Actor Daniel Craig says he won’t leave great sums of money to his children; Talking about Inheritance

August 26,2021 - Neil Haley

Actor Daniel Craig says he won’t leave great sums of money to his children; Talking about Inheritance “Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed?” the Bond actor Daniel Craig told Candis magazine, adding: “I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation.” He says that his philosophy is to get rid of his fortune before he dies. Craig’s high profile and

Read more…

Family Fortunes

May 27,2021 - Matt Hughes

Family Fortunes was a British television game show which first aired in 1980 and ran for over twenty years. It was such a beloved and popular show that it was revived last year, this time bringing in a range of celebrity guests. The game involves two families providing answers to everyday questions that were surveyed by 100 members of the British public before the show (e.g., ‘Name something usually done

Read more…

From start-up to fast-growing business: Getting to grips with becoming an employer

April 15,2021 - Neil Haley

From start-up to fast-growing business: Getting to grips with becoming an employer If you are thinking about employing staff, your business is obviously doing well and growing. Hiring staff is an exciting next step for any aspiring company. It may be that you have secured a large contract and need a lot more help, your workload is becoming too much for you to manage alone or you are joining up

Read more…

Remortgaging: using equity in your home to fund life changes

March 18,2021 - Kevin Dunn

Remortgaging: using equity in your home to fund life changes Divorce, home improvements, debt consolidation; for many people time spent in lockdown during the Covid Pandemic has brought a desire for change. Whether you are reorganizing your finances to clear debt, remodeling your home to spark joy or accepting that a relationship is over, if you own your own home remortgaging is one of the ways you could facilitate the

Read more…

Budget 2021

March 03,2021 - Furnley House

Budget 2021: our view on what it means for  personal finances Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Budget, setting out the government’s tax and spending plans and forecasts for the UK economy. There were probably more eyes focussed on the Chancellor delivering his 2021 Budget than ever before. A year into the Covid pandemic, finances across the country have been severely damaged with a record £270bn borrowed by the government

Read more…

Aged 48 or under? Your retirement plans might have changed.

February 18,2021 - Matt Hughes

You may have missed in recent news that the age at which people can access their private pension money will change, raising the age from 55 to 57. This new rule will come in to effect in 2028, and it means that anyone currently 48 or under will have to wait an extra two years before they can access any of their private pension savings. This will not be welcome

Read more…

Divorce and Pension: Why forfeiting pension money in divorce could be a mistake

February 11,2021 - Paul Fazackerley

Emotions can run high when a marriage or civil partnership comes to an end. If you are facing divorce, then understanding how valuable pensions are in that conversation is extremely important. Pensions are often one of the most valuable savings pots grown during a marriage. Those who divorce later in life can often hold sizeable pension savings, and in some cases they might be as large as the value of

Read more…

Life Insurance: An Easy Guide For Parents

February 04,2021 - Kevin Dunn

Children change your life in an incredible way: more cares, more joys and a lot more responsibility. That responsibility includes taking care of your family under all circumstances, which is why updating or buying a basic life insurance policy should be at the top of your family financial planning list. What is a life insurance policy? Life insurance helps give your family financial protection if you were to die. It

Read more…

Furnley House staff set to walk 12,000 km

February 03,2021 - Stefan Fura

We’re really pleased to announce that we have started a new virtual team step challenge as part of our evolving staff wellbeing programme. Having been recently crowned Employer of the Year and Professional Services Provider of the year at the 2020 Niche Business Awards, we have continued our commitment to staff well-being into 2021. The latest initiative sees all Furnley House staff aiming to collectively cover the 12,047 kilometres between

Read more…

Congratulations Steve Collier!

January 06,2021 - Neil Haley

Our blog is for your general interest. Whether or not it applies to your current financial position, please feel free to share it with friends, family, or colleagues who may be interested. Congratulations are in order for Steve Collier, who has achieved his STEP Certificate for Financial Services, Trusts and Estate Planning, with Merit. What is a STEP Qualification? STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is the international

Read more…