Skipton Insights

Interest rates go up. But why now?

Bank of England - Base rate

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.

 

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.

Skipton Insight: investing with a conscience

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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. 

How can I tell if I’ve invested in a good fund?

Investing in a good fund

As so much can change over the time you invest, what was once a ‘good’ fund for you may no longer be the case – and it might not be working how it’s supposed to. Find out more here.