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  • Acumen Apprentice featured in Entirely Finance
    Our latest addition Arie Hogendoorn has been featured in an article for Entirely Finance discussing ....
  • Viva La Bitcoin Revolution
    Arie Hogendoorn, the latest addition to the Acumen Financial Partnership team, was tasked with creat....
  • Acumen IFA to feature in The Champion Newspaper
    Our Independent Financial Advisor, Mike Moore BA(Hons) APFS, spoke with the Champion Newspaper to di....
  • Acumen Financial feature in the Champion Newspaper
    Our Managing Director, Angela Maher BA DipPFS, spoke with the Champion Newspaper about Acumen Intern....
  • An Introduction to Cryptocurrency
    JP Morgan have described cryptocurrency as the world's first truly new asset in the last 100 yea....
  • Acumen IFA, to feature in the Heswall Magazine
    Our Independent Financial Advisor, Helen Whiting DipPFS, spoke with the Heswall Magazine to discuss ....
  • Pass the Popcorn!
    Here is the latest from Daniel Frampton APFS about the AMC chain of cinemas. Read on to find out mo....
  • What are the different types of personal insurance available?
    There are few guarantees in life. Death and taxes may very well be the only two certainties, as Benj....
  • Why you should swap the Lotto for life insurance
    While it’s true that life insurance costs depend largely on your individual circumstances, that’....
  • Putting $1.9 Trillion into perspective
    The Federal Reserve, like all central banks, has the unique superpower of being able to print more m....
  • Budget 2021- The Big Freeze
    How was Rishi Sunak’s March Budget for you? The fact that there are tax rises coming was no big su....
  • A quarterly market update from Acumen
    With the announcement of vaccines last November, the world has been poised for a strong recovery fro....
  • Acumen answers your frequently asked questions about life insurance
    Life insurance is a subject often left unspoken. After all, who amongst us really wants to consider ....
  • A Rocket Scientist, A Car Manufacturer and A Bitcoin Investor…
    A Rocket Scientist, A Car Manufacturer and A Bitcoin Investor walk into a bar and the Barman says, ....
  • Everything new parents need to know about life insurance
    Life insurance can pay your loved ones a lump sum or regular payments if the worst was ever to happe....
  • How investing wisely at an early age can help you in your retirement
    Picture the scene… you’re lying on a beach, it’s hot, sunny and you’re thoroughly relaxed. T....
  • A quarter of women waive their pension rights in divorce
    Monday 4th December 2021 marked ‘divorce day’ for many couples. In light of this, Legal and Gene....
  • What are the benefits of a 5 or 10-year investment plan?
    How often do you start a journey without knowing your destination? Rarely, one would assume. That’....
  • Merry Christmas from the team at Acumen Financial Partnership
    This December we hope that you find that all of us will have something to smile about. Many of us wi....
  • Securing your financial future
    The paradox facing many young adults in Britain today is that whilst they’re far less likely to su....
  • Saved money on communiting and office lunches? Invest it wisely
    Lockdown has been difficult for all of us, some more than others. In a year of mixed fortunes, one p....
  • How to plan for early retirement
    It is estimated that 80% of British adults underestimate their projected life expectancy and that ne....
  • Savers warned not to cash in defined benefit pensions
    Pension providers are predicting an upsurge in members transferring their defined benefit pensions t....
  • DWP urges women to check their state pension
    Tens of thousands of women in the UK are being urged to check whether they are owed a state pension ....
  • Investment Planning – Making the right choice for your children
    Every parent wants to care for their children in whatever way they can. We want them to thrive, pros....
  • Back to the Office
    Our Burscough office is open again! Monday morning at 9 am the first of our 2 teams were back behind....
  • How to make the most of the different ISA types
    Individual Savings Accounts, or ISAs as we’ve come to know them, celebrate their twenty first birt....
  • When is the best time to seek investment advice?
    Investment planning is now less of an art and more of a science. Increasingly more sophisticated tec....
  • Financial planning in light of Covid-19
    Nearly half of UK adults experienced a high degree of anxiety at the outset of the Covid-19 lockdown....
