Workplace Pensions: Automatic Enrolment

The Pensions regulator has confirmed that 90% of the first small and micro employers to reach the date their workplace pensions duties start have now complied with the law, showing that automatic enrolment is successful for all sizes of employer. Since the start of automatic......

SIPP pension income options

The recent law changes allowing greater pension freedoms has resulted in an array of different options. Below are some to be aware of: Capped Drawdown If your pension fund had been ‘crystallised’ (i.e. used to release some form of benefits, such as an income or......

INCOME INSURANCE: PROTECTING YOUR MORTGAGE & QUALITY OF LIFE

Ask yourself an important question: If I, or my partner, suffered a reduction in income through incapacity brought on by an accident or serious illness, how would the mortgage and all other living expenses get paid? How would the family cope? What cut backs would......

Financial Advice: Pensions & Investment Advisors in Bournemouth, Dorset

Pension Advice: Pension Transfers, Consolidation and Financial Planning Advice in Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne and surrounding areas. Financial advice could benefit you in many ways, but much will depend on your circumstances. Here are a few typical examples: You might have an old pension arrangement that......

Company Pensions : Auto Enrolment: Employers Take Note!

Yet more pensions legislation! This time it affects almost all employers (there are few exemptions). If you are an employer, you must acquaint yourself with the 7 vital steps in the Auto Enrolment process. If you are an employee, you must assess how any changes affect the......

Retirement planning and pension options

Retirement planning advice is critical to your long term standard of living. Changes to UK pension law are giving retirees more freedom on how to provide for their retirement. Pensions are now much more attractive to savers and interesting to retirees! A flexible retirement will give......

Budget 2014 – Pension Changes

The Budget 2014 saw major pension legislation changes. New rules will introduce more flexibility, which in theory should be a good thing, so long as you know what ALL your options are and the risks and costs associated with each. Once you are aware of,......

Will Japanese equities continue their rise?

It’s always difficult to know in which asset class to invest and how much, but when Shinzo Abe, the current leader of Japan, came to power it was widely expected among well informed investment professionals that Japanese stocks would rise. Over the past year the......

The importance …

The importance of health insurance Recent statistics confirm that the majority of self employed people still have no income protection in the event of being unable to work through sickness or long term ill health. Don’t we all know someone who has had a serious......

Astute Money Management Have Hit Local News!

Have you read the Bournemouth Daily Echo lately? Astute Money Management has hit the headlines after our Managing Director Dan Weldon donated over a £1,000 worth of office furniture to The Wessex Cancer Care Trust. The office furniture includes chairs, filing cabinets, desks and more.......