Our Blog and News

Keep up to date with our company news in our blogs, as well as the latest news from across the finance industry. Read about our opinion on the financial matters of the moment and get our expert advice on some major financial topics. Check back here or keep an eye on our social media pages for regular updates.

Hidden fee

How a 1% hidden fee wipes £100,000 from a £100,000 investment

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It sounds unbelievable doesn’t it that you could be worse off by £100,000 due to charges when investing £100,000 over 30yrs which achieve identical returns but their charges were significantly different…

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The Carillion Catastrophe

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The Carillion Catastrophe The simple money lessons to take from a business failure The recent collapse of global outsourcing company Carillion has caused a lot of anxiety and stress not…

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Financial Advice and my Boiler

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There a lot of debate at the moment on whether financial advice is worth paying for? In many ways, this is subjective depending on whom you’re talking too – which…

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Hidden Charges are Mythical – like the Loch Ness Monster

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Last week there was a very interesting broadcast on Radio 4 hosted by Lesley Curwen called the Transparency Detectives which I would like to share with you. For those who…

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Perfect Storm – MIFID II

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The New Year has started with a bang – and the timing for us to launch Lower My Charges.com has been the perfect storm for us. Why? On January the…

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tell the truth

Time to tell the Truth?

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Time to tell the Truth? It has been 6 months since we launched Lower My Charges.com  and the speed of how things have developed has been amazing. Many respected journalists…

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Steelworkers face 5% charge to move funds post-DB transfer

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Members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) who were advised to transfer out of their final salary pension are facing a 5% charge if they want to leave the…

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Workplace pension charges to go online in transparency push

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A lot of news of late has been the focus on how there an agenda when it comes to pension charges and how they are applied and what the consequences…

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Paul Lewis: ‘Don’t do it’ is the best advice on DB transfers

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There is a storm brewing which is starting to put a spotlight on whether or not it is suitable to transfer a defined benefit pension plan (with guarantees) into a…

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