NEWS

Liverpool Young Professionals

Liverpool Young ProfessionalsMembers of the Markland Hill Wealth team were delighted to take part in the Liverpool Young Professionals Quiz in support of our chosen Charity for 2024, North West Cancer Research. The aim was to raise money for this great cause, but...

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Onwards and upwards

Onwards and upwards!After a successful 2023 and continued growth in the 1st Quarter, we have strengthened our team to reflect the increase in business and in preparation for imminent adviser recruitment. We are delighted to announce that Lindsay Weir has joined our...

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Our Environmental Accomplishment

Our environmental accomplishmentAs independent financial advisers we offer our clients access to a range of ESG products, so we felt it was only right that we also played our part. One small step on that journey is to participate in a recycling programme. We've just...

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Markland Hill Wealth are Winners again!

Markland Hill Wealth are Winners again!MHW have been successful in Wealth & Financial International’s Retirement Planning Awards We’re delighted to announce that we have been recognised as the Most Insightful Retirement Planning Advisory Firm 2023 - Northern...

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Cricket Sponsorship

CricketSponsorshipMarkland Hill Wealth are pleased to announce an agreement with Cumbria Cricket Ltd (Board) to sponsor both the senior County Cup and the John Scott Cup for the 2023 season.“We are really excited about this relationship as we’re passionate about...

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MHW Lancaster sign World Cup Winner

MHW Lancaster sign World Cup WinnerWe’re delighted to announce that Curtis Anderson has joined us as a trainee Independent Financial Adviser. Curtis, a former England goalkeeper, won the Under 17s World Cup in 2017. Having worked in Financial Services for the last 12...

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Lune Valley Juniors FC

Supporting grass roots sportWe’re proud to sponsor the kit of Lune Valley Juniors FC in their debut game against Kendal this weekend. It was a tough challenge but they will improve with real game time. It’s an honour to support grass roots sport in our local...

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Culture Charter

Markland Hill Wealth establishes a company Culture CharterAlmost 12 months on from the staff at Smith, Law & Shepherds IFA Ltd. joining Markland Hill Wealth, the Directors wanted to work with its people to establish a set of core values. However, they didn’t want...

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The cost of living without protection

The cost of living without protectionBritain’s cost-of-living crisis has hit us hard, and with ever increasing retail and energy prices affecting millions of households, protecting our income is now more important than ever It's no secret that the cost-of-living...

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The Value of Protection for Renters

The Value of Protection for RentersHave you considered what you’d do if you couldn’t meet your rent payments? How would you keep a roof over your head?Reading time: 15 minsWe all know that the way we live today has changed from years ago. Statistics show that fewer...

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Private Medical Insurance

Britain is proud of its NHS. It recognises the pressure staff are under and applauds their sacrifice.But the extra demand caused by the pandemic means unprecedented backlogs with over 5 million people waiting for routine operations and this is predicted to double.BBC...

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Passing your pension on to loved ones

Passing your pension on to loved ones Three tips for passing your pension on to your loved ones. Do you consider your pension an asset in the same way that you think about assets like property, bank accounts, cars, and investments? Some people see pensions differently...

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Private Medical Insurance

Britain is proud of its NHS. It recognises the pressure staff are under and applauds their sacrifice.But the extra demand caused by the pandemic means unprecedented backlogs with over 5 million people waiting for routine operations and this is predicted to double.BBC...

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How to pay off a mortgage in retirement

How to pay off a mortgage in retirement More of us are hitting old age with home loans to pay, but there is no reason to panic. Over 30% of homeowners now expect to still have a mortgage by the age of 65. There are a number of options open to people needing to pay off...

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Just a reminder ……..

Just a reminder… The 30 June has now passed, marking the end of the temporary nil-rate Stamp Duty threshold of £500,000. If you missed the deadline, don’t despair! There will be a tapered nil-rate threshold of £250,000 in place until 30 September, meaning that you...

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6 Things to do ahead of Tax Year End

6 Things to do ahead of Tax Year End. If you’re looking to make the most of your finances and reduce your tax bill for 2020/21 now is the perfect time. Our 6 top tips can help you make the most of your current allowances and tax relief, but be quick as they’ll need to...

