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Fraud Notice:

Blacktower Financial Management have been made aware of certain fraudulent schemes that have been conducted by individuals or organisations claiming to represent Blacktower Group. This type of fraud tends to occur through online services including bogus websites, social media accounts, or through unsolicited emails or text messages. The aim of the fraud is to trick […]

UK budget 2023

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled his first Budget in the House of Commons today, revealing the focus for the year will be on incentivising individuals who have left their jobs to return to the workforce, while boosting business investment. At the same time, Hunt revealed that the UK will not be facing a technical recession […]

End of an era? How the 2023 budget has changed the pension landscape

During the Spring budget, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt sent shockwaves through the pension landscape with some of the largest changes in recent history to affect pension savers.  Whilst the finer details are still to be ironed out; in summary the changes include: All the measures have been designed to encourage people to work for longer and […]

Deadline For Expats To Secure A Full UK State Pension Extended

Expats who have missed filing national insurance years from 2006 to 2016 now have until 31st of July 2023 to secure a full UK state pension. The previous deadline of the 5th of April 2023 has been extended, with the government announcing yesterday they’re granting expats more time to get their paperwork in order after […]

How much should you save for retirement?

Whether you’re thinking about retiring in the next few years, or you’ve only just started your first job, saving for retirement is something we should all be thinking about. After all, everyone wants to ensure they have enough cash saved up to make the most of all that free time in the future. If you’ve […]

Property Sales Increase As Mortgage Rates Rise

Historically, investing in property has always been a relatively sound, profitable model; as demand for housing has increased, real estate development and renting out premises have only become more lucrative. However, recent developments both globally and within the UK have meant that more and more landlords are being forced to sell their stock due to […]

Brexit’s Impact on Moving to the EU

Three Years On This month marks three years since the UK officially left the EU, with 52% of the British population voting for Brexit in the referendum on the 23rd of June 2016. As the first sovereign country to leave, the political and social fallout of the decision was significant. Whilst there has been a […]

Investing In An Assurance Vie For Under 70 vs Over 70

January is often a time for reflection, and this year there has been plenty to consider. Over the last couple of years we have faced a global pandemic, quickly followed by the war between Russia and Ukraine, and global inflation issues. The cumulative effect of global concerns has led to a lot of financial worries […]

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