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08th Sep

Clayden Financial Informed Autumn Newsletter

Welcome to our Autumn issue. It certainly has been a summer of incredible weather with record high temperatures and virtually no rainfall.  Although many have welcomed the opportunity to spend time at the beach, others – particularly those with gardens – are keen to see some rain!

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31st May

Clayden Financial Informed Summer Newsletter

We hope that you had an enjoyable Easter – the weather certainly helped lift the spirits! 2021 was a positive year for investments, but so far 2022 has been a challenging time for investors and savers.  High inflation, supply issues, and the terrible war in Ukraine are creating volatility although the medium-term position for risk...

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15th Mar

Clayden Financial Informed Spring Newsletter

Spring is well on its way again and the longer days will be welcome!  The New Year will see staff changes and, last month, Shirley Le Grice’s retirement was celebrated with a Clayden’s trip to Norwich for a matinee performance of Cluedo and an evening meal. Informed Claydens Spring 22 Newsletter

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25th Nov

Clayden Financial Informed Winter Newsletter 2021

2021 has been a challenging year for both individuals and businesses and I hope that this newsletter finds you and your family doing well.  It’s been a very busy year for Clayden’s and all of us are looking forward to the Christmas break!     Informed Winter 2021

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14th Oct

Action Medical Research – remembering baby Elijah – a painting and a sea voyage

Jenny and James Halse brought their old oil on canvas painting by Irish Painter Edwin Hayes to The Repair Shop.  The painting reminded the couple of the Pembrokeshire seashore where they sought solace following the tragic loss of their son Elijah who died following his premature birth after just 37 days.  Aired on 13th October,...

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16th Sep

Clayden Financial Informed Autumn Newsletter 2021

I hope that this newsletter finds you and those dear to you well.  Whilst the future is looking more optimistic than it has for some time, the new Covid variants are a cause for concern.  At Clayden’s, we are pleased to be welcoming clients into the office once more and all of us are enjoying...

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09th Sep

Under 14s boys’ rugby team sponsorship

Clayden’s is a proud sponsor of the Stowmarket under 14’s boys’ rugby team.  Lewis Offord’s partner Meg’s son Bonham plays as one of the forwards on the team, the Open side Flanker.  The firm’s sponsorship has enabled them to acquire a new set of training shirts and game shirts, and post-match ties.

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10th Jun

Clayden Financial Informed Summer Newsletter 2021

Spring 2021 was one of our busiest tax year ends ever, with many clients making last minute pension and ISA investments.  Our staff had many deadlines to cope with.  I know they were all relieved when the end of tax year deadline passed and Easter came along! Some staff and consultants continue to work from...

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04th Mar

Clayden Financial Informed Spring Newsletter 2021

Many of you know that three of my family and I contracted the virus in early January and thankfully we have all made a complete recovery. I would like to thank those of you who sent cards and good wishes which we very much appreciated. Turning now to business, the recent introduction of Nick Wilson...

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15th Dec

Clayden Financial Informed Winter newsletter 2020

On taking a look at last year’s welcome letter, I was amused to see my comment that 2019 had been a politically and financially interesting year.  Little did I know that 2020 would be even more so! Unfortunately, it has also been an extremely worrying and challenging time for many people due to COVID-19.  ...

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10th Oct

Clayden Financial Informed Autumn newsletter 2020

Clayden Financial Autumn 2020 newsletter. Financial service industry news and useful information plus Clayden Financial company news.

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23rd Jul

Clayden Financial Informed Summer Newsletter 2020

Since our last newsletter, we have experienced the most dramatic restrictions ever on our normal lifestyles, and the overwhelming need for everyone to deal with this terrible virus threat has affected all aspects of our lives.  I do hope that you and your families are well and coping with the various restrictions.  At Clayden Financial,...

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26th Mar

Clayden Financial Informed Spring Newsletter 2020

During the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) outbreak and lock-down, Clayden Financial's advisers and staff will be working from home; continuing to provide the high level of service our clients have come to expect.  However, whilst we are continuing to deal with any requests or queries as they arise, responses may take slightly longer than usual, not least because our communication with the companies that we deal with may be hindered.  They too, will be working remotely and may be experiencing staffing issues.  So please bear with us and stay safe.

