A Christmas message from Shore Financial Planning’s Ben Yearsley

As I reflect on last year’s views, it’s fair to say I got it reasonably wrong! I was correct about there being another leg of the bull market. In the US President Trump’s tax cuts propelled the US economy into stratosphere and the S&P to record highs driven in...

Shore Financial Planning’s Ben Yearsley on The Budget

In this budget the chancellor didn’t announce anything of huge significance for personal financial planning. The announcement with the widest impact is the increase in the Personal Allowance; from April 2019 to £12,500 (currently £11,850). The level at which higher...

Shore Financial Planning accredited by ‘Cyber Essentials’

Shore Financial Planning (Plymouth) Ltd have now got ‘Cyber Essentials’ accreditation as a firm, following a rigorous application process. The ‘Cyber Essentials’ logo is now prominently positioned on our Home Page. This accreditation represents our assurance to...

A Christmas message from Shore Financial Planning’s Ben Yearsley

2017 has been fascinating in terms of what has and hasn’t performed well. Emerging markets have been the big success story driven by Chinese tech stocks and synchronised global growth. Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu have had a phenomenal impact, partly because of...

UK base rate increases to 0.5% – about time!

In a widely expected move, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today raised rates for the first time since July 2007 from 0.25% to 0.5%. Ben Yearsley, Director, Shore Financial Planning: Today’s move had been heavily trailed by Governor Mark Carney,...

Dividend growth over ten years easily beats inflation

The release of the latest Capita Dividend Monitor highlighted the importance of income in the UK market. The £33.3 billion paid in the second quarter was the largest on record and was 14.5% up on the same period last year. Once stripping special dividends and the...

Shore Financial Planning’s Ben Yearsley on The General Election

The Conservative government massively underestimated the power of populism. This election turned out not to be about Brexit, but about generational difference in the UK. The Conservatives set the tone early by wanting to means test the winter fuel payment, reduce the...

Trish Deykin Send-off Event

To support our wonderful, inspirational friend and MS sufferer, Trish Deykin, reach her goal of competing in both the European and World Triathlon Sprint Championships this year, Pilgrims Ice Cream are hosting a send-off party and everyone is invited. They’ll be...

Shore Financial Planning’s Ben Yearsley on The Autumn Statement

A fairly lacklustre final Autumn Statement today, with very little for those in the investment community. As expected, growth will slow and borrowing will be higher going forward, with Brexit to blame. However, GDP growth of 2.1% in 2016 is still expected to be the...