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What could happen to interest rates in 2019?
Sarah Coles look ahead to see how savers can boost their returns whatever the politicians and Bank of England decide.
10 April 2019 | 4 min read
The UK economy - defying the odds?
Despite doom-and-gloom predictions, the UK economy seems to be in good health.
9 April 2019 | 3 min read
Brexit’s delayed but your financial decisions shouldn’t be
Despite the political struggles lots of UK companies have been announcing strong results
14 March 2019 | 3 min read
Deal defeat - what comes next for the UK
With the Brexit deal pushed off the table we look at what’s next, and what it means for your savings and investments.
12 March 2019 | 2 min read
Chance of no deal reduced as May calls further votes
Ben Brettell looks at what yesterday’s announcement means for investors
27 February 2019 | 3 min read
Brexit - the politics, economy and stock market
HL experts explain what’s happened and what could be next
21 February 2019 | 4 min read
Guest comment – to find a Brexit consensus three must become two
No deal, May’s deal, or no Brexit - when one option is taken away, we’ll see progress again. These views are the author’s own and not personal advice.
24 January 2019 | 4 min read
Market reaction muted as May's deal fails in Parliament
Theresa May failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament today. We look at this could mean for your savings and investments.
15 January 2019 | 2 min read
Brexit and the pound - protect your overseas payments
How political events have affected sterling.
11 January 2019 | 2 min read
What are the chances of Theresa May's deal passing the vote? Using betting markets to predict political outcomes
Ben Brettell looks at what the odds suggest might happen next in the Brexit saga.
11 January 2019 | 2 min read
Brexit – the questions everyone is asking
Chartered Financial Adviser, Sian Thomas, answers some of the most common questions she hears about Brexit and investing.
2 January 2019 | 2 min read
Guest comment - why Theresa May is running down the Brexit clock
As part of our Brexit coverage we’ll be asking expert commentators from a range of backgrounds and viewpoints to share their thoughts. Please remember that these views are the author’s and not personal advice.
14 December 2018 | 5 min read
Markets calm as May’s leadership challenged
We look at the latest developments in Westminster and how they’ve affected financial markets.
12 December 2018 | 2 min read
May delays Brexit vote – what now?
We consider what could happen next, and what it means for investors
11 December 2018 | 3 min read
Guest comment – Brexit politics: where's the power?
Former investment strategist and political adviser Philip Collins describes the politics behind Brexit progress.
6 December 2018 | 4 min read
Guest comment - Brexit: demystifying the next steps
Political commentator George Trefgarne takes a closer look at some of the ‘what if’ scenarios.
28 November 2018 | 5 min read
Guest comment - Brexit predictions: a mug's game?
Former MP and EU expert James Wharton explores some potential Brexit scenarios.
27 November 2018 | 4 min read
How these key Brexit dates could affect sterling
Our experts breakdown the key events and issues facing Sterling in the run up to Brexit.
27 November 2018 | 6 min read
Mark Dampier - Brexit and the UK stock market
We'll see volatility, but our view on UK companies hasn’t changed.
26 November 2018 | 3 min read
Brexit Drama: what it means for your money
We take a look at what Brexit means for your finances, and what you can do to minimise any impact.
23 November 2018 | 5 min read
What's next with Brexit?
What the latest Brexit development means for savers and investors.
15 November 2018 | 2 min read