Skipton Financial Advisers Knowledge Centre

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Latest insights and resources

Our Recommend a Friend Scheme

We like to take care of our customers – and one way we do this is through our Recommend a Friend Scheme.

Interest rates go up. But why now?

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Only recently, savers were left feeling thwarted by the Bank of England’s decision to freeze base rate in May. Find out more.

Skipton Insight: 2018 half-year market review

After a positive couple of years for markets, the opening to 2018 proved to be a period of highs and lows. We saw stock markets in the UK and US post record highs; but at other times, the worst volatility in seven years . Although markets settled over spring, the spectre of global trade wars escalating means there is still uncertainty.

Skipton Insight: Investing in fixed income

There’s one golden rule that savvy investors follow – don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Although investing is usually associated with the ups and downs of stock markets, in reality there’s a lot more to it than that. Multi asset investment funds, for example, typically feature a range of asset classes – shares, cash and fixed income. It may also include other assets like property. A diversified approach can lead to smoother returns, compared to relying on only one source for returns. Find out more. 

 

 

 

Interest rates stay at 0.5% after all. So what now?

bank of england

Only a few weeks ago, it was almost a given that base rate would reach 0.75% today. Please find out more here.

 

Download your free copy of our investment magazine

The Spring edition of our magazine, Moneyetc, is now available to download and read. The 28-page magazine is packed full of topical features to support investors with their financial plans.

Skipton Insight: new tax year podcast

The new tax year heralds a number of important considerations for investors – and we’re here to help you think about your plans.