  • Could equity release bring hope in a time of crisis?
    To say Covid-19 has hit the UK hard is somewhat of an understatement. Notwithstanding the devastatin....
  • Life in the time of Covid-19 – Update
    After 13 weeks in lockdown, today we have very welcome news that the Government is scaling down the ....
  • Pension and investment worries: what can I do?
    The coronavirus pandemic has brought about its fair share of worries. When we’re not worrying abou....
  • Where there’s a Will, there’s a way.
    Covid-19 has given us a rare opportunity to get on all with the jobs that we’ve studiously ignorin....
  • Covid-19 Investment Update
    At the time of writing, on Tuesday 12th May 2020, just less than 24 hours has passed since Bor....
  • Equity Release Loans
    I hope this article finds you and your families well as we continue to wait for further information ....
  • China – Getting back to business?
    It's nearly six weeks since we moved into Lockdown with little indication at present as to when rest....
  • Putting Healthcare on the agenda as well as Wealthcare
    We hope that you are all keeping well and wherever possible, enjoying the better aspects of lockdown....
  • Making Sense of “Negative Oil Prices” 
    The more demand there is for something, and the more limited the supply, the higher the price will g....
  • How we are continuing to support you and your investments
    This week we were all shocked to find that Boris Johnson had been admitted, not just to hospital, bu....
  • Covid-19 – Important Information Regarding Internet Safety and Financial Security
    Following the Prime Minister's announcements on Monday 23rd March 2020, the UK is now in lockdown, a....
  • Stock Market Volatility During the Covid-19 Pandemic
    A week has always been a long time in politics, but a week has never seemed quite so long as it does....
  • Business Continuance in Light of Covid-19
    Just to let you know that we will all be continuing to work from the office for as long as we can, t....
  • The Financial Impact of Coronavirus
    The last few weeks have been a turbulent time for investment markets, and it will come as no surpris....
  • New year, new you with these 2020 financial planning tips
    It is unfortunate that the phrase “New Year, new you” has become something of a cliché. The bac....
  • What is auto-enrolment? and your other FAQs answered
    Auto-enrolment has “transformed pension saving” and “boosted the retirement prospects of milli....
  • Acumen’s economic forecast 2020
    Much has happened already in 2020, with global conflicts, presidential impeachments and our much-tal....
  • How do I prepare for my pension?
    How do I prepare for my pension? This is perhaps the biggest of all the questions we regularly hear ....
  • Underused, overlooked and unclaimed benefits – Missing out on NI Credits
    Time to talk about unused, unclaimed, often overlooked National Insurance credits again – this tim....
  • How life insurance helps families
    There’s nothing like a pandemic to bring our short time on earth into 20-20 perspective. If you’....
  • Pensions shake-up: what changes are we expecting in 2020?
    The pensions landscape is ever-changing and there are several key 2020 pension trends that we want t....
  • How to choose a life insurance policy
    There has never been a better time to arrange life insurance. A life insurance plan can ensure that ....
  • Learn more about pensions in our pension FAQs
    Pensions can be quite an overwhelming subject matter and for person-to-person, pension preferences d....
  • Surge in extra taxes for the Public Sector
    The Financial Adviser has reported the extra tax being paid by public sector pensions schemes has do....
  • What does my adviser do for me?
    Most of us appreciate that if we receive a good service, we must pay a reasonable price for it. Warr....
  • Pension scams: stay safe with Acumen
    Pensioners who fell prey to pension scammers lost an average of £91,000 in 2017, with the worst-hit....
  • How Child Benefit affects National Insurance contributions for stay-at-home parents
    Are you and your family claiming Child Benefit correctly? If not, you could be missing out on precio....
  • Lancashire IFA Announces Investment Event to Mark Northern Expansion
    A Lancashire IFA is hosting a free investment advice event this month to mark its expansion north in....
  • Acumen discusses: unlocking your equity
    British homeowners are realising the benefits of equity release in record numbers. The equivalent ....
