All posts by Andrew Flowers

Andrew is the managing partner of Vizion Wealth and has been involved in the offshore and onshore financial services industry for over 18 years. Andrew was the driving force behind Vizion Wealth after years of experience in a number of advisory roles within high profile wealth management, private banking and independent financial advisory firms in the UK.

Taking Your Pension

Under the new flexible pension freedoms rules, you can now mix and match various options, using different parts of one pension pot or using separate or combined pots...

/ 16th July 2018

Market Review June 2018: The Rise & Rise of Populism

Populism was once again at the forefront of the political landscape in June with Italy and Germany taking centre stage. This, coupled with Donald Trump’s insatiable desire for the limelight, made June a fairly volatile and unpredictable month in the equity markets...

/ 27th June 2018

Is inflation back? Don’t panic.

Is inflation back? After two years when consumer prices in the UK barely rose, the annual rate of inflation has risen above the Bank of England’s (BoE) target of 2% in 2017. The combination of high inflation and limited wage growth – as well as uncertainty about the terms on which Britain will leave the European union in 2019...

/ 26th June 2018

Tax Matters!

It’s important to consider the tax implications of making financial decisions. The 2018/19 tax year is now upon us and a raft of new changes have come into force. The good news is that there is little change in the overall tax burden for basic-rate taxpayers...

/ 18th June 2018

On Our Bikes For Charity

Lending our time, support and money to a variety of charitable causes means a great deal to all of us at Vizion Wealth LLP and this month, myself, along with my wife Sue and 25 other riders, will return to the saddle to ride over 320 miles in 3 days to raise funds for Milton Keynes Rugby Club...

/ 4th May 2018

Financial Resilience

Over three million working couples are classed as ‘double income, no option’ (dinos), which means they are potentially financially vulnerable if one of the two loses their earnings...

/ 30th April 2018

How to Make the Most of your Retirement

Even if retirement isn’t far away, there are steps you could take to increase your eventual retirement income. This applies both to your state pension entitlement as well as to any personal or workplace pension pots...

/ 12th April 2018

Financial Freedom

Our life is an endless series of daily choices, and how we manage those choices determines the outcome of our life. We all want financial freedom, but how will we achieve it? Financial goal-setting is the key to building wealth...

/ 26th March 2018

Tips to Minimise the Tax You Pay

As we near the 2017/18 tax year end on 5 April, if appropriate to your particular situation, we’ve provided some tax planning tips to help you maximise the use of your various tax allowances and minimise the tax you pay...

/ 14th March 2018

Your Wealth, Your Legacy

If you have significant assets, you may be wondering whether inheritance tax (IHT) affects you. Worryingly, some families appear to be shying away from difficult conversations, as almost half (47%) of UK adults say they have never discussed inheritance matters...

/ 19th February 2018

Making Solid Financial Resolutions

The new year is the perfect time to overhaul your life for the better, and one excellent place to start is by making solid financial resolutions that can help get you closer to your money goals, whether it’s increasing your retirement savings or setting enough money aside for a down payment on a house...

/ 6th February 2018

Savings Black Hole?

Millions of Britons could see their savings shrink, as they don’t know how to shield them from the threat of rising inflation. Currently, UK savers are hoarding over £60 billion in cash for long-term savings and investments, which stands to be eroded by £1.5 billion this year, as a result of higher inflation...

/ 9th January 2018

Turbocharge Your Pension

If you’re still working, what kind of life would you like to lead when you’ve said goodbye to the 9-to-5? Saving for your retirement is essential if you want the financial freedom to enjoy your later years. After all, you’ll still want to do all the things you love now – and probably a few others too...

/ 20th December 2017

Market Sentiment: Reaching your long-term investment goals

It is impossible for investors to predict the future. Short-term losses can be unsettling, but holding steady through the ups and downs is the best way to reach your long-term investment goals. A key to successful investing is to remain focused on your long-term objectives and not let short-term trends distract you...

/ 28th November 2017

Guide to Protection: Protecting, preserving and ultimately, distributing your wealth.

No matter what the current economic environment, adhering to a few sound and well-practiced strategies will help you to prepare for the future. While your individual situation will always have its unique qualities, our guide provides suggestions to consider as you review your family’s long-term protection plans...

/ 21st November 2017

Retirement Planning: Tax Matters!

Every client’s story is different. Each one is unique. We invest significant time to understand your very personal circumstances. We do this for all our clients, and setting your retirement income target is an essential part of this process...

/ 23rd October 2017

Celebrity Just Dance MK

That's right, you've heard us correctly. Vision Wealth are very proud of our Managing Partner Andrew Flowers for taking part in the upcoming 'Celebrity Just Dance MK' event, raising money for the MK Dons Sport and Education Trust through an evening of fundraising, entertainment and of course, dancing...

/ 18th October 2017

Long-Forgotten Pension Plans

If you’ve worked for two or three different employers, it’s possible you could have a workplace pension from each of them. You might also have set up a personal pension, so they can add up quickly. So how do you manage them properly? It’s time to consolidate…

/ 27th September 2017

Inheritance Tax Planning: the Basics

There are many things to consider when looking to protect your family and your home. Protecting your estate is ultimately about securing more of your wealth for your loved ones and planning for what will happen after your death to make the lives of your loved ones much easier.

/ 18th September 2017

Securing Your Financial Future

If you really want to give your money the potential to grow and you don’t need immediate access to it, think about investing it rather than just saving. You might want to invest for major life events like retirement or paying your child’s or grandchild’s university fees.

/ 31st August 2017