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 Brexit
The clock is ticking for the UK. There is barely a year to go before the two-year notice period to leave the European Union expires, with a great deal for the government still to agree. What Brexit is ultimately going to look like, no one knows.
Skipton Insight: investing with a conscience
For many investors, achieving a strong return isn’t the only objective. Alongside investing towards achieving their objectives, they want to feel assured their money is being used to support causes and issues close to their heart, or steer clear of areas/sectors they have moral objections towards. Find out more here.
Skipton Insight: Our 2017 review of markets
Following a strong 2016, this has been another positive year for investors. Find out more here.
2017 Autumn Budget: our view of how it might affect your personal finances
It was a Budget of few surprises. Chancellor Philip Hammond’s hour-long Budget speech featured familiar topics and soundbites about the government’s spending plans. But below the headlines about abolishing stamp duty for first time buyers on properties below £300,000, how will your personal finances be affected?
What does this interest rate rise mean?
After weeks of speculation and hints from the Bank of England, today the first rate hike in over a decade was confirmed.