  • Investment money for beginners – 5 investment tips for beginners
    Investments differ from regular savings accounts in that they don’t offer the security of guaran....
  • What it’s like to work at Acumen
    A happy workforce is a productive workforce, as they say, and at Acumen we like to truly live by t....
  • A brief history of Acumen Financial Partnership
    In 2006, Angela Maher, Managing Director of Acumen Financial Partnership, incorporated a small finan....
  • New Year’s resolutions for financial fitness
    Most New Year’s resolutions include some self-care goals. The top three resolutions of 2018, accor....
  • Acumen’s economic forecast for 2019
    With the advent of a fresh new year, Acumen looks ahead to make a calculated economic forecast about....
  • Financial advice 120 years in the making
    Acumen’s latest exciting venture has seen us acquire a well-established Lancashire firm of financi....
  • Financial planning for the self-employed
    According to a recent article by the BBC, self-employed workers now account for roughly 15% of the U....
  • How much money do you need to retire?
    It’s the eternal question; ‘how much do I need to retire?’ Well, it’s positive that you’re....
  • Introducing Acumen’s first apprentice
    At Acumen, we are always looking to grow our team, expand our collective knowledge base and provide ....
  • Do I need a financial adviser?
    It is fair to say that most people will require a financial adviser’s services at least once in th....
  • Are you ready for retirement?
    With research suggesting that 80% of British adults underestimate their projected life expectancy an....
  • 5 ways Acumen is truly independent
    At Acumen, we are fiercely independent. Not just in the conventional sense that we aren’t tied to ....
  • How Acumen looks after your investments
    Acumen currently manages more than £190 million of assets on behalf of our clients. With the best i....
  • How the Autumn Budget 2018 affects financial planning
    In his last Budget before Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the "era of austerity is ....
  • How to ride the waves of stock market volatility
    Recently, we have seen the return of stock market volatility in global markets. Naturally none of us....
  • Making Tax Digital – change is just around the corner!
    We are about to witness a huge change in the way that businesses are required to keep their accounti....
  • Investec’s guide to Ethical Investment
    From plastics to palm oil, ethical consumerism is booming. The financial services sector has taken n....
  • How Acumen goes the extra mile for our clients
    Through the course of our work, Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) are put in a position of privi....
  • Efficient profit extraction in light of new dividend rules
    When it comes to extracting profits from your SME company, recent changes to the way dividends are t....
  • What is a cash management service?
    Keeping up to date with all the latest bank accounts and fluctuating interest rates is a constant ch....
  • Give your investments an MOT with Acumen
    Although we might begrudge the annual routine of taking our cars in for their MOTs, in reality, thos....
  • Why choose a local IFA?
    Choosing an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) is an important decision. As well as weighing up the....
  • 3 things we learned from the Acumen Client Satisfaction Survey
    Thank you to everyone who took part in the inaugural Acumen Client Satisfaction Survey. It was an ex....
  • Pensions Minister urges self-employed pension savings
    With just 12% of the current 4.8 million self-employed workers in the UK reportedly saving into a pe....
  • Acumen posts unprecedented 60% growth
    A good barometer of success for us is the amount of investment funds that we manage. We review these....
  • Are your parents ready for retirement?
    Are you at a stage in life when you’re beginning to seriously consider your pension provision? As ....
  • Introducing Tom and Kate
    The team at Acumen would like to introduce you to the two newest members of our Acumen family: Tom a....
  • How the Spring Statement could affect you
    If Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Spring Statement passed you by in a snowy haze, then Acumen is her....
  • 10 ways to spring clean your finances in 2018
    The clocks have sprung forward, temperatures are inching higher, and the UK’s flora and fauna are ....
  • Wealthy investors turn to ISAs to top up pension funds
    With cuts to pensions tax relief for high earners hitting wealthy investors in the pocket, many are ....
  • The government pension crisis
    Are you sat down? Good. Because recent figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed....
  • Is cryptocurrency too good to be true?
    The last 12 months has seen an unprecedented surge in cryptocurrency's stock and popularity. The dig....
