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  • Dealing with the Financial Impact of Covid-19

    Published on March 31, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    Complete your details below to receive your FREE copy of our Guide to managing your finances in the current crisis. (This will be emailed to ...


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  • Your Summer Statement 2020 summary

    Published on July 8, 2020 by Blackstone

    Just a few months after delivering his first Budget as Chancellor, Rishi Sunak delivered a Summer Statement, dubbed a ‘mini-Budget’ on Wednesday 8th July 2020. Back ...


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  • Your complete guide to the State Pension

    Published on May 28, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    The State Pension is an essential part of retirement planning and provides a foundation to build on. Whilst the basics are simple, it can be ...


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  • Everything the Bank of Mum and Dad should know before lending

    Published on April 9, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    Rising house prices and the difficulty in saving a deposit are a challenge for many home buyers. So, it's perhaps no surprise that more and ...


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  • Coronavirus, life insurance and Critical Illness cover: what will and won’t pay out?

    Published on April 9, 2020 by Blackstone

    With more than two million confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide and fears that up 80% of the UK population will fall ill as a result of ...


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  • How to keep yourself safe from scams during the coronavirus pandemic

    Published on April 9, 2020 by Blackstone

    One of the more unwanted consequences of the recent coronavirus pandemic has been a reported rise in the number of scams. Fraudsters are taking advantage ...


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  • World Book Night celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Read our top 10 books from 10 years

    Published on April 9, 2020 by Blackstone

    World Book Night – a national celebration of the joy of books and reading – turns ten this year. On the night of 23 April, tens of thousands ...


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  • Bank of England interest rate cut: What does it mean for finances?

    Published on April 9, 2020 by Blackstone

    Over the last few months, speculation that the Bank of England would increase its base interest rate has been mounting. However, the impact of Covid-19 ...


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  • What does coronavirus mean for my pension and retirement?

    Published on April 9, 2020 by Blackstone

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate world headlines, here’s what it might mean for your pension and retirement plans. The pandemic has created ...


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  • Support for the self-employed during the coronavirus pandemic

    Published on March 27, 2020 by Blackstone

    While the coronavirus pandemic has affected the health of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, it has also had a devastating effect on small and ...


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  • Budget 2020 – Winners and losers

    Published on March 11, 2020 by Blackstone

    This afternoon, Rishi Sunak has delivered the first Budget of the new Conservative government. With a large majority behind him, the theme of the Chancellor’...


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  • Your 2020 Budget summary

    Published on March 11, 2020 by Blackstone

    After delays and the appointment of Rishi Sunak as Chancellor just weeks ago following the resignation of Sajid Javid, the Budget was finally delivered this ...


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  • Team news: Finishing 2019 with a bang

    Published on January 20, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    As the festive period got underway last month, we headed out on our Christmas party, as we’re sure many of you did too. After ...


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  • The travel destinations to add to your bucket list this year

    Published on January 20, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    If you’re trying to get over the winter blues, planning your next holiday can be the perfect way to escape. Whether you’re looking ...


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  • Bank of Mum and Dad: How to understand the long-term impact

    Published on January 20, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    Are you planning to give children and grandchildren a helping hand to get on the property ladder this year? If so, you’re not alone. ...


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  • Decade of low interest rates: How has it affected your savings?

    Published on January 20, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    As we enter a new decade, you may be looking back on the last ten years. Hopefully, you’ve reached a few goals and taken ...


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  • DIY money management could cost you in the long run

    Published on January 20, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    Whilst it can be tempting to save and manage money by taking a DIY approach to finances, it could end up costing you money. Research ...


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  • How will your State Pension change in 2020/21?

    Published on January 20, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    If you’re claiming the State Pension, the good news is that it’ll increase in the new tax year. It could mean you have ...


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  • How do UK pensions compare to the rest of the world?

    Published on January 20, 2020 by Blackstone Partners

    Pensions are a crucial part of planning for retirement. But how do pensions in the UK compare to the rest of the world and how ...


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  • Team news: Shaking up our 10th anniversary with cocktails

    Published on October 23, 2019 by Blackstone Partners

    As some of you may know, we’re nearing the 10th anniversary of Blackstone Partners. It’s been an incredible decade with many milestones thanks ...


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  • How to create your bucket list

    Published on October 21, 2019 by Blackstone Partners

    A bucket list should be personal, fun and help you accomplish the things you want in life. We often talk about things that are on ...


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  • Why are retirees shunning downsizing?

    Published on October 21, 2019 by Blackstone Partners

    Figures suggest retirees are shunning downsizing. Moving to a cheaper home used to be a common way to unlock wealth tied up in property to ...


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  • How financial planning goes beyond simple calculations

    Published on October 21, 2019 by Blackstone Partners

    When you first think of seeking financial advice, it might be the calculations that you focus on. The figures are an important part of understanding ...


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  • Banks scams: Protecting your money

    Published on October 21, 2019 by Blackstone Partners

    Banks scams are on the rise and becoming more sophisticated. Every year, thousands of people are duped into authorising payments to fraudsters that they may ...


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  • Ethical investing on the rise: 3 investment strategies to consider

    Published on October 21, 2019 by Blackstone Partners

    The amount of assets that are invested whilst considering the impact it will have has increased. More investors than ever before are taking ESG (environmental, ...


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  • 7 things to review when looking at your pension

    Published on October 21, 2019 by Blackstone Partners

    Research suggests thousands could be missing out on investment returns in their pension because they haven’t updated their retirement age. Remaining engaged with your ...


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