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Is it Time to Update Your Jewellery Insurance Valuation?

We have chosen four items of jewellery from four of the top manufacturing brands – items that have been in production virtually unchanged for nearly 20 years – unchanged that is except for the price!! The price of gold in 2003 was about $450 per ounce and it’s about $1510 per ounce today having peaked [...]

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Why is it so important to regularly obtain jewellery valuations for insurance purposes?

As we approach Christmas unfortunately burglaries increase, but people also buy special presents – sometimes forgetting to notify their insurance broker, which leads us on to obtaining up to date valuations for your jewellery collection. Owning luxury watches and jewellery is a matter of great pride for sure. Watches and jewellery are both highly collectable, [...]

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How to stay cool during the heatwave

Today (25 July 2019) is expected to be the UK’s hottest day on record, with temperatures of up to 39C (102.2F) forecast in southern England. Thousands of commuters are being affected by disruption in areas where trains are running a slower speed on tracks at risk of buckling, with some rail firms advising passengers not [...]


Gumball 3000 20th Anniversary Rally from London to Tokyo

Insuring the Gumball 3000 Rally As the official insurance partner for the annual Gumball 3000 rally, PK Partnership have just returned from Japan celebrating their 20th event. This year’s rally started in London’s Covent Garden with thousands of spectators turning out to see the cars leave and spot some faces attending the rally such as [...]

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Scams and Cold Calling: Pensions

Be wary of cold-callers who offer a ‘free’ pension review — it could cost you more than you think. There has been an increase in the number of cold calls since pension freedoms were introduced in 2015, including from fraudsters trying to persuade people to move their pension into unregulated investments. The government has proposed [...]

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Stuck in Frozen Tax Thresholds?

The value of key tax thresholds is being eroded, as elements of the income tax system lag behind inflation. The erosion in the values of tax thresholds is known as ‘fiscal drag’, and is a highly-effective form of stealth tax used by Chancellors from successive governments. Fiscal drag is the result of not adjusting tax [...]


Congratulations to Fabio Carta who has successfully gained his Certificate in Insurance

We are delighted that our newest recruit, Broker Support Handler Fabio Carta has passed his Certificate in Insurance professional examinations and is now progressing towards a Diploma in Insurance. The certificate in insurance is a core qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the industry which develops core knowledge providing a grounding of [...]

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A new era for VCTs and EIS

There has been a major overhaul of venture capital trusts (VCTs) and enterprise investment schemes (EISs). The changes come as a response to a government consultation paper last summer which looked at patient capital”. This was defined by the Treasury as “long-term investment in innovative firms led by ambitious entrepreneurs who want to build large-scale [...]

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Which ISA is right for you?

You can invest up to £20,000 in the 2018/19 tax year under your main ISA allowance, using a mixof different types. Each has its own terms and conditions including limits, investment vehicles and access rules. Regular ISAs The original ISA is a tax wrapper, through which you can invest in cash, funds, individual stocks and [...]

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The pros and cons of joint finances

Many couples in long-term relationships maintain independent finances, but typically also operate one or more joint accounts to cover day-to-day bills or for savings. There are a number of benefits and risks to managing money together. On the simplest level, a joint account can help couples keep track of their finances and ensure costs are [...]



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