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As if the financial impact of a global pandemic wasn’t enough, the UK and wider world are now in the midst of a cost of living crisis. Everything from energy bills to a loaf of bread is on the rise, so the importance of saving for your own future as well as teaching your children…

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We all have to deal with mental health, sometimes life can be overwhelming and we struggle to keep this in its best condition. As you wouldn’t run your car on empty, you need to keep your wellbeing looked after before it gets low. Just like physical health, it’s something to work on every day, little…

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I first met Mike Baker (Communications Director) in 2010, whilst working for a training company down the corridor from TPSG. We quickly got chatting over many cups of tea and gradually, I got to know the rest of the team. What a great group of people they were and especially committed to what they were…

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I still find it weird to say that I have a team. Six months ago the accounts department was made up of only myself and Alecia and now we have recently welcomed Beth and Katie to the team and still actively recruiting to keep pace. Our accounts department has grown rapidly, and I’m really enjoying…

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Dealing with insurance may not be the most exciting event of the year, but it is probably the most important part of owning a property.  Repair costs can quickly run into the thousands and spring from nowhere,  so it’s important to have adequate protection.  Like owning a car, having property insurance is a requirement that,…

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“Treat clients like you want to be treated yourself”, “put yourself in the client’s position”, “treat client investments as if they were your own”. These are all phrases that are often thrown about by companies operating in the financial services industry. As the saying goes, it’s not rocket science, but it is easy to say these…

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Much gets said, in the media and in the workplace about the importance of diversity in the Boardroom. I am very close to my fellow Directors but we are also very different people. For me it’s all about putting an opposing view and knowing it’ll be respected, trusting that your Board understands your diverse workforce…

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Becoming a Director was a proud moment for me, but having a young family means I have other commitments so the job cannot be the sole focus of my life.  Each thing in my life has to sometimes take a back seat, and other times it is at the forefront. I am so lucky to…

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A quote, generally accepted as attributable to Albert Einstein, goes like this: “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”. Now, before you go thinking I’m about to get political, after all, certain politicians have been playing fast and loose with the truth and with integrity (and have…

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Let’s cut straight to the chase here, who are we trying to kid; using a pension scheme to acquire a property is slow and expensive. What you need to worry about are two things, firstly, anyone who claims that it will be quick and or cheap. Secondly, is it worth the time and the money?…

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Over the next couple of months we’re going to give our perspective on a few common misconceptions we often hear around Commercial Property. We’ll start by examining whether an investment in this particular type of asset class is inherently risky. Let’s immediately be clear upfront, no investments are free of risk. We all know to…

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It’s a story as old as time (well almost) and yes I know it’s a terrible cliche, but we think that there are some obvious parallels for us here and indeed, some lessons to be learnt by the industry, from the battle of David and Goliath.  We, PSG, are the more diminutive protagonist with our…

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Now, I know what you might already be thinking; this article is being put out there by a provider of SIPP and SSAS pensions, so of course we’re going to big up pensions! However, there’s no denying that getting the best return from your savings in recent times has changed. We all know the days…

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Property has long been a popular investment choice for both the asset savvy and the investment shy alike.  Those who understand a broad section of the financial markets know that property, given time, only goes up.  Few things rival it for consistent growth over time and the potential to deliver great returns, irrespective of what…