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Skipton Insight: Our 2017 review of markets

Market Review

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

2017 Autumn Budget Skipton Financial Advisers

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?

Bank of England - Base rate

After weeks of speculation and hints from the Bank of England, today the first rate hike in over a decade was confirmed.  

Will I have to pay inheritance tax?

Paying inheritance tax

Firstly, if you have an inheritance tax liability, it won’t be you who has to pay it. It will be the executor of your estate – which is typically your loved ones.

Market Review - September 2017

Market update

This continues to be a quiet, steady period for stock markets. Although September saw the UK FTSE 100 dip to its lowest level since May, 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. 

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