Inflation

What’s happening with inflation?

What’s happening with inflation?

Easing of lockdowns boosts consumer confidence and unleashes pent-up demand Understanding inflation is an important factor when it comes to your financial success. If you don’t factor inflation in when deciding where to put your money – whether that’s savings accounts or investing – you could find your wealth shrinks over the years. The current causes of higher inflation are largely COVID-related. The easing of lockdowns has boosted consumer confidence and unleashed pent-up demand. At …

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Inflation matters

Impact of rising prices on investments A pound saved is a pound earned. But thanks to inflation, over time, the value of the pound saved could be much less than when it was earned. One cannot ignore the corrosive impact of rising prices on investments. Investors can easily fail to prepare for the risk of inflation eroding the purchasing power of money, especially in a low-inflation environment. Therefore, it is wise for portfolios to include …

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Is inflation back? Don’t panic

How to protect the value of your money from its effects Is inflation back? After two years when consumer prices in the UK barely rose, the annual rate of inflation has risen above the Bank of England’s (BOE) target of 2% in 2017. The combination of high inflation and limited wage growth – as well as uncertainty about the terms on which Britain will leave the European Union in 2019 – is expected to mean …

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