  • 10 reasons you’ll love Acumen’s services
    We understand that finding a financial adviser you can trust to advise you on all your financial dec....
  • Children’s investments that will grow with your kids
    Every parent wants to give their children the best start in life. At Acumen, we believe that investi....
  • Sweet end to the tax year calendar
    This year, don't be surprised to find a P60 nestling in your basket of Easter eggs. Because, in a ra....
  • Pension freedoms still causing confusion
    Pension freedom withdrawals hit a staggering £6.5 billion in 2017, according to figures from HM Rev....
  • Financial advisers are ‘more important than ever’
    The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) Director of Supervision - Investment, Wholesale and Speciali....
  • What are the 2018 economic predictions from Acumen?
    Now that we're well underway with 2018, we thought it was high time for us to make a few educated pr....
  • Money saving tips for 2018
    What are the best ways to save money? In this blog, we’ve pulled together our top 11 tips on how t....
  • Equity release mortgages: your questions answered!
    Equity release is a booming market. You can take the money you release as a lump sum or, in several ....
  • Millennials most likely to trust robo-advisers
    Who we trust for financial advice and where we go to get it appears to be changing. It is younger pe....
  • Majority of over-50s underestimate life expectancy
    The average life expectancy today is going up and fifty is becoming more like the new thirty than ev....
  • Find a VouchedFor Independent Financial Adviser
    An Independent Financial Adviser or IFA may not be someone you ever thought you would need to consul....
  • Employers Expect Flurry of Final Salary Pension Transfers
    Workers in Britain are swamping their current and former employers with requests to transfer out of ....
  • One in three to depend on State Pension payments
    Britain's personal finances have been surveyed by the Financial Conduct Authority and it has been fo....
  • Financial advice made in Lancashire
    If you're looking for investment advice and financial planning services in Lancashire, you'll be kee....
  • Is Brexit going to have an impact on your pension?
    The UK referendum vote to leave the EU has caused quite the scare amongst future retirees.  A recen....
  • How Child Benefits affects your National Insurance Contributions
    You may be familiar with child benefits, however are you and your family claiming this correctly? Ev....
  • Cost of consumer goods set to rise
    Recently, the rate of inflation has increased at a dramatically higher rate in previous years. As in....
  • Inheritance Tax & Estate Planning Seminar
    After the success of last year’s event, we are delighted to invite you to our Inheritance Tax / Es....
  • Acumen introduces financial planning executive Jo Wilden
    Here, Acumen Financial introduces our latest recruit, Jo Wilden. A financial planning executive with....
  • 10 Reasons to choose Acumen as your financial adviser
    For important life decisions, financial advisers are a necessity. However, choosing a financial advi....
  • Britons born in 1980s half as wealthy as predecessors
    According to recent figures, Britons born in the 1980s now have half the wealth of those born 10 yea....
  • A Guide to Financial Planning in 2017
    For most, the start of the New Year brings resolutions and a common promise for many is to achieve a....
  • Acumen’s 5 Economic Predictions for 2017
    Undeniably, 2016 shocked the world. From Britain choosing to leave the EU and America voting Trump a....
  • How to get a decent pension as a mum
    According to a study, those who give up work to look after family are at most risk of not saving for....
  • Factors to consider when choosing Life Insurance
    Life insurance underpins good financial planning. It ensures that, should the worst happen, the righ....
  • Why it might pay off to invest in Income Protection
    Every year, close to a million people find themselves unable to work due to injury or illness. Here,....
  • Acumen’s guide to Critical Illness Cover
    According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), every year 1 million workers in the UK unexp....
  • Mortgage approvals fall as Brexit vote cools housing market
    Soon after the EU referendum result, uncertainty engulfed the UK. With no way of knowing what the fu....
  • Home Grown Talent – Alex Dunk
    Alex Dunk is an Independent Financial Advisor here at Acumen Financial Partnership. After graduating....
  • 4 ways to finance care at home
    With an ageing UK population, the time will eventually come for all of us to consider how we will pa....
  • Britain’s power of attorney crisis
    A recent investigation by Money Mail has found that some people were unhappy with the service they r....
