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US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August but chances of a September interest rate hike are “50/50”

US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August but chances of a September interest rate hike are “50/50”

Following the announcement of the latest US job numbers some believe the chances of its central bank raising interest rates in September are now “50/50”. On Friday the US Labor [...]

Which mortgage lenders have seen the strongest growth in recent times?

Which mortgage lenders have seen the strongest growth in recent times?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has published its list of the 20 largest providers in 2014. The trade body’s James Tatch takes us through the findings… As in previous years, [...]

Workers depending on company pension for retirement cash drives surge in workplace savings culture

Workers depending on company pension for retirement cash drives surge in workplace savings culture

Employer contributions are crucial to boosting pension savings for more than half, at 54%, of those enrolled in a defined contribution pension scheme in the UK, new research has revealed. [...]

Insurer Direct Line offering drivers guaranteed hire car cover as standard on its comprehensive policies

Insurer Direct Line offering drivers guaranteed hire car cover as standard on its comprehensive policies

Direct Line Car Insurance has introduced a Guaranteed Hire Car cover clause as standard within its comprehensive insurance policy, meaning all existing and new customers are entitled to a new [...]

Bad weather and driving in the dark are the main fears for new motorists

Bad weather and driving in the dark are the main fears for new motorists

Tricky weather conditions, driving at night and alone top the list of the main anxieties for new drivers according to research by car insurer, Admiral MultiCar. Admiral surveyed 2,000 motorists [...]

Parents paying an extra £41,000 to live near England’s top state schools – and some shell out a premium of £125,000

Parents paying an extra £41,000 to live near England’s top state schools – and some shell out a premium of £125,000

Parents face shelling out with more than £40,000 extra to secure a home close to the country’s top performing state secondary schools, according to new research by Lloyds Bank. In [...]

Almost a million Britons have no plan in place to repay their interest only mortgage

Almost a million Britons have no plan in place to repay their interest only mortgage

Nearly a million people are in danger of having their homes repossessed as a result of having no back-up plan to pay-off their interest-only mortgages, Citizens Advice has warned. New [...]

Do you need a dashcam? A quarter of motorists cannot prove innocence and face higher premiums

Do you need a dashcam? A quarter of motorists cannot prove innocence and face higher premiums

More than a quarter of drivers, at 27%, have been involved in an accident which was not their fault but they were still unable to prove their innocence, according to [...]

ATM numbers across the UK break through the 70,000 mark

The number of ATMs in the UK reached 70,180 in July, surpassing 70,000 for the first time according to new figures from LINK, the UK’s cash machine network. ATM figures [...]

Cash and carry group Booker gets the all-clear to acquire Musgrave Retail Partners but are its shares a ‘buy’?

As Booker updates the market Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what this mean for investors… Thursday sees a trading update from cash and carry group [...]

Top 10 tips for investors when markets take a dive

Frazer Wilson, senior consultant at Thomas Miller Investment, outlines his top 1o tips for investors when markets plunge… Having seen markets gradually improve over the last six years, we have [...]

‘Chinese authorities are losing the trust of global markets’

Rowan Dartington’s Guy Stephens looks at this week’s developments in China… This week sees the big players return from the beach and the first meetings of investment committees which have [...]

Ashtead is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre on strong results

As Ashtead reports its first quarter results, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors... Equipment rental group Ashtead posted some strong first [...]

Finsbury Food Group is share of the week

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he has picked Finsbury Food Group as share of the week… AIM market-listed Finsbury Food Group is our choice [...]

Pension savers warned of risks of transferring funds into cash

Retirees may be putting their financial wellbeing at risk by using the new pension freedoms to move their pensions into cash, an adviser has warned. While consumers may be comforted [...]

Buy, sell or hold? Amec Foster Wheeler investors still affected by low oil prices

As Amec Foster Wheeler reports its interim results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors. Low oil prices continue to negatively affect [...]

Global stock market crash is “timely” for long-term investors and the economy claims financial adviser

This week’s market crash is “timely” for long-term investors and the global economy, the chief executive of independent financial adviser deVere Group has claimed. Nigel Green’s comments come as global [...]

Paddy Power and Betfair merger could be a win for investors

As Paddy Power and Betfair announce potential merger plans, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it could mean for investors… News broke this morning of [...]

Is this the start of a bear market?

Emiel van den Heiligenberg, head of asset allocation at Legal & General Investment Management explains his team’s view that we are witnessing a correction in global markets rather than the [...]

WPP is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre on mixed results

As WPP reports its interim results, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Global advertising giant WPP, run by Sir Martin Sorrell, [...]

What the Chinese slowdown means for investors

Didier Saint-Georges, managing director and member of the Investment Committee at Carmignac, looks at the ongoing market turbulence in China and what it means for global investors… Interpreting the violence [...]

Expert investment comment: “Stay on course in the summer storm”

The usual summer doldrums have suddenly been whipped up into a ferocious storm as markets are spooked by every piece of negative macroeconomic news concerning China, Greece, global growth and [...]

Why shares in insurer Prudential are a ‘buy’

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is backing the FTSE 100 listed insurer… This week, international provider of insurance and investment products, Prudential is [...]

“China’s currency moves and market volatility”

Veteran investor and manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets investment trust Dr Mark Mobius examines the volatility engulfing China’s market… After a volatile month for China’s stock market in July, [...]

Implications of Greek crisis have been exaggerated, says fund manager

PassStuart Mitchell of S. W. Mitchell Capital and fund manager of the St. James’s Place Continental European, and joint manager of Greater European and Greater European Progressive funds argues that [...]

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