Protection insurance can be a valuable safety net for you and your family

The last few weeks have shown us how quickly the unexpected can happen and the impact that it can have.

Times of uncertainty such as these highlight the importance of protecting what matters to you and your family.

Over the years, you may have taken out a number of different insurance policies to give you and your family financial security. Perhaps this may have been when you started a family, took out a mortgage, or became self-employed.

Preserving Your Legacy

How to keep your wealth in the family

Are you worried about leaving an inheritance to your loved ones and then having them pay tax on your legacy? No one likes to think about a time when they won’t be here, but the reality is that unfortunately some people aren’t prepared financially. Fairstone independent financial adviser Andy Fell looks at how IHT planning can help you to preserve your legacy.

Life is full of uncertainties

If the worst were to happen, would your bills still get paid?

Unless you have substantial savings or inherited wealth, most people rely on their salary to pay for everything. But life is full of uncertainties. Fairstone Independent Financial Adviser Paul Dornan looks at why protection planning is important.

Over the years, you may have taken out a number of different insurance policies to give you and your family financial security. Perhaps this may have been when you started a family, took out a mortgage, or became self-employed.

Taxing Times

‘Top 5’ list of planning areas

Making sure you use up any allowances you are entitled to is the first step to reducing the amount of tax you may be liable to pay. We’ve provided our top five list of planning areas to consider before 5 April 2020, the end of the 2019/20 tax year. The rates given are correct for the 2019/20 tax year.

1. Your ISA allowance: don’t wait to use it

Tax Action

Getting your tax affairs in order before 5 April

This time of year is your last chance to get your tax affairs in order before the end of the 2018/19 tax year. We’ve provided a summary of some key tax and financial planning areas which may be appropriate to certain taxpayers and should be considered prior to the end of the tax year on Friday 5 April 2019.

Planning opportunities

Making new year’s tax saving resolutions

At this time of year, we think about New Year’s resolutions, and it’s also a good time to start planning our tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5 April. As you think about 2019 and your goals for the New Year, we can help to start you off on the right financial footing. It’s well worth spending some time in January to think about your money so you can achieve your goals as quickly as possible.

Wealth navigator

Planning the best route for the next generation

You have worked hard to build your wealth. Passing it on to the next generation fairly, safely, effectively and efficiently takes skill and careful preparation. But some people find the idea of discussing inheritance uncomfortable and subsequently put off estate planning until, in some instances, it may be too late to make a difference.

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