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Rival of the UK’s top comparison sites claims the big players are hiding the best deals from consumers

Rival of the UK’s top comparison sites claims the big players are hiding the best deals from consumers

The Big Deal, a website designed to help households save money on energy costs has accused the UK’s biggest price comparison websites including uSwitch and MoneySuperMarket of hiding the best [...]

Almost 14m hit with unauthorised overdraft bank charges in the past three months

Almost 14m hit with unauthorised overdraft bank charges in the past three months

The equivalent of 13.7m Britons with a current or basic bank account have been charged for entering an unauthorised overdraft in the past three months. Authorised overdrafts are designed as [...]

Is India presently enjoying a “Goldilocks moment”

Is India presently enjoying a “Goldilocks moment”

A stable government, a can-do prime minister and a recovering economy may prove to be the best recipe yet for Indian stocks, according to Avinash Vazirani, manager of the Jupiter [...]

Taxman sees 70% rise in fraudulent ‘phishing’ emails

Taxman sees 70% rise in fraudulent ‘phishing’ emails

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails, after almost 75,000 fake emails were reported to the taxman over the past [...]

Mortgage lending up 10% on an annual basis in September but market is “sitting on a plateau”

Mortgage lending up 10% on an annual basis in September but market is “sitting on a plateau”

While gross mortgage lending was up 10.2% year-on-year in September it dipped 1% on August’s total to an estimated £17.8m. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), which compiled the statistics, [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Tesco, GlaxoSmithKline & Unilever

Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Tesco, GlaxoSmithKline & Unilever

Investors will be eagerly looking for some clarification on the troubles engulfing supermarket giant Tesco when it reports its first half results on Thursday. Shares in the embattled firm have [...]

Weak corporate earnings and the strength of sterling drags UK dividend growth to a standstill

Weak corporate earnings and the strength of sterling drags UK dividend growth to a standstill

UK dividend growth practically ground to a halt in the three months to the end of September as the strong pound, weak corporate earnings and a sluggish global economy took [...]

Retirees raiding pensions next year risk huge tax bills

Retirees raiding pensions next year risk huge tax bills

Retirees excited about the prospect of getting their hands on their pension cash next year under the new rules could find themselves lumbered with a large tax bill. From April [...]

Are bank stocks the new utilities?

The aftermath of the financial crisis has witnessed Britain’s banks evolve to become more like utilities, characterised by low growth and more consistent returns on capital, claims wealth manager Brewin [...]

Is gold starting to shine once again?

Martin Arnold, director of global FX & commodity strategist at ETF Securities comments on the upcoming Swiss Referendum explains how it could impact the gold price… Gold is recovering alongside [...]

Address inconsistencies cause chaos for borrowers

Addresses that are not listed on online forms are wreaking havoc for thousands of consumers who want to borrow money, but do not have an accurate credit report. A new [...]

Is small cap M&A about to take off asks AXA IM

Henry Lowson, manager of the AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies fund, outlines why he believes the stage is set for small caps to flourish below. M&A trickling down the market [...]

Burberry still a buy underpinned by Asian middle class says the Share Centre

The Share Centre says it backs Burberry as a buy despite some economic headwinds facing Europe. Investment research analyst Helal Miah says: “Burberry reported first half numbers which were in-line [...]

Yet another emerging market sell-off due to faltering US growth despite strong EM fundamentals

Jan Dehn, Head of Research at Ashmore discusses Emerging Markets asset prices and currencies, which have been buffeted by the shifting sentiments about the US, Europe and Japan, although, he [...]

Inmarsat tipped by the Share Centre

The Share Centre has picked Inmarsat as its share of the week. Investment research manager Sheridan Admans says that the global provider of mobile satellite communications services showed in its [...]

Fed begins to worry about the rest of the world

Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, comments on the September Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes released on Wednesday… The minutes of the September Federal Open Market Committee meeting took a [...]

The Share Centre suggests five UK stocks that should do well this winter

A leading stock broker has compiled a list of what it is calling its winter stock picks. Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, has compiled a list [...]

Pensioners are the UK’s savviest and ‘switchiest’ savers

New research commissioned by Gocompare.com Savings has found that when it comes to looking after their nest eggs, the UK’s over 65s are leading the pack. Researchers asked over 2,000 [...]

European Central Bank latest: Draghi disappoints

In its latest policy meeting the European Central Bank, as expected, kept interest rates unchanged but it announced operational details about its bonds purchase programmes. Azad Zangana, European economist at [...]

US bank stress tests to “lose importance” to investors…

Simon Laing, head of US equities at Invesco Perpetual, looks at how much benefit banks will get from rate rises and how much capital can be returned to shareholders… It’s [...]

DVLA website crashes as motorists try and renew car tax

Thousands of motorists were unable to renew their car tax earlier today as the DVLA website crashed under the new system which has scrapped paper discs. The BBC reported that [...]

Free iPad with your mortgage? Borrowers warned to look past gimmicks when choosing a home loan

Lloyds Bank is attempting to win new customers by offering a free iPad Mini to first-time buyers and home movers who take one of its mortgages. The bank is offering [...]

Parents look to royalty when it comes to kitting out their newborns

While mums and dads always want the best for their children, new figures released today show how far such aspirations reach with almost half of saying they have been influenced [...]

Three stock picks from F&C European Small Cap manager Sam Cosh

Sam Cosh, manager of the F&C European Small Cap Fund highlights three stocks he is currently finding attractive Profiting from pints The recent Scottish referendum has highlighted the strong patriotism [...]

Following the success of Alibaba’s listing‏, what’s next for IPOs?

Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity Personal Investing, looks at the possibility of a surge in IPOs following the success of Alibaba’s listing… Bankers who sat on their hands during [...]

First time switchers could cut energy bills by a quarter

Britons could cut bills by a quarter by switching for the first time with households losing out by £323 a year by remaining with traditional energy supplier according to calculations [...]

Brokers tip plastic packaging supplier RPC as a ‘buy’

It may not be the most recognisable name on the stockmarket but brokers are tipping plastic packaging supplier RPC as a company to watch. The FTSE 250 listed firm, which [...]

UK retail sales edge up in August – helped by a dash for vacuum cleaners

UK retail sales volumes firmed by a solid if uninspired 0.4% month-on-month in August having been flat in July and edged up 0.1% in June official figures show. While last [...]

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