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 […]
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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 […]
Updated: Taxpayers now have until 5th April 2025 to fill gaps in their National Insurance record from April 2006 that may increase their State Pension – an extension of nearly 2 years – the government announced today (12 June). Extending the voluntary National Insurance contributions deadline until 2025 means thatyou now have more time to […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The rise of the digital age has opened up a world of possibilities where finances and investments are concerned. However, the flip side is a rising threat from fraudsters. Whether you’re tech-savvy and know exactly what to look out for, or you’re nervous about conducting transactions online, it makes no difference; anyone can fall prey […]