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  • Introducing ‘Vintage View’ (2/1/2018) Posted in: News, Vintage News, Vintage View - We are delighted to announce that Vintage will shortly be launching our new, comprehensive, online portal ‘Vintage View’. Given our ethos of providing exceptional Financial Planning advice, the team have been working to improve the technology behind our service and are proud to be able to offer the state-of-the-art software in the coming months. The... View Article
  • A Vintage Year (1/2/2018) Posted in: News - Let us start by wishing a happy New Year to all! We hope 2018 brings with it much joy and prosperity. It’s a year we at Vintage have warmly welcomed as, for our team, it’s a particularly special one. For us, 2018 means that unlike many, we’ve stood the test of time and in October... View Article
  • Service update regarding Pension Transfers (12/15/2017) Posted in: News - Throughout our 30 year history, Vintage Financial Planners have continued to provide industry-leading advice to the hard-working people of Teesside, noted by our Chartered Status. On occasion, we’ve welcomed both our professional body, the CII and the industry regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority for comments and guidance. Following a meeting with our regulator in relation to... View Article
  • Market Update – Fourth Quarter (Q4) 2017 (12/1/2017) Posted in: Market Update, News - The big economic news domestically over the previous quarter was a first increase in interest rates for a decade. In view of the somewhat exaggerated media coverage the Bank of England decision attracted, it is worth remembering that base rate has simply returned to the 0.5% level it held for more than 8 years prior... View Article
  • Market Update – Third Quarter (Q3) 2017 (9/11/2017) Posted in: Market Update, News - The last quarter has seen very little movement for most client portfolios with current Valuations being similar to those on 1st June 2017. This period of consolidation is welcome bearing in mind the strong returns achieved in the first half of the year. If Valuations merely remain at current levels for the rest of the... View Article
  • What are your options when it comes to Pension Transfer Advice in Stockton? (8/15/2017) Posted in: News - No matter if you hold a Defined Benefit Pension, Defined Contribution Pension or even a Final Salary Pension. Vintage Specialist Pension Transfer services can help explore all available options when it comes to considering what the best decision for your financial security is.Vintage Chartered Financial Planners have long since held the qualifications to both advise... View Article
  • Tata Steel agrees deal to separate British Steel Pension Fund (8/12/2017) Posted in: News - Vintage keep an active eye on the movements of all areas of Finance and Pensions and today we’ve received news that after over nine months of negotiations, Tata Steel has finally announced a deal affecting its 130,000 British Steel Pension fund members. The deal gained the approval and authorisation from the regulators and the trustees of the... View Article
  • Market Update – Second Quarter, 2017 (6/1/2017) Posted in: Market Update - At the time of writing, the UK is a matter of days away from a “Snap Election”.  When Theresa May called the Snap Election in April, it seemed certain that the result would be a strong Conservative majority.  That may yet prove to be the case, but recent polls indicate that Labour has closed the... View Article
  • Effective Financial Planning: The Benefits (4/7/2017) Posted in: General - Following the financial service industry’s professional overhaul in 2012, an ever-growing number of individuals is seeking out the assistance of a chartered financial planner. Dedicated, highly qualified and experienced professionals, they will work closely with you to help build, protect and manage your wealth. Here’s a few important pointers to consider. Establishing your objectives: A chartered... View Article
  • Top Tips For Your Financial Future (4/7/2017) Posted in: General - 1. Utilise your ISA allowances Every UK resident, aged over 18, is entitled to an annual ISA allowance of £15,240 for the current tax year. The allowance is a ‘use it or lose it’, so make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to utilise the current year’s allowance! 2. Make a pension contribution Arguably the... View Article
  • Market update – First Quarter, 2017 (3/1/2017) Posted in: Market Update - It is fair to say that 2017 has started extremely well as far as equities are concerned.  In January, the FTSE 100 Index set new closing highs on twelve consecutive trading days and has closed today at a new all-time high of 7,382.9.  The three main indices in the US have fared similarly well, with... View Article
  • Market Update – Fourth Quarter, 2016 (12/1/2016) Posted in: Market Update - As another year draws to a close, there is no doubt that 2016 will go down in history as a year of shocks and surprises.  It is difficult to remember any other year that has witnessed the loss of so many iconic public figures, from David Bowie in January through to Fidel Castro in November,... View Article
  • Vintage are on the move! (10/12/2016) Posted in: General, Vintage News - After spending 14 happy and successful years at Waterloo House, I can confirm that we have now moved into new premises at Preston Farm. The move is a crucial part of our ongoing plans for growth; with our new offices providing additional space, including a conference room, as well as ultra-high speed internet connectivity and... View Article
