Monthly Archives: February 2016

BREXIT: Uncharted Territory

Speculation over Britain’s future within the European Union (EU) gained fresh momentum following the announcement of a referendum that will take place on Thursday 23 June 2016. The UK-wide referendum – the country’s twelfth since 1973 – will ask voters whether Britain should remain in the EU or opt for a ‘Brexit’. The EU’s single… Read more »

Turbulent Start to 2016

2016 got off to a turbulent start as ongoing concerns over global economic growth and falling commodity prices continued to weigh heavily on investor sentiment. China’s stockmarket was suspended after a 7% drop in share prices activated a so-called ‘circuit-breaking’ system designed to regulate volatility. The suspension led to sharp falls in equity markets around… Read more »


The maximum allowance for Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) was again increased for the current tax year – rising from £15,000 to £15,240. This came in the wake of substantial reforms to the ISA system, designed to increase flexibility and choice for investors, while providing additional incentives towards long-term saving. Investors used to be able to… Read more »