How we work: The crofting for savings

Let’s continue our series of short stories by choosing a new example to explain what we do in a simple manner. After picking the cake and allotment example this time we are north of the border, in Scotland, crofting. How does it work? Crofting has been popular in Scotland since the 19th century, especially in […]

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How we work: allot in community growing

Here is the second article in our series taking the complication of the financial world and explaining our purpose in a non-financial sector example. This time around, we visit the quintessential British allotment. Previously we were sharing cake. An allotment divides a field into parcels where individuals can grow their own produce as part of […]

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How we work: a piece of cake

Financial jargon is a curse of the investment profession, turning the intangible into PhD rocket science. So in a short series of articles we want to take our business and explain it in terms that are far more tangible to everyday life. It is hard to explain an idea clearly without being dry. We believe […]

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Brexit and You

Everyday life has its small and unexpected challenges Once in a lifetime a change comes along (welcomed or not) and though it may not feel like Brexit will impact you, anyone with a relationship with a financial institution may see things change. The next few years will be foggy in many aspects until the detail […]

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Challenge of being a future retiree

Governments are trying to find solutions to finance the future retirement of current workers with no real master plan. Raising the age of retirement seems to be the main policy response – they do not have other ideas yet – to one of the biggest challenges faced by the majority of developed countries. How can […]

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A greying society and opportunity in shared ownership

A greying society and increasing life expectancy are creating new problems for retirement savings. As you get older, the worry of not saving enough during your career increases drastically. Nowadays, from the mid-career professional through to the baby-boomer, we are all facing the reality of lower returns in an economic environment full of uncertainty. How […]

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