  • Market Update – Third Quarter, 2016 (9/1/2016) Posted in: Market Update - 23rd June 2016 will go down in history as the day the UK voted to leave the European Union.  Although it will be some time before the full consequences of Brexit are known, the fallout from the Referendum has already resulted in a new Prime Minister and Chancellor being installed in office.  Furthermore, later this month... View Article
  • Market Update – Second Quarter, 2016 (7/1/2016) Posted in: Market Update - It is pleasing to note that global equity markets have recovered some lost ground over the past few months, with the FTSE 100 Index now standing 11.8% higher than its February 2016 low. However, most major indices remain well below their 2015 highs, with the FTSE 100 Index still 12.8% lower than the 2015 peak... View Article
  • 2016 Spring Budget Review (3/17/2016) Posted in: General, The Budget - ‘A BUDGET FOR THE NEXT GENERATION’ By the time Chancellor George Osborne stood up on 16 March to deliver his eighth Budget Speech, the outside world knew much of what would follow. Some proposals had been pre-announced, as had the shelving of major changes to the tax treatment of pension contributions and benefits. Setting the... View Article
  • Market Update – 1st Quarter, 2016 (3/15/2016) Posted in: Market Update - Following on from the disappointing second half of 2015, global equities have endured a difficult start to 2016. Although the major indices have recovered some ground in recent weeks, this mini-recovery has followed the worst start to a year ever for the FTSE 100 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The triggers for the... View Article
  • Market Update – 4th Quarter, 2015 (12/3/2015) Posted in: General, Market Update - Volatility across global equity markets has increased considerably this year. Although higher volatility can be a little disconcerting, the increase in volatility had been expected.  As mentioned in our Q4 Market Updatefrom 2014, a slowing of economic growth in China, economic stagnation in Europe and a collapse in global commodity prices were all factors bringing about... View Article
  • Market Update – 3rd Quarter, 2015 (9/1/2015) Posted in: Market Update - In the previous Market Update, we focused on the low volatility prevalent across global equity markets over recent years. After a long period of relative stability, volatility has returned with a vengeance in recent weeks, with China being the principal catalyst. It is important to separate the Chinese stockmarket from the Chinese economy. Whilst it is undoubtedly... View Article
  • Market Update – 2nd Quarter, 2015 (6/4/2015) Posted in: Market Update - A recurring feature of these Market Updates over the past 3 years has been the relatively low volatility of global equity markets. This has again been the case over the past 3 months, during which the FTSE 100 Index has traded within a narrow range of only 6%. The most remarkable thing about this past... View Article
  • Market Update – 1st Quarter, 2015 (3/4/2015) Posted in: Market Update - On 25th February 2015, the FTSE 100 Index finally eclipsed its previous all-time high of 6,930 set on 30thDecember 1999.  Throughout the intervening 15 years, the UKs leading share index has certainly suffered a bumpy ride.  During the bear market of 2000 – 2003, the Index fell below 3,300, before recovering to within touching distance of... View Article
  • Market Update – 4th Quarter, 2014 (12/9/2014) Posted in: Market Update - As we enter the final few weeks of the year, now is an opportune time to review the performance of investments in 2014 and to look ahead to the prospects for 2015 and beyond. Barring a major correction in the next few weeks, it appears that 2014 will have been a good year for investors,... View Article
  • Interim Market Update: Remaining Calm in a Falling Market (10/16/2014) Posted in: Market Update - In the previous Market Update we asked the question: “is this the calm before the storm?”  Well we now have our answer!  At the time of writing, the FTSE 100 Index has fallen by around 12% over the past few weeks as volatility has returned to global equity markets with a vengeance. After an extended period of... View Article
  • Market Update – 3rd Quarter, 2014 (9/4/2014) Posted in: Market Update - In the 12 months to 1st September 2014, the UK’s leading share index, the FTSE 100, has risen by a more than satisfactory 6.4%. This rate of return is far higher than that available from cash deposits and is also some 4.5% higher than inflation over the same period, meaning that the UK’s leading shares... View Article
  • Market Update – 2nd Quarter, 2014 (6/4/2014) Posted in: Market Update - On Monday 2nd June, the two main stockmarket indices in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index, both closed at record highs. Meanwhile in London, the FTSE 100 Index closed within 1% of its previous all time high, which was set all the way back in 1999. The major... View Article
  • Market Update – 1st Quarter, 2014 (3/3/2014) Posted in: Market Update - The events of recent days have served as a timely reminder of the unpredictability of life in general and financial markets in particular.  I refer of course to the unfortunate political situation in Ukraine and the resulting increase in equity market volatility. It is impossible to predict with any certainty what the outcome will be... View Article
  • Market Update – 4th Quarter, 2013 (11/28/2013) Posted in: Market Update - As we approach the final month of the year, it looks highly likely that 2013 will be a very good year for global equity markets. The FTSE 100 Index started the year at 5897.8 and based on a closing level of 6636.2 on 26th November, has risen 12.5% in the year to date. s leading... View Article
