Keeping you posted
Will there be a student loan and university fees shake-up?
A review of post-18 education in England has put student financing under the spotlight yet again – and could be…Read More
Simplifying the inheritance tax rules
Major changes to inheritance tax (IHT) are proposed by the government’s Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) which could alter your…Read More
Taking the long view on your investments
Trade wars between the US and China, as well as the current Brexit chaos, and tensions in various parts of…Read More
Homing in on capital gains
Draft legislation confirms a further tightening of the rules on capital gains tax and your home. The government has been…Read More
Workplace pensions – A good start, but is it enough?
This October marks the seventh anniversary of the start of workplace pension auto-enrolment. Now that all the process are embedded…Read More
Mind the insurance gender gap
Women generally insure themselves for much smaller sums than men, although both buy life insurance and critical illness cover in…Read More
The lasting power of peace of mind
Many people choose to write a Power of Attorney (PoA) alongside a will, but they are not just for later…Read More
Property Investment: Meet the Experts seminar
On Thursday 26th September, Malcom Steel, Mearns & Company’s Client Services Director chaired the 2019 Property Investment: Meet the Experts…Read More
Financial Planning – why do you need it?
Did you know that the famous billionaire investor, Warren Buffet, bought his first stock when he was eleven years old?…Read More
Managing Director Update July 2019
Having started my role as Managing Director at Mearns & Company in January 2018, now seems like a good opportunity…Read More
Annuities – a thing of the past or the road to a certain financial future?
Annuities. A throwback to a bygone era, right? Something that went out with VHS recorders, travellers’ cheques and shell suits?…Read More
The joy of tidying
Prioritise peace in your life: extend the Marie Kondo tidiness craze from your home to your finances. Have you ever…Read More