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Capital Eyes On … the market: the Budget to eclipse all budgets? 18th March 2015

Capital Eyes On the market: On the day the Moon eclipses the Sun,  the question being asked is: “does George Osborne’s Budget 18 March 2015 eclipse all others – or not?”  Follow the link to obtain your complimentary copy of our Budget … Continue reading

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Market Numbers & News 25th April 2014

Market Numbers & News 25th April 2014 MARKET NUMBERS .. The FTSE 100 closed at 6685.69 +60.44 points +0.91% on previous weeks close 6625.25 +259.27 points +4.03% against a year ago at 6426.42 .. “In House”, we regard the FTSE 100 index as being … Continue reading

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Market Numbers & News 18th April 2014

Market Numbers & News 18th April 2014 MARKET NUMBERS .. The FTSE 100 closed at 6625.25 +63.55 points +0.97% on previous weeks close 6561.70 +381.58 points +6.11% against a year ago at 6243.67 .. “In House”, we regard the FTSE 100 index as being … Continue reading

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Bank of England “sticks” on Bank Repo Rate…and other news

Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee opts for “no change” to the bank base rate. European shares were slightly higher on this Thursday afternoon having fluctuated for much of the day’s sessions as investors responded to the latest announcements from … Continue reading

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Change to use of Government Actuarial Department’s Calculations for Pensions in Drawdown

Government Actuarial Department (GAD) Calculations for Pensions in Drawdown For drawdown plans effected after  26th March 2014, the maximum amount of income that can be taken during a ‘pension year’ will changed from 120% of GAD to 150% of GAD. … Continue reading

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Change to Pension Projections rules effective 6th April 2014

Change to Pension Projections effective 6th April 2014 As of 06/04/2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have dictated that pension projections must use ‘real’ (inflation adjusted) rates of return.Where previously it was acceptable to include a note explaining the impact … Continue reading

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Market Numbers & News 28th March 2014

Market Numbers & News 28th March 2014 MARKET NUMBERS .. The FTSE 100 closed at 6615.58 -58.41 points -0.89% on previous weeks close 6557.17 +203.84 points +3.18% against a year ago at 6411.74 .. “In House”, we regard the FTSE 100 index as … Continue reading

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PENSION DEADLINE: FIXED PROTECTION : 5th April 2014: Gentle Reminder!!

Applications for Pension Lifetime Allowance Fixed Protection must be submitted to HMRC by 5th April 2014. (check the conditions first) The Tax year End deadline approaches quickly…   If you are in any doubt about exactly how much you currently have … Continue reading

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Market Numbers 21st March 2014, Budget Comment plus Headlines

Market Numbers 21st March 2014, Budget Comment plus Headlines The key take aways from this year’s Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday were effectively increased ISA allowances (the normal increase at 6th April followed by a further increase to £15,000 for a … Continue reading

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Market Numbers 21st March 2014, Budget Comment plus Headlines

Market Numbers 21st March 2014, Budget Comment plus Headlines The key take aways from this year’s Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday were effectively increased ISA allowances (the normal increase at 6th April followed by a further increase to £15,000 for a … Continue reading

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Gold Market Price Benchmark Setting under investigation

It has been reported by Bloomberg and in MoneyMarketing that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK is undertaking a review of the way gold price benchmark setting is carried out as part of a wider investigation into global … Continue reading

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Capital Eyes on the Market – BUDGET SUMMARY – Friday 22nd March 2013

Following on from our published overview of the key points of interest in Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget Speech on Wednesday 20th March 2013, we have now made available our complete BUDGET SUMMARY 2013 which can be downloaded here for your interest … Continue reading

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Capital Eyes on the Market – BUDGET Update – Wednesday 20th March 2013

We take a look at some of the key items in today’s Budget anouncement by Chancellor George Osborne. The Chancellor is now no stranger to Budget announcements. However this makes this latest Budget none the easier to compile and deliver. … Continue reading

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Capital Eyes on the Market – BUDGET Update – Wednesday 20th March 2013

We take a look at some of the key items in today’s Budget anouncement by Chancellor George Osborne. The Chancellor is now no stranger to Budget announcements. However this makes this latest Budget none the easier to compile and deliver. … Continue reading

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Capital Eyes on the Market – Thursday 28th February 2013

We take a look at some of the recent activity and events taking place in the UK and globally. For a more in-depth insight into how things may impact on your own financial planning priorities, please do get in touch. … Continue reading

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Capital Eyes on the Market – Thursday 21st February 2013

We take a look at some of the recent activity and events taking place in the UK and globally. For a more in-depth insight into how things may impact on your own financial planning priorities, please do get in touch. … Continue reading

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Important Regulatory and Administrative Changes – Update

At the end of this year, 2012, the Financial Services Industry is undergoing a substantial change in the way it is expected to do Investment business by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). This is as a result of their Retail … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Conversation on Twitter (@3sbg), Follow us on the Website (3sbg.net) and Like Us on Facebook (facebook.com/3sbg.net)!

Just a quick reminder: You can also “Enjoy the Conversation” by “Following” us on Twitter (www.twitter.com @3sbg) keep up to date by Following us on the Website (http://3sbg.net) and stay informed by “Liking” us on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/3sbg.net). Yet … Continue reading

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Economic Outlooking Good?…

The influential Ernst & Young ITEM Club, which uses the HM Treasury model of the UK economy when compiling its economic forecasting has published its latest forecast report. In its Autumn forecast, the ITEM Club says the outlook for the high street … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Change of a Lifetime?

At the end of this year there’s going to be a whole load of people and firms who have gotten used to calling themselves IFA’s – Independent Financial Advisers – who will no longer be able to use that term. … Continue reading

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