-19 is no longer the biggest risk worrying investors. Instead, their focus is on inflation. With low-interest rates set to continue, in order to

Technology has made investing far more accessible. You can now invest and make changes to your portfolio with just a few taps on your smartphone. While more people investing for their future is a good thing, technology is instilling bad habits in some investors.

Far from investing with a long-term goal in mind, some investors, according to a report published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), are opting for high-risk investments for the “challenge, competition and novelty”.

There are more than five million self-employed workers in the UK, according to government statistics. This figure is rising, with around one in six people now working for themselves. There are advantages to being self-employed, but some workers could be missing out on benefits worth thousands of pounds compared to their traditionally employed contemporaries.

The average annual replacement cost of typical employee benefits is £9,586, according to calculations from Royal London. This means self-employed

Do you know who your current pension provider is? If so, do you know why you chose them? Even when you’re making regular pension contributions, these may not be things you think about that often. While, in many cases, your employer simply chooses your pension provider and you stick with them, you may want to consider switching.

Over time, your pension is likely to become one of your largest assets and key to your long-term plans. A regular review, and

The cost of funding care and delivering support to the elderly has become a national priority. However, research suggests it’s still not something individuals are thinking about when they make retirement plans.

As average life expectancy has risen, the demand for care has soared and more people are living with complex needs. A report from Frank Knight shows the number of beds in care homes increased by 2,500 in 2020. However, the number is still falling in