Inheritance

Generation game

Lending soars at Bank of Mum and Dad The Bank of Mum and Dad has been branded as socially divisive and a symptom of Britain’s broken housing market as new figures reveal it is now one of the UK’s biggest mortgage lenders. Thousands of over-55s are generously gifting money as part of the Bank of Mum and Dad, using savings and even pensions to help their family onto the housing ladder, research has revealed[1]. However, …

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Safeguarding your wealth for future generations

Steps to mitigate against Inheritance Tax Unforeseen life events and circumstances can potentially impact your finances in a number of ways. We can help you to safeguard your wealth for future generations. But for many of us, there can be a remarkable gap between our intentions and our actions. Inheritance Tax (IHT) affects thousands of families every year. It comes at a time of loss and mourning and can have an impact on families with …

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Keeping it in the family

Careful planning can reduce or even eliminate the Inheritance Tax payable Intergenerational planning helps you put financial measures in place to benefit your children later in life, and possibly even your future grandchildren, so it’s important to start planning early. You may want to keep an element of control when passing on your assets. You may want your money to be used for a particular reason, such as paying for school or university fees or …

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Wealth Navigator

Planning the BEST route for the next generation You have worked hard to build your wealth. Passing it on to the next generation fairly, safely, effectively and efficiently takes skill and careful preparation. But some people find the idea of discussing inheritance uncomfortable and subsequently put off estate planning until, in some instances, it may be too late to make a difference. Seeking early professional financial advice and guidance about the options to mitigate your …

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Averting a later-life financial crisis

More retirees drawing pensions without LPAs People are generally living longer these days. Increasingly, more people are living well into their 80s and 90s – and some even longer. This may mean you have a long time to budget for. That’s why it is very important to consider all of your options carefully and think about what will matter to you in retirement. You can now access your pension in more ways than ever before, …

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ISA rules and Inheritance Tax

Families set to pay millions in unnecessary tax There’s a fundamental lack of awareness and understanding around Inheritance Tax, especially when it comes to how Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are treated after death. Given that some people have been able to amass over a million pounds in their ISAs, it’s an area where lack of knowledge could prove costly. Over half (51%) of over-45s do not know that ISAs are liable for Inheritance Tax, leaving …

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A Guide to Inheritance Tax

Safeguarding more of what is rightfully yours for future generations When we die, we like to imagine that we can pass on our assets to our loved ones so that they can benefit from them. In order for them to benefit fully from your assets, it is important to consider the impact of Inheritance Tax. Inheritance Tax is payable on everything you have of value when you die. This includes your home, jewellery, savings and …

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Protecting your estate for future generations

Many individuals find the Inheritance Tax rules too complicated If you struggle to navigate the UK’s Inheritance Tax regime, you are not alone. Whether you are setting up your estate planning or sorting out the estate of a departed family member, the system can be hard to follow. Getting your planning wrong could also mean your family is faced with an unexpectedly high Inheritance Tax bill. Reluctant to seek professional advice Findings from a recent …

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Generous grandparents

The bank that likes to say ‘yes’ Forget the Lamborghini – 2.4 million UK grandparents[1] have either raided their pension to support their grandchildren or plan to in the future. According to research from LV=, a quarter of generous grandparents (25%) who have already given away money to their grandchildren[2] have taken the funds from their pension. A further one in six (16%) plan to use their pension for this reason once they reach retirement …

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This time next year we’ll be ‘million-heirs’

Larger individual wealth and expectation of substantial inheritances With estate planning, you can decide what happens to your money and possessions – even your pets – if something happens to you. But estate planning is useful in other ways too: it can help you minimise any Inheritance Tax liability and ensure your wishes are carried out in the event of your death or if you need to go into care. Put simply, Inheritance Tax is …

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