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The Santa Rally

The Santa RallyAt this time of year we often hear about a so-called Santa rally affecting stock markets in December. So, what is the Santa rally, and when exactly does it occur?Reading time: 5 minsWhat is a Santa rally? As the name implies, a Santa rally is the term...

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Do you know where you’re going to?

Do you know where you’re going to? Do you know everything about your pension and how to improve your pension?Reading time: 7 minsDo you like the things that life is showing you?Where are you going to?Do you know? One of the good things about working from home during...

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Age of the 20% deposit looms

Age of the 20% deposit loomsMisery for first-time buyers as mortgage firms demand a FIFTH of price of new home - while existing owners enjoy boom in sales thanks to stamp duty freeze.Reading time: 5 mins More than 300 mortgage deals for borrowers with 15 per cent...

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Using a Mortgage Broker

Try a Mortgage BrokerStruggling to get a mortgage as a crunch hits first-time buyers and banks say they are rushed off their feet?Reading time: 15 minsIt's mayhem in the mortgage market at the moment due to a paperwork backlog at banks and pent-up demand from the...

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6 Ways to Identify a Pension Scam

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR RETIREMENT SAVINGS FROM FRAUDDon't fall for a cold callReading time: 15 minsFollowing on from our previous post ‘Spot Fraud to Stop Fraud’, we’re continuing with this article about Pension scams. At Markland Hill Wealth, our priority is to keep...

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How to Avoid Being Scammed

How to Avoid Being Scammed Staying Safe When You’re Staying Home Reading time: 15 minsFraudsters are always hard at work. No matter what’s happening in the world, they’ll use any opportunity they see to their advantage. We understand scams may be the last thing on...

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Spot Fraud to Stop Fraud

Spot Fraud to Stop Fraud Action Fraud have reported that Coronavirus-related fraud went up by 400% in March 2020 alone. Reading time: 15 minsAlthough most of us are finding these uncertain times a challenge, fraudsters see them in a different light – as an all-new...

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Life Insurance and COVID-19

Life Insurance and COVID-19  Find out more about how the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected Life Insurance Reading time: 15 minsIn this difficult time, understandably we’ve been getting a lot of questions from clients who are currently either thinking about life...

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Eight pension drawdown dos and don’ts

Eight pension drawdown dos and don’ts What are the main SIPP drawdown risks for investors? We outline strategies to stop you walking a financial tightrope in retirement!Reading time: 15 minsPension freedoms introduced in 2015 were well received, especially by those...

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How to waste £10,000 on life cover

It’s easy to pay £10,000 over the odds on life coverIt could cost you far more if you buy a policy from a bank, or even direct from the Insurer, as opposed to using an Adviser.Reading time: 15 minsIt’s easy to waste £10,000 when buying a life assurance policy from a...

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NEWSLETTER
Economic Review

Economic Review

Economic ReviewWelcome to our NewsletterOur Economic Review is intended to provide background to recent developments in spending and the economy, as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.Join our mailing list to receive...

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Your Window on Wealth

Your Window on Wealth

Your Window on WealthWelcome to our Quarterly NewsletterOur quarterly Your Window on Wealth is intended to provide help and insight into how to best get your money working for you, as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.Join...

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Your Window on Money

Your Window on Money

Your Window on MoneyWelcome to our Quarterly NewsletterOur quarterly Your Window on Money is intended to provide help and insight into how to best get your money working for you, as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future.Join...

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Your Window on Home Finance

Your Window on Home Finance

Your Window on Home FinanceWelcome to our Quarterly NewsletterOur quarterly Window on Your Home Finance is intended to provide help and insight into how to best get your money working for you, as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the...

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Commercial Property Review

Commercial Property Review

Commercial Property reviewWelcome to our Monthly NewsletterOur monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in commercial property markets, as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the...

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Residential Property Review

Residential Property Review

Residential Property reviewWelcome to our Monthly NewsletterOur monthly property market review is intended to provide background to recent developments in the residential property market, as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the...

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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

UK Tax UpdatesWelcome to our Tax Updates sectionOur annual tax guide provides information on current tax rates and allowances, which are taken into account when planning investment. A separate guide for Scotland is available on request. We also publish UK fiscal...

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