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National Insurance Contributions

DEC 07, 2016

If you are concerned that you may not have sufficient NI contributions to receive the full stste pension you can check this out by going online to-:

gov.uk/check-national-insurance-record ...

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Autumn Statement 2016

NOV 24, 2016

Income tax

The personal allowance will increase to 11,500 from 6 April 2017 and the point at which the higher rate of income tax will apply will increase to 45,000 from 6 April ...

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Pension Fraud (Be Aware)

OCT 25, 2016

The amount of pension fraud since the freedoms were introduced could be 25 per cent higher than first thought, analysis of City of London Police statistics suggests.

City of London Police ...

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Ethical Investment Association

OCT 05, 2016

Duncan Philp is now only one of five firms advising and offering Ethical Investment choices in Scotland. You can check this out by visiting-:

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Old Mutual Financial Strength 23-08-2016

AUG 23, 2016

Confirmation for our many clients invested with Old Mutual. The platform is going from strength to strength and cements our confidence in the Platform.

With the referendum result still ...

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Bank Switch Scams

APR 22, 2016

More than 5,000 people were conned into sending planned payments to fraudsters' bank accounts last year.

Victims were fooled by emails asking them to divert payments into criminals' ...

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New State Pension

APR 06, 2016

The new state pension will come into effect today 6th April 2016. There a three ways of getting your forecast.

1- On-line, just google state pension forecast and it will take you to the ...

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Happy Christmas - Friday 5th February 2016

FEB 01, 2016

No, your eyes are not deceiving you! Due to the unfortunate closure of the Forth Road Bridge in December, the Macbeth Currie Staff Christmas Party was sadly cancelled! We have re-arranged this for ...

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The current Market Volatility january 2016

JAN 20, 2016

The current volatility in global markets has precisely the same cause as had the major bout of volatility in August 2015.

The Chinese RMB is pegged to the US dollar and US monetary policy ...

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Pension Scams 2016

JAN 13, 2016

PENSION SCAMS

The threat posed by pension scammers has grown exponentially since government reforms became effective last April. Here are three words your clients ...

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Festive hours

DEC 21, 2015

Macbeth Currie festive hours:

Both our Bonnyrigg and Edinburgh Offices will be closed from 5 pm on 23rd December until 9 am on 5th January. If you would like to view Edinburgh and the ...

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IHT Reform for Property

NOV 20, 2015

The reform of inheritance tax (IHT) will allow homes of up to 1 million to be passed on tax free but only if you follow these rules.

The summer Budget brought good news for those whose ...

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Talk Talk Scams

NOV 04, 2015

As you may be aware Talk Talk has compromised their clients details with a computer Hacker.
Now criminal gangs are calling up customers to inform them they need to change their computer ...

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Royal London Profit Share

OCT 07, 2015

Royal London are a mutual, and owned by their customers. And they now believe all customers should share in their success.

So from 1 January 2016, Royal London aim to boost their clients ...

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Pension Scams in the New World

JUN 16, 2015

Clients should look out for the following scam indicators

Unsolicited approaches by phone or text message, or even door-to-door;

Sales advisers advocating ...

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Investment Scams

APR 29, 2015

Earlier this morning 29/04/2015, a nationwide fraud operation with 120 police officers across the UK arrested the men on suspicion of defraud and money laundering.

The gang behind the ...

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Pensions Freedom

MAR 23, 2015

With only a few weeks to go before the new pension freedoms allow people to access their pension funds as and when they like, there are concerns that the consequences of making (or not making) the ...

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End of Year Tax Tips 2014-15 Courier February 2015

JAN 27, 2015

Tax Efficient Planning for Tax Year 2014-15

The new tax year has now begun and it would be wise to look at you own financial situation to ensure you are making use ...

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The new Scottish Property Rates

JAN 22, 2015

Yesterday (21st January 2015) saw an announcement by Deputy First Minister John Swinney who made changes to his original Land and Buildings Transaction Tax plans announced last October.

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Selling your home before LBTT on 1st April 2015

JAN 16, 2015

Are you looking to buy a new home valued over 325,000? If yes, now is the time to make your move!

From 1st April 2015, Stamp Duty will be replaced by LBTT (Land and Buildings Transaction ...

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Stamp Duty - changes from 1st April 2015

OCT 13, 2014

From 1st April 2015, property sales in Scotland will be liable to a newly announced Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT). The new rules confirm that transactions below 135,000 will not incur ...

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Pension Transfer Scams Update

SEP 25, 2014

Are you considering transferring money from your pension fund into a new scheme?

Is the new scheme a self-invested personal pension (SIPP) or a small self-administered ...

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Evening and weekend pre-sale valuations in Kinross and Dunfermline

AUG 25, 2014

Our Kinross and Dunfermline Offices offer evening valuations on a Thursday and also Saturday morning appointments so if you would like a free pre-sale valuation on your property please get in touch ...

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FREE INITIAL MORTGAGE ADVICE

AUG 21, 2014

As part of our service we also offer free initial mortgage advice. As you are no doubt aware the mortgage maze can be a difficult one to navigate and seeking unbiased mortgage advice is often the ...

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