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Why a Lasting Power of Attorney is still the answer

Denzil Lush, until recently the most senior judge in the UK Court of Protection, last year stated that despite there being 2.5 million Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) agreements in place in England and Wales, he would never sig

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Three charts that show it might be a good time to invest in Asia

After seven years of flat earnings growth, the Asian market is showing signs of life again. The Tiger economies are waking up and are on the prowl, led by a resurgent China.

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Investors should consider UK high growth small businesses

The Octopus High Growth Small Business Report published last month, shows that UK smaller companies are punching well above their weight. High growth small businesses (HGSBs) create one in every five jobs in the UK.

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Buy-to-let crackdown starts to bite

Buy-to-let has historically been a popular route for would-be property investors.

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Five tech trends set to revolutionise wealth management

Attracting clients outside of the traditional wealth audience is exceptionally difficult. Jargon is a major barrier.

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Five common mistakes made when claiming a tax refund

With the new tax year about to kick in on 6 April, it’s time to claim refunds for any overpaid tax in 2017/18. According to the HMRC 5 million people in the UK pay too much tax each without realising it. 

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China’s small companies win through innovation

Smaller companies typically do not have much capital to compete with their larger peers. A way to win against bigger companies, therefore, is through sustainable innovation.

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How would a change in US trade policy impact China?

Trade was an important topic in US President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and concerns about protectionist measures have remained at the forefront since his election.

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Embracing fear: how to play volatility

After an extended period of buoyant markets, February was a wake-up call to investors, as volatility surged to levels unseen since crisis times.

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