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A fifth of travellers take no cash on holiday

A fifth of travellers take no cash on holiday

One in five holidaymakers rely solely on plastic when they travel abroad, new data reveals. A study by Alphatravelinsurance.co.uk, found that  19% of holidaymakers do not take cash when travelling [...]

Warning on valet parking risk

Warning on valet parking risk

Drivers are being warned to check their insurance before handing over their car keys to a valet parking service. GoCompare.com, the comparison website says that 43% of policies do not [...]

Greater competition gives welcome boost to savings rates

Greater competition gives welcome boost to savings rates

Competition from challenger banks is driving increases to rates for savers, who have been hit hard over recent years by Government initiatives to offer cheap funding to banks. Moneyfacts.co.uk, the [...]

Borrowers urged to act now as mortgage rates start to rise

Borrowers urged to act now as mortgage rates start to rise

Mortgage rates are starting to increase amid suggestions by the Bank of England governor that the base rate may start to rise at the turn of the year. Analysis by [...]

House prices tick up in July, while homebuyers save £275m on stamp duty

House prices tick up in July, while homebuyers save £275m on stamp duty

House prices rose by 0.4% in July, taking the year-on-year increase up to 3.5%, the latest figures from Nationwide Building Society reveal. The average UK property price reached  £195,621 compared [...]

Government makes £1bn loss selling portion of RBS stake

Government makes £1bn loss selling portion of RBS stake

The Government has reduced its stake in state-backed lender Royal Bank of Scotland by selling 5.4% for £2.1bn – a third below the price it paid. It sold 630 million [...]

More than one in 10 holidaymakers will not purchase travel insurance

More than one in 10 holidaymakers will not purchase travel insurance

M&S Bank is urging holidaymakers to ensure they have adequate travel insurance in place as research reveals that more than one in 10 are not planning to purchase any before [...]

Spot the Dog: Under-performing fund managers named and shamed

Spot the Dog: Under-performing fund managers named and shamed

UK investors collectively have £17.6bn languishing in under-performing funds, with M&G the biggest culprit, according to a new report. The latest “Spot the Dog” report from wealth manager Tilney Bestinvest [...]

Is it time to consolidate gains from the weakness of the Japanese yen?

Michael Stanes, investment director at Heartwood Investment Management looks at what depreciation in the Japanese yen means for investors… The Japanese yen is trading at multi-year lows versus the US [...]

Travis Perkins is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre as it posts healthy results

As Travis Perkins reports its interim results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Travis Perkins, the UK’s leading supplier of building [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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