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Brits want more housing just not in their back yard

Brits want more housing just not in their back yard

The mission to solve Britain’s housing shortage is being thwarted by the “Not in My Back Yard” attitude of millions of residents, a new study has revealed. The majority of [...]

Junior Isas: Are parents being too cautious when it comes to saving for their children?

Junior Isas: Are parents being too cautious when it comes to saving for their children?

Parents could be denying their children a more prosperous future warns accountancy group UHY Hacker Young, as just a quarter of the money saved in junior Isas is invested in [...]

Neil Woodford on the Scottish referendum: “The UK has already crossed a constitutional Rubicon”

Neil Woodford on the Scottish referendum: “The UK has already crossed a constitutional Rubicon”

Neil Woodford, manager of the CF Woodford Equity Income fund discusses the potential impact of this week’s referendum… Later this week, Scotland votes on whether to remain part of the [...]

Energy tariff warning: Customers’ bills could jump by 11% on average – or £237

Energy tariff warning: Customers’ bills could jump by 11% on average – or £237

Households need to act fast. The end of September will see eight fixed energy deals come to an end, bringing in an average annual bill increase of 11% – or [...]

Retailer Phones 4u goes into administration as EE and Vodafone pull business

Retailer Phones 4u goes into administration as EE and Vodafone pull business

Retailer Phones 4u has gone into administration putting nearly 5,600 jobs at risk after EE and Vodafone unexpectedly pulled their business from the group. Vodafone ceased trading contrasts via Phones [...]

Broker tips automobile software group Incadea for adventurous investors

Broker tips automobile software group Incadea for adventurous investors

Stockbroker The Share Centre is tipping rising software group Incadea for intrepid investors willing to take on some risk. Founded in 2000 in Germany, where the company’s research and development [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly share watch: ASOS, Smiths Group & Investec

Mindful Money’s weekly share watch: ASOS, Smiths Group & Investec

After suffering a severe fall in the value of their shares ASOS investors will be looking for some light at the end of the tunnel when the online retailer delivers [...]

Scottish referendum: A ‘yes’ vote will mean far greater cost burden on Scotland’s state pension says report

Scottish referendum: A ‘yes’ vote will mean far greater cost burden on Scotland’s state pension says report

An Independent Scotland will have to raise its taxes and slash spending in order to afford the state pension set out by the Scotland National Party (SNP). According to evidence [...]

A third of Brits plan to stay invested in retirement

Around a third of UK adults are planning to use the stockmarket to help them outstrip inflation and manage the rising cost of living in retirement. New research from retirement [...]

Just one week left to save the union

With one week to go today Azad Zangana, European economist at fund manager Schroders gives his latest economic insight into the Scottish Referendum… On the 18th of September, Scotland will decide [...]

Skipton launches new fixed rate bonds and Isas

Skipton Building Society has launched a new range of fixed rate Isas and bonds with rates increasing by up to 0.25%. The two year fixed rate Isa rises to 2.00% [...]

The investment impact of more sanctions on Russia

Jan Dehn, Head of Research at Ashmore discusses the situation on the ground in Ukraine and his view of the impact of more sanctions on Russia below. Pro-Russian separatist rebels [...]

Sterling steals ugly stick from single currency

Alex Plester, a senior foreign exchange broker with City firm VFX Financial plc, examines the turbulent events in the currency markets as polls show a surge of support for Scottish [...]

Struggling households sell possessions to survive

One in ten households have resorted to selling their possessions in a bid to meet their housing costs, new figures from the housing charity Shelter reveal. Over three million households [...]

‘Euro sinks, dollar surges with sterling somewhere in the middle’

Alex Plester, a senior foreign exchange broker with VFX Financial, takes a look at the big developments in the currency markets last week. Last week’s events have seen currency markets [...]

ECB rate cut and asset buying programme – analysts’ views

Expert views on the European Central Bank moves on interest rates and the asset buying programme Interest cut will have limited impact Schroders European Economist Azad Zangana, and Fixed Income [...]

Critical illness cover extended to maximum 40 years by insurer Zurich to take account of longer mortgage terms

Insurer Zurich has increased the maximum term for its critical illness cover from 30 to 40 years to take account of customers with longer mortgages and better reflect changing retirement [...]

Should investors be shifting their portfolios because of the global political crises?

Kleinwort Benson’s chief investment officer Mouhammed Choukeir asks whether investors should be adjusting their portfolios to cope with global political risks. He notes that historic crises – even those as [...]

Better days ahead for Europe’s banking sector?

Justin Bisseker, European banks analyst, at fund manager Schroders discusses a significant autumn of developments in the European banking sector, which should be beneficial for the sector and the broader [...]

A year on from Fed tapering, emerging markets have proved their resilience unlike their developed market peers

Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore discusses the resilience of emerging markets and why developed markets are sustained by deliberate policies of asset price inflation instead of reforms below. [...]

A quarter of Brits have turned down wedding invite due to costs

A quarter of Brits have had to turn down an invitation to a wedding because of the cost of attending. The cost of stag and hen parties, travel to the [...]

Woodford sells out of HSBC due to “fine risk”

Influential fund manager Neil Woodford has revealed he is selling out of HSBC because of the “unquantifiable” risk of regulatory fines. He believes regulators are setting fines according to banks’ [...]

Deutsche Bank hit with £4.7m fine for failing to properly report transactions

The City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has hit the London arm of Deutsche Bank with a £4.7m fine for incorrectly reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013. [...]

Housing costs on a “cliff edge” with three in five anxious over household bills

Charity group Citizens Advice has warned that the pressure of hefty bills such as childcare and energy costs will mean that half of households will have to slash spending this [...]

Pound shop retailers not offering value to potential shareholders

Pound shops may not offer value or at least not to equity investors with fierce competition environment and a struggle to increase margins due to their cost cutting measures argues [...]

UK equity income sees £1bn net sales in July

UK Equity Income was the best-selling mutual fund sector in July with net retail sales of £1.0 billion out of total sales of £1.9bn. Tracker funds net retail sales highest [...]

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