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Three quarters of Britons are planning to cut back and save this year

Three quarters of Britons are planning to cut back and save this year

Three quarters of UK adults are planning to adapt their lifestyle this year to help them save for the long-term.   A survey by insurer Standard Life shows 76% of [...]

Tax changes and benefit cuts mean UK’s poorest families have lost most under coalition

Tax changes and benefit cuts mean UK’s poorest families have lost most under coalition

The UK’s poorest families with children have lost the most from changes to tax and benefits made by the coalition.   According to figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies [...]

Eurozone set to be the winner in the ‘currency war’ this year, says AXA IM

Eurozone set to be the winner in the ‘currency war’ this year, says AXA IM

The eurozone quantitative easing (QE) program means the euro area is set to ‘be the winner in the currency war’ this year, according to AXA Investment Management fund manger Jonathan [...]

House price gap is narrowing in UK but growth expected to plateau this year

House price gap is narrowing in UK but growth expected to plateau this year

The recovery in house prices has spread out of the capital and the gap between the best and worst performing cities has narrowed to its lowest levei in 15 years. [...]

Npower cuts gas bills by 5.1% but experts argue it’s not enough

Npower cuts gas bills by 5.1% but experts argue it’s not enough

Falls in oil prices are finally being passed on to consumers as Npower offers the largest cut in gas costs yet.   The energy supplier has announced a 5.1% reduction [...]

HSS Hire flotation is chance to buy into ‘strong market position’

HSS Hire flotation is chance to buy into ‘strong market position’

The flotation of tool hire company HSS Hire gives investors the chance to buy into a business ‘with strong market positions’, The Share Centre has said.   The company, which [...]

Euro slumps to 11-year low against dollar on QE announcement

Euro slumps to 11-year low against dollar on QE announcement

The euro crashed to an 11-year low against the US dollar last night after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced the details of its £900 billion stimulus package.   ECB [...]

Oil price jumps on Saudi king’s death

Oil price jumps on Saudi king’s death

Oil prices jumped this morning on news that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia had died.   A barrel of Brent crude oil increased to a high of $49.80 before falling [...]

Has the ECB done the right thing with QE?

Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment looks into on European Central Banks QE plan… As the details of the ECB’s quantitative easing plan are brought into [...]

Where next for biotechnology stocks?

Martin Wales, equity analyst at M&G Investments examines the outlook for the biotech sector… The global biotech market is expected to grow 54% between 2012 and 2017. Biotechnology shares were [...]

Why Infinis Energy and Dixons Carphone are a ‘buy’ for The Share Centre

The Share Centre has added Infinis Energy and Dixons Carphone to its ‘buy’ list. The broker said that at Infinis Energy, a fall in share price and an a dividend [...]

MPC now voting nine to nil in favour of keeping base rate at 0.5%

The two dissenting voices on the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee have now come back into line with the rest of committee and no longer want to see a [...]

Nationwide launches lowest ten-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.84%

Nationwide Building Society is launching the lowest ten-year fixed rate mortgage on the market at 2.84% tomorrow. The deal, fixed until 2025, is available to borrowers with a 40% deposit [...]

Citizens Advice reveal locations for free pensions guidance

Citizens Advice has announced the first 44 bureaux in England and Wales which will be offering  face-to-face Pension Wise guidance sessions under a Government-backed initiative. Each delivery centre will have [...]

Strong dollar and weak oil price likely to boost Europe’s corporate profits

The strong rise in the US dollar and the fall in the oil price are likely to provide a boost to corporate profits in Europe and Japan this year asserts [...]

Climate change – an investment play for today?

It is often said that climate and carbon themes are not financially material risk factors in the short to medium term writes Axa Investment Management’s Luisa Florez… As an illustration, [...]

Mindful Money’s Mortgage Calculators

Mindful Money has launched a range of mortgage tools so readers can now search online for the best deals.  We’ve teamed up with London & Country, the UK’s leading fee [...]

One in six suffer their financial woes in silence

One in six people have kept secrets from their loved ones by hiding or lying about rent or mortgage troubles. Struggling individuals will go to great lengths to hide their [...]

Burberry is a ‘buy’ says The Share Centre

Fashion house Burberry  has been branded a ‘buy’ by The Share Centre,  as sales at the group rose by 15% to £604m in the third quarter. The business, which features [...]

A third of 18-24 year olds have taken on a second job to make ends meet

A third of 18 to 24-year-olds have been forced to take on a second job, in order to make ends meet claims new research from budgeting account provider thinkmoney.co.uk. But [...]

12% of over-40s say they could manage on the State Pension alone

Given the significant amount of Britons saving nowhere near enough for retirement, some 12% of over-40s assert that they would be able survive solely on the State Pension if it [...]

Ticket operator Trainline.com gears up for IPO

The UK’s biggest train ticket retailer Trainline.com has announced its intention to float. The operator’s private equity owners Exponent, hired Morgan Stanley last July to oversee a potential £400m float, according [...]

Financial stress for UK households eases back for the first time in three years

Financial worries among UK adults have decreased for the first time in three years, claims new research from MoneySuperMarket. The comparison site’s analysis found that today some 15.6 million people, [...]

Euro plummets to nine-year low against the US dollar as ECB suggests QE is on the way

The euro has collapsed to a nine-year low against the US dollar as investors anticipate the European Central Bank (ECB) may take further action to prop up the region’s embattled [...]

How to get rid of the festive hangover and put your finances on the right track in 2015

If you’re suffering a financial hangover after the festive period, make sure you follow these steps in order to get back on track.   According to credit checkers Experian, 35% [...]

Thousands celebrated their 100th birthday this year

There has been a 70% increase in the number of people living to over 100 in the past decade, official figures reveal. The Office for National Statistics estimates that there [...]

What does the low oil price mean for economies and markets in the Persian Gulf region

John Sfakianakis, Regional Director for the Persion Gulf region, Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia, gives a view on what the ‘new normal’ oil price levels mean for the Gulf Cooperation Council [...]

UK household incomes rising in tandem with debts

UK families face a tricky conundrum going into 2015 as while households may have enjoyed a rise in income they have also taken on a heavier debt burden. According to [...]

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