  • Market Update – 3rd Quarter, 2013 (9/9/2013) Posted in: Market Update - A couple of notable records have been broken this week.  Firstly, there was widespread amazement in the world of football as Gareth Bale completed an £84 million transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid.  The general consensus is that this is a staggering amount of money to pay for a footballer. In the world of finance,... View Article
  • Protection Products Explained… (8/8/2013) Posted in: General, Jargon Busters - This jargon buster unravels the complex world of life protection. The world of protection can be a confusing place with a wide range of products providing different levels of cover for different times of your life. If you are puzzled by the terms life and whole of life cover or income protection and unemployment benefit,... View Article
  • TOP APPS AND WEBSITES TO GET KIDS MANAGING THEIR MONEY (6/20/2013) Posted in: General - Teaching your children how to be careful with money has never been more important. Parents who want to instill in their offspring good spending and saving habits need to do so from a young age because, according to research, adult money habits are set by the age of seven. Getting kids interested and excited about money, however,... View Article
  • Market Update – 2nd Quarter, 2013 (6/11/2013) Posted in: Market Update - On 30th December 1999, the FTSE 100 Index reached an all-time high of 6950.6.  In the 13 years that have followed, apart from a very brief period in 2007 when the Index reached 6700, the record high has not been threatened.  That was until last month when the Index reached a 13 year high of 6875.6... View Article
  • SEMINAR: Workplace Pension Reform and Auto Enrolment (4/4/2013) Posted in: Seminars, Vintage News - Presented by Steven Hodgson of Vintage, Chartered Financial Planners Background From October 2012 new legislation began affecting the largest employers and will gradually encompass all employers by February 2018. The new duties force all employers to have a pension scheme which meets specific criteria and to automatically enrol certain workers into that scheme. Other workers... View Article
  • The Budget – Key Points (3/21/2013) Posted in: The Budget - George Osbourne has delivered his fourth Budget. Here, we collate all the key measures.   BUSINESS HELP Britain is ‘open for business’, George Osborne said, and to prove it the government will cut corporation tax to 20% in April 2015. From April next year, all businesses and charities will be eligible for a £2,000 ‘Employment Allowance’ that... View Article
  • Market Update – 1st Quarter, 2013 (3/4/2013) Posted in: General, Market Update - As was the case in 2012, global equity markets have started the year strongly in 2013. Although a number of negative factors remain in the background, such as the US budget deficit and ongoing problems in the Eurozone, investor sentiment has improved, particularly where equities are concerned. There are a number of reasons to be... View Article
  • Interest Rates May ‘REMAIN AT 0.5% UNTIL 2017’ (1/8/2013) Posted in: General, News - The first MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) monthly meeting of the year will be held this week and economists at the leading investment bank, Citi, have predicted that not only will there be no change to interest rates in January, there may be no change until at least 2017 as the country continues in its struggle... View Article
  • Market Update – 4th Quarter, 2012 (12/6/2012) Posted in: General, Market Update - This week the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement, which as usual included growth forecasts for the UK economy.  Even with the considerable boost of the Summer Olympics, the UK economy is expected to have contracted by 0.1% in 2012.  The Chancellor forecasts that economic growth will resume in 2013, at a rate of 2%, with... View Article
  • Market Update – 3rd Quarter, 2012 (9/5/2012) Posted in: Market Update - After a difficult 2nd quarter of 2012, it has been pleasing to see asset values rise over the past 3 months.  In the case of UK equities, the FTSE 100 Index has risen by 8%.  This recovery follows a fall of 9.8% in the 2ndquarter, which itself followed a rise of 7% in the three months... View Article
  • Market Update – 2nd Quarter, 2012 (6/7/2012) Posted in: Market Update - After a record breaking start to the year, global equity markets have gone into retreat in recent weeks.  Most of the gains from earlier in the year have been erased, with Europe once again proving to be the principal antagonist. As mentioned in the Q1 Market Update, we were hopeful that the threat of a... View Article
  • Market Update – 1st Quarter, 2012 (3/5/2012) Posted in: Market Update - The past quarter has been a record breaking period for global equities.  In specific terms, global equity markets have risen in each of the last 11 consecutive weeks.  Such a prolonged period of unbroken positive returns is unprecedented. After such a long run of success for equity markets, it would not be unreasonable to expect... View Article
  • WELCOME TO THE NEW VINTAGE WEBSITE (3/2/2012) Posted in: Vintage News - Our new website was officially launched at a Client Presentation at Crathorne Hall on 16th February 2012.  The website has been designed to improve the lines of communication with existing clients, whilst at the same time providing potential new clients with an insight into the services offered by Vintage. This section of the website, Vintage View,... View Article
  • New Year, New Vintage (2/14/2012) Posted in: Vintage News - 2012 will be a year of unprecedented change within the Financial Services sector. Our view is that the outcome of what is about to happen will be of benefit to everybody, especially the clients of financial planning firms which fully embrace these changes. At the end of this year, the FSAs Retail Distribution Review (RDR)... View Article