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Lasting Powers of Attorney
    It may surprise you to hear that nobody has the automatic right to make critical decisions about you....
  • Growing number of workers saving through company pension schemes
    Over six million workers are deciding to save for retirement through the Government-backed auto-enro....
  • Shopping around is vital for your pension
    Recent research, carried out by Citizens Advice, has found that a worrying number of people are not ....
  • Be a ScamSmart investor with financial advice from Acumen
    Over £1.2 billion a year is lost to fake investments. Investment scams can be difficult to identify....
  • Pension freedom users lose up to 10% of retirement pot
    According to Citizens Advice, some pension freedom users have lost up to 10% of their retirement pot....
  • 10 essential tips if you want to retire early
    Retirement offers a world of newfound opportunities to travel the world, see new places or achieve g....
  • Insurer calls for compulsory financial guidance at retirement age
    Last year’s pension reforms gave retirees unprecedented pension freedoms. However, not enough is b....
  • Have we reached the age of no retirement?
    The idea of leaving work for good in your 60s to live off a pension made sense in an era when we wer....
  • Pension freedoms a year on
    It is just over a year since the pension freedoms came into effect. So it seems a good time to take ....
  • Financial planning for ‘peak earners’
    In 2009 peak income occurred between the ages of 40-55. Twenty years ago, people reached their peak ....
  • How a financial adviser adds value to your financial decisions
    How do you ensure great results when you want a job done right? You hire a professional to get the b....
  • Summer Investment Event Round-Up
    For those of you who missed our June summer investment event, here is a recap of how the day went d....
  • How will Brexit affect my pension
    Now that the outcome of the Brexit vote is known and slowly but surely we are on the way out of the ....
  • Acumen are proud sponsors of ‘Proms in the Park’
    Acumen Financial are proud to be sponsoring such a talented and dedicated group of musicians. The ho....
  • Will Brexit affect my investments?
    Not for the first time the pollsters got it wrong – and this time the bookies did too. The shockwa....
  • Acumen’s Summer Investment Event
    We will be delighted if you can join us at Acumen’s Summer Investment Event on Wednesday 15 June ....
  • Acumen in the top 250 UK IFAs
    As of 8 April 2016, our very own Angela Maher was officially installed into the VouchedFor top 250 ....
  • Spring up the property ladder with mortgage advice from Acumen
    Are you looking to buy a house this spring? Before you start attending open houses and planning how ....
  • Equity release schemes grow in popularity
    The equity release sector is booming in popularity, with the latest research from the Equity Release....
  • 75% of Brits fear they’ll never own own home
    As house prices continue to rise, three-quarters of people in the UK admit to worrying that home own....
  • Rising interest rates halt spending for mortgage holders
    A report has shown that one in five mortgage holders would be forced to make spending cutbacks if in....
  • How to make the most of the 2016 Budget
    Following on from our recent summary, entitled ‘How the budget will affect you’, we have complie....
  • How the Budget will really affect you!
    We have compiled this summary of Acumen Financial’s thoughts on how the Budget may affect you, yo....
  • Acumen are recruiting – Trainee Financial Planning Coordinator
    Acumen Financial Partnership Ltd is a growing IFA company serving clients predominantly across the N....
  • HSBC study reveals unrealistic pension dreams
    Nearly half of all people who would like to retire in the next five years are unable to make their d....
  • Personal Savings Allowance (PSA) heralds greater saver freedom
    You might not know it yet but starting in April your savings prospects are about to look a lot rosie....
  • Over a quarter of adults have no plans for retirement
    A staggering 27% of people in the UK have made “no plans” for their retirement income, according....
  • Protecting your investments through the stock market uncertainty
    The combination of stock market volatility, slowing growth in China, falling commodity prices and ne....
  • Petition against state pension age reaches 100,000 signatures
    Campaigners against Government plans to increase the state pension age for women have recorded a min....
  • What is equity release and is it for you?
    Around 270,000 households have benefitted from equity release over the last 20 years, raising more t....
