We were one of the first firms of Independent Financial Advisers in the UK to achieve the accreditation "Chartered Financial Planners", a status which we are justifiably very proud of. We have some of the most highly qualified individuals in the country working for us to provide the most appropriate advice that meet clients' individual needs.
As an independent Financial Adviser we provide you with an unbiased, whole of market guidance and market insight in order for you to make the best and most informed financial decisions to suit your individual circumstances.
Since 1971 Lowes has provided Independent Financial Advice to tens of thousands of people throughout the United Kingdom, this advice extends to myriad of different services and investments and whilst we are renowned for our expertise in the field of structured products, this is just one area.
Yesterday saw the chancellor announce yet another package to provide support to the UK economy as we all continue to deal with the impact COVID-19 is having on our lives, some unfortunately more than others.
I am pleased to advise that we are close to fully operational, albeit with personnel and Consultants working remotely, over secure connections back to the office servers.
Cashflow is the life blood of any business and not only businesses but also households. Given the recent turmoil we have seen induced by the coronavirus it would also appear that this has also sunk in across many other organisations this week.
In any other week, the FTSE 100 falling through a level not seen since the immediate aftermath of the Brexit Referendum would have dominated the news.
On 9th March 2020, we witnessed a 24.1% fall in the price of oil in a single day, pushing the price of a Brent barrel close to the $30 mark, whilst also pushing global equity markets further downward. The price at the time of writing of $34.36 marks a 47.94% fall since the beginning of the year, when it stood at $66 . In the meantime, the FTSE 100 Index has fallen by 20.9% since the beginning of the year, with a staggering 7.69% fall on the 9th of March .
There is an old adage in investment markets that when the US sneezes the world catches a cold. Perhaps we now also need to include China...