New Year New Protection

A new year often means that you are setting yourself goals to achieve in the coming year and in financial planning it is important that your family is looked after if anything should happen to you. If you are in a couple and have kids, the focus should be on whether both incomes would still be required if either party was to pass away or become seriously ill?

All ‘protection planning’ should be bespoke to an individual’s circumstances. The three main covers are life and/or critical illness that tend to pay a tax-free lump sum and income protection that pays out an income if you cannot work due to accident or illness.  A general rule of thumb is to take out life and/or critical illness cover for any mortgages you may have, to make sure your house is paid for. However often this is insufficient in itself as it does not take into account how the running costs are to be met by continuing to live there.

It is also important to make sure any pensions have a completed ‘Nomination of Beneficiaries Form’ so that benefits are paid to the correct person on death. As a general rule all of the above should be covered off within a Will.

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This has year has probably shown the highest rates of volatility in investments we have seen for the last 10 years. Volatility is the ‘degree of a trading price series as measured by the standard deviation of logarithmic returns’ which translated into ‘Yorkshire’ is how much your investments go up and down! Many existing clients are obviously concerned about the effects of Brexit next year however the markets this year have largely been affected by US companies (especially the technology companies) and the ‘bond’ market.

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Approachable Finance has moved offices!

Approachable Finance have recently acquired and moved into a new office – we are now situated on the main street of Cross Hills making it easier than ever to see our clients current and new.

Our new address is: 24 Main Street, Cross Hills BD20 8TF

If you are familiar with the Cross Hills area, then you probably have heard of the very succussful florist, Anne Russell, after 20 years of running the shop she decided it was time to retire and spend more time with family. We bought the shop from her and set about renovating the space into a modern and spacious office. 

The former florist looks different now as we opened the space by knocking down the middle supporting wall and blocked up the door behind The first picture below was taken before Christmas and the building needed time to 'settle' as the wall had probably been there for over 100 years! 

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