  • Equity release helps Audrey ease her money worries
    More and more retirees are considering equity release as an option to boost their retirement standar....
  • How does equity release work?
    Applying for an equity release plan is a straightforward process, one that Acumen can help you with ....
  • Acumen Winter Newsletter – Financial planning: Get ready for 2016
    This is certainly the time of year to be thinking about the year ahead in terms of financial plannin....
  • Pensions and tax planning for high earners
    While the government has hit the highest earners in the pocket, for those who fall into this bracket....
  • What are robo-advisers and can they ever replace IFAs?
    While it might sound like a plot line from a bad science fiction movie, robo-advisers could be about....
  • Finding the right life insurance policy for you
    Life and health insurance protection underpins most good financial planning and these common types o....
  • Life insurance: What is it and why is it important?
    We all know life insurance is probably a good thing to have but how many of us actually really under....
  • New online tool helps to identify fraudster ‘advisers’
    Good news for savers as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launches a new online register that he....
  • Summer Budget: What the changes mean to you
    It’s certainly been a busy year for the government with a general election and two Budgets to deli....
  • New dividend tax rules
    These new rules come into effect on 6 April 2016 and are already causing confusion so we’ve prepar....
  • Are women better drivers than men?
    A survey conducted by Privilege Insurance found that only 28% of women considered themselves better ....
  • China syndrome brings summertime blues for markets
    After a run of heavy falls on global stock markets, Brewin Dolphin’s Head of Research Guy Foster l....
  • Why you should speak to an IFA before investing
    As part of Scams Awareness Month, Acumen is warning savers and retirees to seek out professional fin....
  • New dividend tax rules could hamper wealth pensioners
    Acumen gives you an overview of the changing dividend tax rules and how they could hamper wealthy re....
  • Financial planning advice essentials
    Some interesting figures have emerged recently from Ipsos Mori and King's College London suggesting ....
  • Can I cash in my pension? Acumen explains all
    The simple answer is yes! Since April, retirees have enjoyed more choice and flexibility than ever b....
  • How Acumen can help your retirement planning
    There comes a time when you stop working for your money and put your money to work for you. The deci....
  • Helping your pension forecast: annuities and pension income drawdown explained
    As part of our series of blogs about pensions and retirement, Acumen helps to equip you with all the....
  • Things to consider when planning for retirement
    As you draw nearer to retirement age, you may well be dreaming of sipping cocktails in some sunny, t....
  • Compulsory retirement advice suggested as savers lose pension freedoms
    In a bizarre twist in the new pensions freedom reforms, savers in line for above-average payouts are....
  • The first Conservative Budget since 1996
    We’ve been waiting for this Budget with bated breath since the Conservatives won the election in M....
  • A summary of Greece’s financial situation
    The situation in Greece dominates the news channels and financial pages. With so much information to....
  • Acumen’s talent pool deepens with arrival of experienced new adviser
    We're delighted to introduce you to Jenny Jones, the newest member of Acumen's rapidly expanding tea....
  • Household debt rises as over half don’t seek financial advice
    Can it be a coincidence that UK families are on course to accrue the highest levels of unsecured deb....
  • How to get on track with your retirement planning
    With new research by Key Retirement suggesting that pensioner property wealth has rocketed by more t....
  • Protecting society’s most vulnerable
    Recent figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) suggest that vulnerable consumers seeking ....
  • Acumen’s growing wealth of talent
    Say hello to Julie Cranny, Acumen's newest recruit! Julie is an expert in all things Financial Plann....
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney Explained
    Putting plans in place for life's little surprises, to protect your future welfare and finances, can....
  • Investing in your children’s future
    Several financial products enable parents and carers to invest tax efficiently for children. In this....
  • A matter of trust: children’s trust funds
    If you are planning to set aside money for the long term future benefit of your children, you may wa....
  • Spring cleaning your finances – we all need a plan.
    Easter is just a few days away, the clocks have all sprung forward and the world is a fresher and gr....
  • An overview of the key points of the 2015 Budget.
    With the General Election a less than 40 days away now and the main party leaders Cameron and Miliba....
