A Great Day Out For The Winner Of #MyFelipeFlick

Basset & Gold held a competition to commemorate Felipe Anderson’s superb flick against Manchester United at the London Stadium. The winner, Mason Kinsella, recreated Anderson’s flick, was shown round West Ham’s Rush Green Training Ground and got to meet his hero - the scorer of the original goal

Beating Bullying with Kidscape and West Ham United

We recently teamed up with Kidscape and West Ham United to beat bullying and help children make the move from primary to secondary school. West Ham players, Jack Wilshere, Ryan Fredericks and Angelo Ogbonna, were joined by pupils from two neighbouring primary schools at the East London team’s Academy training ground Chadwell Heath, Romford

Paul Redmond

Basset & Gold Hold Their Inaugural Investors’ Evening

Earlier this month, we held our first ever Smart Investors’ Evening event. It was hosted at the Chairman’s Lounge, which is an intimate and welcoming room that offers spectacular panoramic views of West Ham United’s London Stadium.

Nicholas Walter

The Master Investor Show 2019

In our years of operating within the alternative finance space, we have repeatedly heard good things about the Master Investor Show. So this year, we decided to exhibit there and sponsor the event. It proved to be one of the best events we have ever attended

Paul Redmond

The Irons Help Children Pass On Plastic

The Basset & Gold Foundation recently arranged an afternoon at Grafton Primary School, where Sky Ocean Rescue, in association with the West Ham Foundation, delivered a session on its #PassOnPlastic initiative. The schoolchildren were given a once-in-a-lifetime experience when Andriy Yarmolenko and Pablo Zabaleta made a surprise appearance

Paul Redmond

What Does Inflation Mean For Your Savings?

Recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics showed that UK inflation increased to 1.9% in February from 1.8% the previous month. While most of us have a basic understanding of the effects of inflation on the cost of living, what does it mean for the value of your savings?

Paul Redmond

Five Types of Investments That Give Higher Expected Returns

With UK interest rates currently at 0.75%, investors are understandably trying to find better returns. However, conventional financial theory says that higher expected returns only come with increased risk. Here, we look at whether that is really true and present some investment opportunities for you to consider.

Paul Redmond & Benedict Yung, CFA

Basset & Gold’s Blanket Giveaway

On 4th February 2019, West Ham United faced Liverpool in the Premier League. It was an evening kick-off and with temperatures dropping below zero, fans had to wrap up warm to escape the winter chill.

Paul Redmond

What is the Future of Alternative Finance?

Despite a good deal of initial scepticism, alternative finance (alt finance) has very much established itself as part of the mainstream financial architecture. What started as a niche concept can no longer be ignored, as various alternatives to traditional finance and currency become ever more prominent. Alt finance today represents a pretty broad church of different technologies and competing products, encompassing everything from crowdfunding to Bitcoin, while also including a variety of new lending platforms.

Christopher Morris

What Impact will Brexit Have on Economic Conditions?

It has been pretty much impossible to avoid the ongoing Brexit saga over the last couple of years, but this most turbulent and contentious of issues may finally be drawing to a close. Or not, as the case may be! Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to negotiate exit conditions that will satisfy parliament, but what will the economic consequences of Brexit be for Britain?

Christopher Morris

Bank Rate Held by Monetary Policy Committee as Brexit Uncertainty Looms

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee met in the middle of December, and offered little Christmas cheer for savers. As was widely expected, the committee unanimously decided to freeze interest rates at the 0.75% Bank Rate that has now been in place for a few months.

Christopher Morris

A Helping Hand For Young People at Christmas: Basset & Gold Is Supporting Centrepoint

At Basset & Gold, we aspire to make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We currently sponsor secondary school PE and sports, as well as supporting various West Ham community and health-focused projects.

Nicholas Walter

Basset & Gold Go On Tour with a Day Out At The Retirement Money Show

On Tuesday 12th December, Basset & Gold exhibited at the very popular Retirement Money Show at the America Square Conference Centre in London.

Nicholas Walter

Dr Hilary Jones Discovers & Discusses The Basset & Gold Walking Football Tournament in Association With West Ham United

As a presenter and writer on medical issues, one of my main recommendations to patients over the age of 50 is to get plenty of exercise. To aid a longer life and better living, prescribing a specific amount of daily exercise to patients – particularly in later life – is important.

Dr Hilary Jones

‘A Day at the Theatre’ – A Community Partnership Changing Lives at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

On a cold and rather blustery November afternoon, Basset & Gold brightened up the day for 15 members of a local Stratford community group, Any Old Irons, with a wonderful day at the theatre.

Nicholas Walter

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