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Wealth management

Aug 29 2019
‘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...
 
Jun 12 2019
Over six million adults refuse to discuss their will with loved ones Making a Will is very important if you care what happens to your money and your belongings after you die, and most of us do. But...
 

Investments

Oct 07 2019
Featured in North East Times Fairstone chief operating officer Adam Smith takes a look at the ethical investing space. Over the last few years, investors have been increasingly looking at investing...
 
Aug 21 2019
Wait for the bad weather to pass and stay the course Volatility fluctuates based on where we are in the economic cycle, but it is a normal feature of markets that investors should expect. When stock...
 

Home & Mortgages

Sep 07 2016
A quarter of us could only afford to pay household bills for a maximum of three months. COPING WITH MORTGAGE PAYMENTS The latest protection research from Scottish Widows reveals a quarter (25%) of...
 
Aug 22 2016
Fairstone adviser Angela Murfitt answers your questions Q. I am self-employed and own my home. I still have a mortgage but have enough money saved to pay it off. My question is should I clear it?...
 

Pensions & Retirement

Oct 16 2019
Article by Peter Savage Nearly two thirds of uk savers have more than one pension and changing work patterns mean that the number of people with multiple pensions will increase. People typically...
 
Oct 09 2019
Don’t lose your life savings or be persuaded to invest i n high-risk schemes Don’t let scammers enjoy your hard-earned pension proceeds. Anyone can be the victim of a pension scam, no matter how...
 

Insurance

Aug 30 2019
Those dearest to us, and those financially dependent upon us If something should happen to you, the last thing you want is for you or your family to be worrying about money. One of the most...
 
Dec 21 2018
Financially squeezed between elderly parents and children Faced with the task of caring for elderly parents alongside your children, being in the Sandwich Generation can be a testing time. Finding...
 

Financial Insights

Oct 07 2019
Featured in North East Times Fairstone chief operating officer Adam Smith takes a look at the ethical investing space. Over the last few years, investors have been increasingly looking at investing...
 
May 08 2018
With auto-enrolment contributions set to rise again, South Tyneside-based Fairstone, one of the UK’s largest Chartered financial planning firms, reflects on the need for everyone to have a practical...
 
Nov 14 2017
Steve Easter, sales director at South Tyneside-based chartered financial planning firm Fairstone Group, looks at the current challenges and opportunities for buy-to-let investors British landlords...
 
Aug 21 2017
Published in the Telegraph on Friday 19th August 2017 Getting on the housing ladder is many young people's dream. How long will it take this couple to save, asks Sam Meadows Despite house...