Weekly Round-Up – Friday 5th August 2016

Informed Choice Weekly RoundupHappy Friday, readers! It’s time to catch up.

Here are some of the things that we covered at Informed Choice this week.

On the blog this week

New figures from HM Revenue & Customs show record high pension freedom payments.

In our latest monthly investment update for August 2016, we look at how the investment markets, global economy and commodity prices are performing.

Women often face different financial challenges to men, as a result of which their long-term financial security can be put at risk.

Property prices have continued to rise, with the average value of a UK property exceeding £205,000 for the first time. What is the purpose of your property wealth?

The latest podcast episodes

Martin interviewed Laura Thurlow, deputy director at Community Foundation for Surrey, about charitable giving and philanthropy.

They’ve only gone and cut interest rates! What does this mean for your mortgage, savings, investments and retirement?

Informed Choice in the press

Martin commented for FT Adviser, saying clients should continue to block out “short-term noise” caused by Brexit and the post-vote rate cut and focus on the long-term.

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About Martin Bamford

Martin Bamford is a Chartered Financial Planner, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professional and published personal finance author. He works with elderly clients to provide advice on funding residential care fees, hosts the Informed Choice Podcast and is a keen ultra runner.
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