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A third of Britons are looking to have an ‘earn from home’ plan

A third of Britons are looking to have an ‘earn from home’ plan

A third of Britons have tried to make money from home, earning on average £85 per month claims new research. The study from Gocompare.com which has launches a new interactive [...]

Majority of landlords expect rental arrears to hold steady over the coming year

Majority of landlords expect rental arrears to hold steady over the coming year

Three quarters of landlords are confident rental arrears will remain stable over the next 12 months, according to new research by Paragon Mortgages. The buy-to-let lender lender’s survey results for [...]

Why Marks & Spencer shares are a ‘buy’ for medium risk investors

Why Marks & Spencer shares are a ‘buy’ for medium risk investors

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping Marks & Spencer shares… Despite being in the news recently for closing nine of its ‘wrongly located’ [...]

Greek shares collapse by more than 20% as its market re-opens for business

Greek shares collapse by more than 20% as its market re-opens for business

Greece’s main stock exchange the Athex collapsed on Monday after trading re-commenced following a five-week closure period. The index plummeted by as much as 23% at one point with the [...]

Vast majority of Britons in the dark when it comes to credit ratings

Vast majority of Britons in the dark when it comes to credit ratings

The majority of the British population is in the dark when it comes to understanding the importance of a credit rating new research claims. The analysis from Ocean Finance estimates [...]

Government launches major review to “radically improve” access to financial advice

Government launches major review to “radically improve” access to financial advice

Economic Secretary to the Treasury Harriett Baldwin has launched a new review in a bid to dramatically improve consumers’ access to financial advice. The Financial Advice Market Review will examine [...]

Government sells off a further 1% of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group

Government sells off a further 1% of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group

The government has sold a further 1% of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group taking the total raised for the taxpayer to almost £14bn. The latest sale cuts the government’s [...]

First-half profits at HSBC jump 10% on strong Asian performance

First-half profits at HSBC jump 10% on strong Asian performance

Profits at HSBC jumped 10% in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year on the back of a strong performance in Asia. On Monday Europe’s [...]

The four key factors influencing the direction of European equity markets

Hermes Sourcecap Europe ex-UK fund co-manager, Tim Crockford, assesses four key factors that will influence the direction of European equity markets from here… Greek drama masking European recovery While there [...]

The Battle of the Challenger Banks

Challenger Banks lead the way offering 90% of the available fixed rates says Savings Champion in this sponsored editorial Amidst the backdrop of record low base rate and falling savings [...]

The Battle of the Challenger Banks

Challenger Banks lead the way offering 90% of the available fixed rates says Savings Champion in this sponsored editorial Amidst the backdrop of record low base rate and falling savings [...]

“Volatility and risk remain top of the agenda for fixed income investors”

Nick Hayes, manager of the AXA WF Global Strategic bonds explains why he is maintaining a defensive stance in fixed income investing in an “increasingly volatile market environment” and highlights [...]

A bull in a China shop

Rowan Dartington Signature’s Guy Stephens gives his view on the fall of Chinese equities and its implications for global growth and investors “Chinese equities are having a year to remember. [...]

BlackRock slashes charges on five tracker funds including FTSE 100 and FTSE All Share funds

BlackRock has halved charges on some of its biggest index tracking funds covering the UK, US and European markets. The fund group has cut the charges on its giant £8.7 [...]

ITV a buy for medium risk investors though future growth may be more ‘conservative’

ITV continued to rebalance its business successfully with the broadcaster saying it was on track for another strong performance this year as net profits rose to £275m in the six [...]

Some £1.2bn paid out by Britons in overdraft charges during the past year

Some 33% of Britons faced charges from their bank for going overdrawn or bouncing scheduled payments over the past year. With the average charge being £73, this equates to £1.2bn [...]

Shares in British engineering solutions provider Costain are a ‘buy’

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks Costain as share of the week… British engineering solutions provider Costain is a top choice for investors seeking a long [...]

“Chinese contradictions and Western hypocrisy”

Anthony Rayner, co-manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range, compares Chinese and Western responses to crises in equity markets…  The Chinese equity market started to rally last year, in anticipation of [...]

Investors respond positively to improvement in Kingfisher trading

As Kingfisher provides a trading update Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher reported a [...]

Five tips to help avoid being overcharged by your bank

Overdrafts can give you a handy financial cushion, and it is possible to use them safely – but slipping into an unauthorised overdraft can leave you with fees you may [...]

Greece: Victory for Tsipras? Think again

Bill McQuaker, co-head of Henderson’s multi-asset team, provides his views on the proposed third bailout deal for Greece… The price is high and there are still legislative hurdles to overcome, [...]

ARM Holdings is a ‘hold’ for Share Centre

As ARM Holdings reports this morning, Graham Spooner investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors… This morning, the Cambridge based computer chip designer, Arm Holdings, reported [...]

How have US banks fared during results reporting season?

With the majority of the US money-center banks having reported for their second quarter results, Filippo Alloatti, senior analyst at Hermes Credit, shares his initial thoughts on the numbers… In [...]

Money worries a greater burden than health concerns for pre-retirees

Almost half at 49% of the over 50s are worried about not having enough money in retirement, compared to just over a third, at 37%, who are concerned about health [...]

Has your financial adviser suggested using a discretionary fund manager? Five questions you should ask

You’re in the process of seeking advice and just have been told by your adviser that you could benefit from the services of a discretionary fund manager –do you know [...]

The Wellesley Mini-Bond offers up to 7% gross interest per annum

For people seeking alternative investment options, Wellesley Finance Plc is offering a great opportunity to invest in its Mini-Bond. The Wellesley Mini-Bond offers up to 7% (gross) interest per annum on [...]

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 [...]

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