News and Blog

10th March 2015

Buy-to-Let Property – panacea for pension freedoms?

When new pension freedoms are introduced next month in April 2015, many clients are considering the merits of withdrawing cash from pensions to buy residential property to let, as an alternative to the traditional option of buying a pension annuity.

25th February 2015

Greece’s Bailout Negotiations

Over the past few months, uncertainty over the future of the Eurozone has mounted following fears of a Greek exit (‘Grexit’).

25th February 2015

Is a Storm Brewing as the FTSE Reaches New Heights?

On Tuesday 24 February, the FTSE 100 reached a record high, closing at 6950.

17th February 2015

Market Commentary – January 2015

The major Economic story in January was the announcement of 1 trillion euros of stimulus by the ECB in an attempt to boost economic growth.

11th February 2015

Client Service Administrator Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for a Client Service Administrator to join Seabrook Clark.

6th February 2015

Bryony Noad joins the team to support business growth

We are delighted to announce that as part of our continued growth, Bryony Noad has joined our team as a graduate trainee.

7th January 2015

Our Investment Commentary for Q4 2014 (1 October – 31 December)

World markets experienced a very volatile quarter which included a sharp sell-off in equities at the beginning of October. However, sentiment quickly returned, reflected by a gain of 4.13% for the FTSE World Index in Q4.

5th January 2015

Proposals to allow pensioners to cash in annuities

Pensioners would be able to surrender annuities for a cash lump sum under proposals announced by Steve Webb, Pensions Minister, affecting potentially up to 5 million pensioners in the UK and around £11bn annual pension income.

16th December 2014

Pension carry forward rule

The maximum amount you can contribute to a pension and benefit from tax relief is limited by the annual allowance of £40,000 (2014/15) or your earnings if lower.

15th December 2014

New Single-Tier State Pension

The new single-tier State Pension is due to come into force in April 2016.

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