Why Everyone Should Register on the Government Gateway or Gov.UK

These days, more and more tools are being made available online so it’s a good idea to take advantage of what’s available. If you want to put yourself in control and have easy access to what the government has available, it is crucial that you register on the Government Gateway. This blog was prompted because…

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Understanding Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (and the others!)

cryptocurrency coins

Cryptocurrency – you’ve heard about it; it certainly creeps into the news more regularly than ever before and perhaps you’re even tempted to invest in it! However, ask yourself – do you really understand it? I’m constantly asked by my clients about it and just last week, someone suggested I write about it. So that’s…

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Are You an Ethical Investor?

Parent considering grandchilds future in a grassy field

With COP26 coming to a close just last weekend, I’ve been very focussed on sustainability, the environment and talking to my clients about Ethical Investments. Although, truth be told, Ethical Investment is never far from my thoughts because I do want to make a difference to my children, grandchildren, and the world. The thing is,…

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Do You Have a Lost Pension?

A couple looking up information on their pensions

This is a very important topic – for everyone, regardless of income or wealth, but possibly more so for the working generations, who may believe that they have no retirement fund at all. Did you know that in the UK, there are approximately 1.6 million lost pensions, worth approximately £19.4 billion, (some reports claim the…

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Are you a Vulnerable Client?

A person caring for a vulnerable client

Being a Vulnerable Person Could Make You a Target for Finance Scams – Be Aware! Earlier this year the FCA launched guidance for Financial Advisors relating to the fair treatment of vulnerable clients.  On the FCA website it states that their research showed that “27.7 million adults in the UK now have characteristics of vulnerability…

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Funeral Planning, An Emotive Topic!

Couple sitting at desk funeral planning

What an uplifting topic and one that I have covered it before but it’s important to update these topics periodically, especially this one. The reason this came to mind was because yesterday morning I had to submit my application to the FCA to continue to be authorised to supply advice on Funeral Planning.  While the…

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Do You Want to be in Control of Your Finances?

Viewing Online Financial Help System

Well, do you? I bet you do! So, I have some great news for you and I’m not trying to sell you anything, this is purely for information (for my regular readers, you know how much I love sharing quality information). At Interface Financial Planning, we offer an online system to all of our clients…

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Could You Have Hidden NS&I Premium Bonds?

British Pound

Recently, I’ve been working on an interesting project on National Savings and Premium Bonds.  I think it’s a great way for people to invest money.  Bond numbers can come up time and again, so once your numbers have been drawn, they don’t become obsolete, they go back into the draw again.  They’re tax efficient too…

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The Value of Listening

Large Ears Listening on Elhers Deer

I often talk about values and that’s because to me, they’re enormously important.  Everyone has values, if you don’t know what yours are, why not create your list? Once you’re in the flow, you’ll find you continue to add things to it!  One very important value to me is listening and I’ll tell you why…

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You Can Lead a Horse to Water

white horse

I love a good saying, and one of the ones that I find myself repeating time and again is “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.” Usually, it rushes across my mind when I’m in the middle of a conversation with a client who’s umming and aahing over my…

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