News and updates from Fairstone and the financial industry, to help you understand and navigate the complex and changing world of financial advice. See our latest acquisition news to find out which advisers are joining the Fairstone Group. Read our latest news and commentary here.

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

Nov 27 2019
Avoid knee-jerk reactions by focusing on long-term investment objectives Creating and maintaining the right investment strategy plays a vital role in securing your financial future. But we live...
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...

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

Dec 04 2019
Pension and asset advice should be part of the divorce process Divorce – it’s one of the most difficult subjects to talk about. The emotional upheaval of divorce can be difficult to deal with,...
Oct 16 2019
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 lose track of their...

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...