Earlier this year, we decided the time had come to give our branding, both online and offline, a makeover. So, we wanted to show you our new logo and explain what happens next.
However, before we do that we want to reassure you that nothing else is changing. We will continue to be the Gibbs Denley that you’ve come to rely on, with the same team of people providing advice, support and assistance.
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This week, the government has made two major policy announcements that are likely to directly affect your finances. [click to continue…]
Read a Book Day on 6 September offers the perfect opportunity to curl up with a book and escape, whether with a comforting favourite or a new adventure. It’s also a great time to share a book with your child or grandchild and instill a love for literature in their early years. [click to continue…]
Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and boost your health. Hiking in the UK can take you to some stunning locations while improving mental and physical wellbeing. It doesn’t have to be an epic hike to still deliver a sense of satisfaction and let you enjoy the great outdoors. [click to continue…]
If you’re looking for a new place to visit in the UK, the City of Culture designation could help you find a new urban place to explore. The current host is Coventry, but five cities have already declared their bid for 2025. [click to continue…]
When you read the news, it’s often filled with reasons not to invest. From the 2008 financial crisis to the UK leaving the EU, you may have approached investing with some trepidation. But choosing not to invest for these reasons alone means you’re likely to have missed out on long-term gains. [click to continue…]
Ownership of cryptoassets is rising among UK investors and, while still relatively new, they are growing in popularity. But before you purchase crypto, it’s important to understand what the term means and if they have a place in your portfolio. Gibbs Denley do not invest in, or advise on, any cryptoassets. [click to continue…]
Every year, the State Pension triple lock is debated. The government has already ruled out scrapping the State Pension guarantee, but the pandemic could mean it costs far more than expected. If you’re a pensioner, you could see your income enjoy a record rise. [click to continue…]
The first half of 2021 was not without its difficult points but overall, this has been a largely positive time for investors. Concerns over the recent increases in inflation plagued both equity and bond markets in February and March, but since then we have seen sustained positive returns and lower than usual levels of volatility.
The cautious tones being used by the major central banks are reassuring to markets which are wary of higher interest rates and the prospect of potentially slower growth and a devaluing of fixed income assets. If inflation is sustained at a higher rate, interest rate increases become more likely. We are conscious of the risks but believe that we are well positioned to deal with the change in the economic environment.
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Are you thinking about gifting during your lifetime? Traditionally, you’d pass on wealth to family and friends through an inheritance, but many people are finding that doesn’t fit in with their plans. Instead, they’re passing on some assets now, but they do need to think about how it will affect the legacy they leave behind. [click to continue…]