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09th Jan

Action Medical Research for Children – Paddington’s favourite UK charity

Action Medical Research for Children is the leading UK charity funding vital research to help defeat the diseases that devastate the lives of sick and disabled babies, children and young people. In lieu of sending out Christmas cards Clayden Financial made a donation to this worthwhile charity.      

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05th Dec

Clayden Financial Informed Winter newsletter 2019

It’s certainly been an interesting year both politically and financially.  Claydens continues to be busy, and I am very pleased to announce two new staff members who have joined the firm to share the increased workload.

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31st Oct

Suffolk Samaritans newly modernised centre

BBC’s Bill Turnbull recently opened the newly modernised Suffolk Samaritans centre. The St Helen’s Street building was bought by the Samaritans in 1994 following a huge fundraising campaign. In the busy 25 years that followed the building became very “tired” and a major refurbishment was required. 

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19th Sep

Clayden Financial Informed Autumn newsletter 2019

We hope you have enjoyed the rather unusual summer weather with its beautiful sunny days but rather dramatic thunderstorms!

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11th Jul

Clayden Financial receives new accreditation from the Personal Finance Society

We are delighted to announce that Clayden Financial Director Martin Cornell has been accredited by the Personal Finance Society with the Pension Transfer Gold Standard. Financial advice firms who adopt and promote this standard adhere to a set of principles.

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20th Jun

Clayden Financial Informed Summer Newsletter 2019

The swallows are back at Constable Court, so it must be summer!

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14th Mar

Clayden Financial Informed Spring Newsletter

This Spring, Clayden Financial will celebrate an important anniversary – the firm’s 25th year of trading! Informed_Spring 2019_spreads

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06th Dec

Clayden Financial Informed Winter Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is nearly upon us!  We’ve had a very busy year and the new financial services regulations have meant more work for our administrators. Informed_Winter 2018_singles

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26th Oct

Slip into Slippers with Suffolk Age UK update

We really enjoyed the couple of days spent wearing slippers and eating cake in the office – and so did our visitors!  It was made even better by knowing that we were doing it for a very worthy cause – raising £95 for Suffolk Age UK.

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18th Oct

Suffolk Age UK and Slip into Slippers!

Clayden Financial is holding a Slip into Slippers event today (Thursday 18.10.) and tomorrow, to raise vital funds for Suffolk Age UK. So, if you are in the vicinity of Ipswich, why not pop in to our Belstead offices and indulge in some delicious cake and savouries? The postcode is IP8 3LY. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/suffolk/about-us/latest-news/articles/2018/slip-into-slippers-2018/  

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21st Sep

Clayden Financial Informed Autumn Newsletter

What an amazing summer we have all enjoyed – almost too much of a good thing! In Belstead, the fields around us were positively scorched.   claydens FINAL

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27th Jul

Clayden Financial becomes Suffolk Age UK Platinum Friend

Clayden Financial has become a Platinum Friend of Suffolk Age UK.  This fantastic charity has been supporting older people in our region for 70 years! We have participated in Suffolk Age UK fundraising events for some time, but now our involvement with, and support of the charity, will increase.

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19th Jul

Informed Summer Newsletter

It has been a busy time with the General Data Protection Regulation which came into force at the end of May. Final claydens

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30th Nov

Informed Winter 2017 Newsletter

The festive season is nearly upon us once again.  2017 has been a good year for investors in spite of the Brexit negotiations, and clients that have taken risk have been rewarded during 2017. INFORMED_WINTER 2017

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06th Oct

Sign up to HM Land Registry’s free Property Alert service to help protect your property from fraud

Those of you with leased or empty properties may not be aware that there is a service designed by the Land Registry – HM Land Registry’s Property Alert – which arranges for you to be emailed should something arise relating to your property. Do visit the link below to the relevant page on the www.gov.uk...

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15th Sep

Clayden Financial Autumn 2017 Newsletter

We have had a very busy summer as activity in the pensions market continues to grow following the introduction of flexible retirement options. Clients have appreciated our specialisation in this area. CLAYDENS_SINGLES

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13th Jul

Shine Wheelchair Wonders Race has finished and Clayden Financial didn’t win!

