Author Archives: Matt Kiddle

We are Hiring! – Graduate Trainee Position

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  The successful candidate will be an exceptional graduate, committed to a career in the financial planning profession and the passing of professional exams which are a key element of this.  The role will concentrate on developing your technical expertise, working closely with an experienced Financial Planner, and over the next 5 – 10 years […]


Today is World Alzheimer’s Day!

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Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day to reflect on the global dementia challenge and also to focus on the steps we can all take to support people with dementia. There are nearly 50 million people with dementia worldwide and this number is set to treble by 2050. At BDB we recently became Dementia Friends […]


Summer Drinks and Gardening Tips at RHS Harlow Carr

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We enjoyed a wonderful evening last week at our first ever BDB summer drinks event at RHS Harlow Carr here in Harrogate. Despite some typically Yorkshire looking weather during the day beforehand, the sun shone on us for the only dry few hours of the day.  The gardens looked truly spectacular in the evening sunlight […]


Harnessing the Power of a Power of Attorney

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This last few weeks at BDB we have experienced a common theme with respect to one of the key issues our clients are tackling, and that is the sensitive and sometimes upsetting experience of dealing with their increasingly frail parents needs. Care costs and the issue of how we pay for the care for our increasing elderly […]


Placing a value on our value…

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At BDB, our mission is to use the power of life changing financial planning to help couples live truly succesful lives. We have very many examples of how successful we have been in making a huge difference, whether it is empowering a senior executive to step off the hamster wheel, or bringing forward the purchase of […]


Are you irrational when it comes to investment?

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Our clients will be familiar by now with us talking about the importance of managing behavioural risk.  It is one of a myriad of threats to the success of our clients financial plans and we are constantly thinking about how we can best help to manage it. Behavioural finance is very much in vogue at […]


US Election – What does it mean for my portfolio?

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As I write this, I watch Donald Trump addressing his supporters with a speech to celebrate what has for the most part seemed a very unlikely victory at the US general election. In a similar vein to our recent experiences in the UK with the Brexit vote, the public have once again confounded the predictions of […]


BDB in the Press – Yorkshire Post Profile

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A great profile of Tim, Andrew and BDB in the Yorkshire Post Business section today! A link to the online version of the article can be found here. We genuinely do have a different approach.  If you would like to talk to us about those interesting and important things you need your personal finances to […]


IFP Conference – Standing Tall Together

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Another successful conference last week at the fabulous Celtic Manor resort in Newport. This year was a little different, as it was the first since the Institute of Financial Planning merger with CISI (the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment). The whole purpose of the merger was to join forces to better promote proper financial […]


Autumn bares its teeth at the first BDB golf day

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Some very testing conditions for our friends and competitors at the inaugural BDB golf day yesterday. Blustery winds, squally showers and occasional sunshine all added to the challenge of the hills and fast greens at Moor Allerton. After a light lunch spent learning the intricacies of the stableford scoring system, Tim soon had everyone on […]