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A Message from our Directors

A message to all our existing, and new clients including our professional connections. It is self-evident we are living through an unprecedented crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. All the normal activities and interactions of society and business across the world have been brought to an abrupt halt. We do not know how long the current situation will last, however what we do know is that “IT WILL PASS”. Our personal view is the worst will be over in a few months if Government guidelines are followed and that life, and the markets, will then start to recover. We urge all clients during this time, not to panic and remember the key reasons why you invest.

We also thought it important to summarise below:

New client meetings and review meetings are now being conducted over the telephoneWe have excellent systems in place to manage client money efficiently and remotelyOur systems provide high levels of client securityOur Investments process is built on diversification Tax plannin…
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A warm welcome to Max Rust

We are extremely pleased to welcome Max Rust our new Independent Financial Planner to Allen Tomas & Co.

Max is a proud member of the Chartered Insurance Institute Personal Finance Society and is passionate in assisting individuals and families to achieve their lifetime financial objectives. His expertise in pensions, investments, protection and estate planning allows him to operate alongside Professional associates to provide the highest level of service to his clients.

Max plays rugby for West Norfolk Rugby Club, cricket for Castle Rising Cricket Club and supports Stoke City FC… for his sins. He also enjoys walking on Hunstanton beach, visiting physical landmarks such as Snowdonia, attending music festivals and spectating large sporting events.

Coronavirus (Covid 19) – Business Contingency Plan

Following the recent announcement by the government confirming their intention to move to a ‘delay’ phase relating to the control and containment of the Coronavirus, we wanted to share with you our business contingency plans which will go some way to safeguard the business operations as well as supporting you.

You'll be reassured to know that business can be conducted by post, online, over the phone or through your portals. Should we immediately deploy our work from home plan, workflow and call answering will continue as normal, within the parameters of home working. However, please be patient with us as client reviews and new business is taking slightly longer than our standard turnaround times. We will monitor and continue to update you during this slow down.

If anyone has been in contact with someone who has the virus, and/or are showing symptoms, they have been instructed to self-isolate and update management on a regular basis. We will continue to follow Government guidelines…

Welcome Rachael Smith

We are extremely pleased to welcome Rachael Smith our new Mortgage & Protection Adviser to Allen Tomas & Co.

Rachael began her career in financial services in 2011 and has worked within a large Bank, Building Society and a network of successful UK Estate Agents. Her roles have included banking, management, coaching and a fully qualified Mortgage & Protection Adviser.

Rachael, not only has a wealth of knowledge within mortgages but also in the property and estate agency sectors. She is passionate about providing her clients with the best independent advice by offering her services in buying and selling property, commercial loans, residential mortgages such as re-mortgaging, bridging loans, buy to let, self-build, development finance and advising on financial protection for her clients and their families.

In her spare time Rachael loves long walks with her partner and cocker spaniel Milo and enjoys socialising with friends and family.

10 Reasons to use a Financial Adviser

A good chartered independent financial adviser can help you build your assets and assist in making the most of your investments, securing the long-term future of you and your family.

1. To protect your family
There are a host of life insurance products on the market; an adviser can tell you which ones are actually worth buying. They will assess your position and guide you through the best options to protect yourself and your family - whether you are single or married, recently divorced, have a young family, approaching retirement, or dealing with a death.

2. To help plan your spending and saving
To secure your long term future, you need to build some assets - initially to get you through the rainy days and then to pay for holidays and luxuries. Step one is to plan your spending so that you begin to save, and step two is to plan that saving so that you can build your wealth as efficiently as possible. Irrespective of amount, a financial adviser can look at your situation and find the bes…

New Capital Gains Tax Rules for Property Investors & Landlords

From April 2020, new capital gains tax rules are set to take effect, and the changes will impact most sales of additional properties in the UK. Landlords and property investors are expected to be impacted by new rules coming in next April on capital gains tax, which is paid on any profits made through the sale of a property that isn’t your main residence. The changes coming in will affect the time you have to pay your capital gains tax bill, the amount of tax relief you can claim if you previously lived in the property, and how letting relief will work.
Tighter payment deadline Because capital gains tax on property is currently paid through your self-assessment tax return, it normally doesn’t need to be paid until the following tax year – so a property sale that incurs CGT in the 2018/2019 tax year doesn’t need to be declared and paid until 31 January 2020. But from April 2020, sellers will need to pay the full amount owed within 30 days of the completion of the sale. While the cost w…

Inflation

Consumer Price Index (CPI) Consumer Price Index CPI in the United Kingdom remained unchanged at 108.50 points in December from 108.50 points in November of 2019. Consumer Price Index CPI in the United Kingdom averaged 79.32 points from 1988 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 108.50 points in September of 2019 and a record low of 48.40 points in January of 1988.
What is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) The CPI is a measure of consumer price inflation produced to international standards and in line with European regulations. First published in 1997 as the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), the CPI is the inflation measure used in the government’s target for inflation. The CPI is also used for purposes such as uprating pensions, wages and benefits and can aid in the understanding of inflation on family budgets.
Why is inflation important Keeping a healthy cash flow throughout your life is essential and one of the biggest risks to capital is inflation risk. It is important t…