One of Clayden Financial’s virtual balloons came 1153rd out of 2640! The charity balloon race, which began on 3rd July, finished on 10th July. The money raised from the race will support those that use wheelchairs, some from as early as the age of three.  Wheelchairs need to be fit for purpose and need to...

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06th Jul

Summer 2017 Newsletter

We are having such a wonderful summer.  I hope you are all able to enjoy it, perhaps by building sandcastles and eating an ice cream on the beach! CLAYDENS

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30th Jun

Clayden Financial is sponsoring three balloons in the Shine Wheelchair Wonders Race

Clayden Financial has sponsored three virtual balloons in this race which is due to start on July 3rd from Dusseldorf (the starting point of this year’s Tour de France, which starts on 1st July). There will be no end location for the balloon race, the balloons can head for anywhere in the world with the...

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06th Apr

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Our front cover is so appropriate, as for the first time since we have been here in Belstead we have a lovely view not of fields with arable crops, but of sheep! claydens_singles

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07th Mar

Money Matters Multiple Helpdesk Surgery, Framlingham Technology Centre, a.m. 23 March

Clayden Financial IFA Karen Last is participating in this Money Matters Multiple Helpdesk Surgery from 9 until 12.30 pm on 23 March. Company help desks – in addition to Clayden Financial’s – are as follows: Hugh J Boswell – Chartered Insurance Brokers MENTA – Business support Suffolk County Council – External Funding Team, Heritage Coast...

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15th Feb

Update on Shine’s Balloon Race for Carers which began on February 6th and has now finished!

Clayden Financial sponsored three virtual balloons in this race which left from Switzerland on February 6th 2017.  There was no end location for the race, the balloons can head for anywhere in the world with the virtual wind moving them along! The Shine Balloon Race winners are those whose balloon has travelled furthest in seven...

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06th Jan


  Answers to the quiz in the Winter issue of Informed

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21st Dec

The Rough Guide to Business Protection

Legal and General has produced a useful Rough Guide to Business Protection that you may find interesting.  Click the link. rough-guide-to-business-protection-1116    

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08th Dec

Second secret postcard event on 18 May 2017 in aid of Action Medical Research

Clayden Financial is proud to be co-sponsoring this event for the second occasion.  The similar event last year raised over £10,700 for Action Medical Research, the marvellous charity working tirelessly to save and change children’s lives for the better.  Do visit their website – www.action.org.uk. Last year 200 postcards were on display by both amateur...

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30th Nov

Winter 2016 Newsletter

It’s been an interesting and volatile year both politically and financially following Brexit and the presidential election. claydens_singles  

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06th Oct

Age UK Slip into Slippers! Friday 21st October

Join Leigh Clayden and the rest of Clayden Financial’s staff in wearing your comfy slippers for the day on Friday 21st October!  Donate £1 for the privilege and maybe bake and charge for delicious cakes to raise valuable funds for Suffolk Age UK. If you would like to take part or would like further details,...

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08th Sep

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

It’s been a busy summer and we eventually had some lovely sunny weather.  We hope you like the front cover showing all of us at Clayden Financial with the new banner for use at events. clayden_singles  

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07th Jul

Brexit Update

Brexit Update – as your financial advisers we have spent the past three working days being bombarded by more and more analysis from ‘experts’ who clearly weren’t telling anyone what they knew (we doubt they knew more than anyone else actually). Having sifted through a considerable amount of this data we have completed an initial...

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07th Jun

Informed Clayden Financial Summer 2016 Newsletter

The spring has been a very busy time, with the end of the tax year and clients continuing to review their pension arrangements. Our business continues to thrive…. CLAYDEN_SINGLES  

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13th May

Golfers raise over £6,200 for local older people’s charity Suffolk Age UK

Clayden Financial’s Leigh Clayden and Martin Cornell participated in this event which saw 23 teams of local golfers, of all ages and abilities, take to the course at Ufford Park recently in support of local independent charity, Suffolk Age UK.  A regular event in the charity’s fundraising calendar, this year saw a full line-up, with...

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23rd Mar

Informed Clayden Financial Spring 2016 Newsletter

The last quarter has been very busy for Clayden Financial with the pension changes and the end of the tax year, but we are all looking forward to the weather getting warmer and those lighter evenings! CLAYDENS_SINGLES

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