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One in seven retiring this year have no pension savings

One in seven retiring this year have no pension savings

One in seven people are set to retire this year with no pension and will be totally reliant on the state.   Research by Prudential reveals 15% of those planning [...]

City watchdog to review competition in banking

City watchdog to review competition in banking

The City watchdog will use its new competition powers for the first time to probe banks and see whether they are providing value for money.   In February the Financial [...]

Why there is lots of potential upside to the weaker US dollar right now

Why there is lots of potential upside to the weaker US dollar right now

Matt Cobon, head of government and FX at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, outlines why he is rebuilding his US dollar risk position during this period of dollar weakness… We believe the [...]

More than 20 million UK consumers claim they will switch banks to access mobile payments

More than 20 million UK consumers claim they will switch banks to access mobile payments

A massive 21m British consumers say they will switch banks to access mobile payments according to new research. The analysis from digital payment service Zapp found that 44% of consumers [...]

Royal Mail shares are a ‘hold’ given the challenging market backdrop

Royal Mail shares are a ‘hold’ given the challenging market backdrop

As Royal Mail reports its full year results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors…  In its full year results reported this [...]

Convertible bonds – the underappreciated asset class?

Convertible bonds – the underappreciated asset class?

In today’s low interest rate environment, investors need to make maximum use of all available asset classes when they construct their portfolios. One, often under appreciated asset class are convertible [...]

Mortgage lending dips but house price growth is expected to accelerate

Mortgage lending dips but house price growth is expected to accelerate

New figures show gross mortgage lending eased in April but the underlying market trend is beginning to look more robust, with house prices now expected to rise by more than [...]

Rogue landlords rake in £5.6bn a year from unsafe properties which fail to meet legal standards

Rogue landlords rake in £5.6bn a year from unsafe properties which fail to meet legal standards

Greedy landlords are raking in £5.6bn a year from unsafe homes that fail to meet legal standards, claims a damning new report from Citizens Advice. The study, which is part [...]

Newton loses star fund manager Jason Pidcock to rival Jupiter

Jason Pidcock lead manager of the Newton Asian Income fund since November 2005 is leaving the group to join Jupiter. Pidcock had established himself as a leading fund manager in [...]

Can currencies save economies?

Much has been said of global currency wars in the past few years writes Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for Europe at J.P. Morgan Asset Management…  If there has been [...]

Latest eurozone PMI points to slowdown

The latest economic indicators from the eurozone suggest growth across the currency union has slowed back down after the slight pick-up in the first three months of the year. May’s [...]

What changes can we expect under a new pensions minister?

As Ros Altmann begins her new role as pensions minister, Kate Smith, regulatory strategy manager at Aegon looks at what changes might be afoot in the coming months… Dr Ros [...]

M&S is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre, as it posts first annual profit rise for four years

As Marks and Spencer posts its first rise in annual profits for four years, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what these mean for investors… This [...]

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 [...]

Reader offer: discount for attending the Lansons Future of Financial Services Conference

Consultancy Lansons is offering readers of Mindful Money a 33% discount to attend the third Future of Financial Services Conference on 2 June. The conference, which is aimed at financial [...]

Share Centre says Vodafone is a ‘buy’ despite profit fall

As Vodafone reports its full year results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he rates the company as a “buy” for investors… This morning, mobile [...]

Technology firm Stadium Group is a ‘buy’ for more intrepid investors say brokers

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, highlights why Stadium Group is worthy of investors’ attention right now… Stadium Group is a UK based provider and manufacturer of [...]

First time buyers waiting way longer than originally expected to get onto the property ladder

While getting onto the property ladder is widely accepted to be an arduous task, it seems first time buyers are now waiting even longer than they originally planned to make [...]

UK workers still woefully unprepared for retirement

Only a mere 7% of the UK population is on track for the retirement they aspire to according to research from Aegon. No progress has actually been made in the [...]

Why the market is probably into “injury time” on the great bond bull market

Every now and then, markets deliver a wakeup call to question consensus and shake out lazy positioning in our view, a shake out from extreme levels explains a good deal [...]

Emerging markets “have had their day in the sun”

Investors should avoid emerging market equities this year as weaker commodity prices and a strong dollar continue to impact the asset class, Kames Capital’s chief investment officer Stephen Jones has [...]

Eurozone recovery is gaining momentum

Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders reflects on the eurozone GDP figures and what they mean for investors… The eurozone economies in aggregate grew by 0.4% in the first [...]

Is the bond bubble bursting?

Jason Hollands, managing director of Tilney Bestinvest looks at the dramatic movements in bond markets and what they mean for investors… Global bond markets have experienced nothing short of a rout [...]

German bund market stirs global markets

David Absolon, investment director at Heartwood Investment Management looks at what recent volatility in the German bund market means for investors across global markets… When thinking about increasingly volatile markets, [...]

EasyJet is a ‘buy’ with profits of £7m

The Share Centre has rated EasyJet a ‘buy’ as the airline posts a £7m profit for the past six months, up from a loss of £53m last year. Forward bookings are [...]

Why pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline is a ‘buy’ for income seeking investors

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is a ‘buy’… The defensive nature of the GlaxoSmithKline and the competitive yields paid to investors [...]

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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