Daily Investor Update 06 May

Posted by JSCFinancial on Thursday 6th of May 2021

With the vaccine rollout continuing to progress and the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel. With this in mind, we hope you and your close ones are staying safe.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant volatility in global equity markets and we continue to see larger daily falls and gains than we would normally expect. It is therefore really important that you think twice before taking any action over your pensions and investments.

The FTSE 100 index was up 1.7% yesterd...


NEW BLOG - Protect your peace of mind when moving home

Posted by JSCFinancial on Friday 30th of April 2021

Moving home can be a hectic and exciting time, but don’t forget about protection – taking out the appropriate policies can save you a lot of stress in the long term.

If you’ve just moved home or are about to, it probably feels like you’ve been caught up in a bit of a whirlwind over the past few months. With searching for a property during a pandemic, making the move before the stamp duty holiday ends and potentially getting caught up in the resulting conveyancing backlog, protection policies are probably not top of your priority list.

Ye...


Daily Investor Update 28 April

Posted by JSCFinancial on Wednesday 28th of April 2021

With the vaccine rollout continuing to progress and the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel. With this in mind, we hope you and your close ones are staying safe.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant volatility in global equity markets and we continue to see larger daily falls and gains than we would normally expect. It is therefore really important that you think twice before taking any action over your pensions and investments.

The FTSE 100 index was down 0.3% yeste...


New Blog - The perks of protection

Posted by JSCFinancial on Friday 23rd of April 2021

The perks of protection

As well as peace of mind, many insurance providers offer additional benefits that you may not know about.

Whether we’re crossing the road or getting on a plane, we encounter risks every day. For many of us, life has felt more uncertain than ever over the past year as we continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Although we can’t always control what’s happening in our lives, we can plan for the unexpected.

By taking out a protection policy, you can safeguard your family’s finances if your situation chang...


Daily Investor Update 23 April

Posted by JSCFinancial on Friday 23rd of April 2021

With the vaccine rollout continuing to progress and the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel. With this in mind, we hope you and your close ones are staying safe.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant volatility in global equity markets and we continue to see larger daily falls and gains than we would normally expect. It is therefore really important that you think twice before taking any action over your pensions and investments.

The FTSE 100 index was up 0.6% yesterd...


Get on the property ladder with the Help to Buy scheme

Posted by JSCFinancial on Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Get on the property ladder with the Help to Buy scheme

All you need to know about upcoming changes to the government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme.

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you probably already know about the government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme. It’s proved popular since launch in 2013, with almost 300,000 properties bought as part of the initiative so far. But some aspects of the scheme are changing later this year, and it’s important you understand whether you’ll still be eligible for help.

Are you eli...


The power to change the world

Posted by JSCFinancial on Thursday 22nd of April 2021

The power to change the world

Ethical and sustainable investing are both popular and it’s useful to understand the difference between the two approaches.

Investing in a responsible way is nothing new. It dates as far back as the 1700s, when religious groups such as the Quakers refused to support companies involved with the slave trade or other activities that conflicted with their values. Ethical funds started to appear in the UK in the late 1960s and early 1970s, which allowed people to invest in a way that reflected their personal ...


Daily Investor Update 16 April

Posted by JSCFinancial on Friday 16th of April 2021

With the vaccine rollout gathering pace and the roadmap set out for the easing of the current lockdown restrictions, there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel. With this in mind, we hope you and your close ones are staying safe.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant volatility in global equity markets and we continue to see larger daily falls and gains than we would normally expect. With this in mind, it is really important that you think twice before taking any action over your pensions and investments.

The FTS...


Investment Update April 2021: Springing into action

Posted by JSCFinancial on Thursday 8th of April 2021

Successful vaccination programmes are rolling out on both sides of the Atlantic, pointing to a brighter economic outlook.

The US and UK continued their rapid vaccine programmes to combat the coronavirus pandemic, while Europe lagged in its rollout, resulting in a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in some parts of the EU. As a result, the US and UK are likely to be able to reopen their broader economies sooner, while much of Europe still faces strict lockdowns.

Budget brings some relief
In his March Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined stimu...


Flexible insurance for when you need it

Posted by JSCFinancial on Friday 26th of March 2021

It's all too easy for us to put our head in the sand when it comes to thinking about our protection requirements. People tend to find it challenging to engage with the topic as it involves thinking of negative potential scenarios. In reality, this is the reason to put it to the top of your ‘to-do list’. Life is hopefully rosy but being prepared for any eventuality is truly priceless.

One important type of protection worth serious consideration is accident and injury cover. Life’s an adventure, we don’t always know what’s waiting for us ar...