News & Blog

  • On the topic of savings and currencies, there has been an awful lot of attention focused on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies over the last 12 months. Last year, I saw many online articles advertising investment in Bitcoin while the price was rapidly on the up... only for the price to then fall sharply. The volatility of Bitcoin continues to be highlighted in the press,

  • 03 March 2018

    Standard Life sale to Phoenix

    By FMB

    It may not always be obvious to clients what goes on behind the scenes here at FMB. How do we make the decisions on a day to day basis about the best places for clients to put their hard earned wealth? We would always maintain that the most important part of our process is the PLAN. The bit that is completely personal to you. Which decisions you should make and when you

  • 26 September 2017

    Labour Pension Vote Winner?

    By FMB

    I’m following the Labour Party conference this year with interest to see what thinking is emerging regarding tax, spending and state benefits and pick out the things that might perhaps impact on our clients.

    Shadow Work and Pensions Minister Debbie Abrahams spoke yesterday and this is what she said; “We promised in our Manifesto to provide pension credit and additional

  • For years I have looked on with awe and envy at the people who have participated in the Brathay 10in10. The first time I learned of this event was on the day that I took part in my first marathon; The Brathay Windermere Marathon back in 2010. The 10in10 eventers set off about an hour before us, and I remember watching them, struggling to get my head around the fact that

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