An estimated £1.3bn of loose change is sitting in coin jars across the country with the typical pot containing £40.80. The study from comparison site Gocompare found that 31.3m UK [...]
Confidence is growing in Taylor Wimpey as analysts at The Share Centre upgrade their recommendation on the house-builder’s shares to a ‘buy’. While its stock is off by 10% over [...]
Michael Krautzberger, Head of European Fixed Income at BlackRock, comments on German 10-year Bund yields crossing below 1% and provides some graphs for his analysis too. German short-dated yields have been low for several [...]
The UK’s Markit Household Finance Index rose fractionally to 42.2 in August, up from 42.0 in July but still well below the neutral 50.0 value says Markit, indicating pessimism. Negative [...]
Mining giant BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new (£8.4bn) metals and mining company specialising in aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel, and silver. BHP Billiton will [...]
Hargreaves Lansdown offers low cost income drawdown ‘retirement bridge’ to investors who have delayed annuity decision
Hargreaves Lansdown is offering a low cost drawdown plan which it terms a ‘retirement bridge’ with a minimum fee of £75+VAT. It says this will allow investors to draw their [...]
Aviva Investors is forecasting that the European ex-UK real estate market could return up to 8.2% a year over the 2014-2016 period and 7% per annum over the longer term [...]
Cormac Hollingsworth, research associate at thinktank the Social Market Foundation makes the case for why the financial watchdog should not have banned bank bonds known as Cocos from the the [...]
The Eurozone should bounce back from disappointing economic numbers says Schroders European economist Azad Zangana. In a note issued today, he writes: “Within the eurozone, Germany surprised most by posting growth [...]
Four million workers have now been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension according to the Pension Regulator. The regulator’s monthly declaration of compliance report shows that more than 21,000 employers [...]
Glencore remains attractive for investors willing to accept a medium level of risk says The Share Centre. The broker says Glencore’s mixed production report is similar to the first quarter [...]
Brewin Dolphin’s head of fund research Ben Gutteridge explains why investors should not sell their fixed income holdings in haste… The chorus of Western policy makers calling for tighter monetary [...]
Craig Botham, emerging market economist at Schroders, gives his view on the emerging market export recovery… The emerging market (EM) export recovery is seemingly always on the horizon, but never [...]
In response to the Bank of England Governor’s comment last week that “the economy has edged closer to the point at which the Bank Rate will gradually need to rise” [...]
Mindful Money looks at the expert views about interest rates in light of the Bank of England’s decision to maintain the base rate at 0.5%. Could there be a split [...]
The Share Centre has tipped three AIM shares to coincide with the anniversary of the shares being allowed to be held within an Isa. The three firms are Breedon Aggregates, [...]
Italy has slipped back into a recession for the third time since 2007 with the economy contracting by 0.2% in the second quarter following on from a 0.1% fall in [...]
The UK All Companies sector is the most consistent sector for top quartile performance over the last three years, according to the F&C FundWatch survey. The survey compiled by F&C’s [...]
On Sunday 31 August five fixed energy deals will expire, at which point consumers who have not shopped around and switched to a better deal will be automatically rolled onto [...]
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