Welcome to our news page! Below you will find a range of content focused on financial topics from pension planning to mortgages. We hope you find the articles of interest.

The Impact of Brexit

The date of the referendum on whether we remain in the EU has been set for June, and the campaigning by those on both sides of the debate is hotting up. Whilst it is clear that we will see volatility in the markets in the run up to the vote, the long term effects of...

May Market Commentary

April was the month for stats fanatics… We monitor a dozen world stock markets for this commentary: remarkably, seven of them rose by 1% during April. Brazil and Russia managed rather more noteworthy increases: the Chinese market shuffled off in the opposite direction. But April was a month when events away from the world’s stock...

Investing in Commodities?

The investment term ‘commodities’ refers to raw materials used to make other products. The category includes gold, silver, oil and gas, as well as ‘soft commodities’ including cocoa beans, sugar and wheat. As the commodities sector rarely correlates to either currencies or the stock market, this means that even if the equity market falls, commodities...

Should you invest in a VCT?

The tightening of the screw on tax perks and investment limits for pension saving is tempting higher earners to add risky venture capital trusts and enterprise investment schemes to their retirement planning. Those who have already filled their pensions, through the lifetime or annual allowance, can still get a healthy tax relief boost from VCTs,...

Quinn-tessentials – Taxation and Dividend Income Tax rules change

Over the past couple of weeks, in preparation of the dividend tax rule changes, we’ve been looking particularly at the potential impact that these changes will have on trusts, trustees and beneficiaries. The tax rule changes on dividends came into effect from the 6th April 2016 and this will no doubt raise the awareness and...