  • Government allows savers to sell annuities
    With the recent welcome announcement that savers will be allowed to sell their annuities as of next ....
  • Acumen is moving offices
    We are delighted to announce that due to our continuing growth and success of the business we will b....
  • Acumen welcomes the FCA’s stricter pension transfer advice rules
    Acumen has welcomed news of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) plans to strengthen rules on pen....
  • Acumen supports local football teams
    Acumen is proud to play a part in the development of local junior football by supporting Southport F....
  • Key changes to defined contribution pensions under the Pensions Act
    The Chancellor’s pension reforms focus on money purchase pension arrangements, sometimes called de....
  • Pensioner fraud highlights need for IFA advice
    Shocking new research, that suggests that nearly one in ten pensioners have been victims of fraud in....
  • The changing retirement landscape
    The 2014 Budget proposals have been described by some retirement planning experts as a pensions revo....
  • Proposed legislation could complicate ISA inheritance
    Inheriting tax free ISAs from your spouse could be about to become a little more complicated if new ....
  • Get some Acumen for financial planning
    With the advent of a new year, you may be among the many people resolving to find yourself a trusted....
  • Lump sums for Lamborghinis? Pension minister’s plans could revolutionise retirement
    Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, has floated the idea of letting pensioners cash in their pension savi....
  • Get your finances in order for 2015
    If one of your New Year resolutions is to get your finances in order for 2015 then you're going to n....
  • A Lesson in Teachers’ Pensions
    Teachers give years of dedicated service to the education system and are rightly rewarded with an at....
  • Top Tips to consider when choosing an IFA
    When it comes to making life-changing financial decisions, seeking the services of an Independent Fi....
  • What is the UK State Pension Age?
    With recent Government changes to the State Pension age, and the amount British workers are likely t....
  • Major announcements in the 2014 Autumn Statement
    We have pleasure in sharing our summary of the key announcements in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statem....
  • What is Life Insurance and why do I need it?
    Life Insurance, otherwise known as Life Assurance or Term Assurance is a great way to protect your s....
  • SIPP – How are they different to normal pensions
    What is a SIPP? A SIPP is self-invested personal pension, which is a special form of personal pensi....
  • SSAS – How are they different to SIPP pensions?
    What is a SSAS? SSAS stands for small self-administered scheme. A SSAS is a special form of occupat....
  • Planning your financial future
    Have you ever wondered what an IFA does within a working day? Acumen Financial Partnership Direct....
  • Acumen’s MD Angela Maher talks Pensions to the Liverpool Echo
    Angela Maher, Acumen Financial Partnerships Managing Director recently featured in the Liverpool Ech....
  • Acumen’s MD achieves Top Rated IFA in the Liverpool area
    Angela Maher of Acumen Financial Partnership has been awarded one of the top rated scores with the o....
  • Pensions – the current pension tax is to be scrapped
    Clients have always complained that they were not allowed to pass their pension funds on to their fa....
  • Acumen offer free money advice at their Macmillan ‘Money Morning’
    Acumen Financial Partnership have come together with leading Southport Accountants Kirkwood Wilson t....
  • Angela has been nominated as “Best Financial Advisor”
    We are delighted to advise that Angela Maher, managing director of Acumen Financial Partnership, has....
  • Angela offers pension advice on BBC Merseyside
    Angela Maher, Managing Director of Acumen Financial appeared live on the popular phone in show on BB....
  • Do I still need a pension with property income?
    In discussions with Clients, the team at Acumen regularly get asked "My money's in my property, do I....
  • Is a pension the only way to save for retirement?
    Acumen is regularly asked for advice about the best way to plan for retirement and whether pensions ....
  • Changes to the UK State Pension system
    There has been a lot of newspaper inches devoted to the new state pension announced by the Coalition....
  • Increase in Pension Drawdown limits is announced
    I often read newspaper articles or see items from the likes of Robert Peston and experience a sinkin....
  • Good news for investors!
    News from the US that the Federal Reserve has linked interest rates to the unemployment rate is unpr....
  • New Child Benefit Rules
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