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14th July 2021 - Tracey Payne

The dilemma of trying to do the right thing.

Students have always been at the centre of activism around the important issues of the time, from the ‘Mai 68’ student riots in Paris, via the pressure put on Barclays and others to divest from apartheid-riven South Africa in the 1980s, to today’s Black Lives Matter movement and the existential threat of climate change.  Their enthusiasm and conviction can often…

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30th June 2021 - Ben Nolan

Planning to achieve your retirement goals sooner?

Are you ‘mid or late career’ or planning to retire within ten years? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you probably want to know the answers to these questions: Will I be able to retire when I want to? Will I run out of money? How can I guarantee the kind of retirement I want? But, for many different reasons,…

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18th June 2021 - Jennie Snooks

Achieving her Certificate!

We are delighted to announce that Susana Duarte has recently achieved her Certificate in Regulated Financial Services Operations, a highly regarded financial planning qualification. Susana has been very committed to studying for her professional exams since completing her Business Administration apprenticeship with Herbert Scott in March 2020. She is now looking to further her studies, and is hoping to…

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18th June 2021 - Tracey Payne

Inflation ahoy!

The word ‘ahoy!’ is an old maritime warning, usually used when either a ship or land was sighted in the distance as a warning to the crew to beware.   Today, the risk of higher inflation down the line has been sighted by both economists and – of late – the markets. It is something that investors have not really been…

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9th June 2021 - Sean Banks

Optimists in a world of pessimism

The world can certainly seem rather bleak at times. If you’re someone who regularly consumes the output of mainstream media outlets, you will undoubtedly live in a perpetual state of Armageddon. For we are never without crisis; disease outbreak, natural disaster, economic meltdown, political corruption, civil war, Elon Musk tweets – all form part of the 24/7 news reel of…

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3rd June 2021 - Tracey Payne

Lessons from the last year

As investors, we are always learning new lessons. Our perception of investing is guided by our experiences: those old enough to have been investing in the 1970s will retain uncomfortable memories of rampant inflation and the impact that had on cash, bonds, and the general travails of life when prices spiral upwards. Others who lived through the birth of the…

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12th May 2021 - Tracey Payne

Herbert Scott recruits another Financial Planner!

We are very excited to be joined this month by another Financial Planner, Sean Banks, formerly an Independent Financial Adviser at Premier Companies UK. Founding directors of Herbert Scott, David Herbert and Kevin Scott, have always had a vision to grow the company and deliver the benefits of fantastic, quality Financial Planning to a wider audience in…

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21st April 2021 - Jennie Snooks

Achieving Diploma Status

We are delighted to announce that Jodie Norman has recently achieved her Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, a highly regarded financial planning qualification. Jodie has been very committed to studying for her professional exams and completed her Certificate in Regulated Financial Services in March 2017. She is now looking to further her studies, with the aim…

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31st March 2021 - Ben Nolan

Do you have more than one pension?

With many of us ending up with more than one pension, be it through changing jobs or simply changes to your employers existing scheme, you may be wondering if it is better to keep them separate or combine them.  As with the majority of financial matters, there is no simple answer as it really depends on your personal situation and…

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17th March 2021 - Jennie Snooks

Good Luck Sam!

It is with mixed feelings that we announce the departure of Sam Martin, one of our Financial Planning Assistants, and a valued member of the team at Herbert Scott.  Sam joined us as an Apprentice in September 2016.  After studying to become a Pharmacist at University, he decided he wanted to embark upon a different career and…

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