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Charity warns access to marriage allowance must not become a “test of digital competence”

Charity warns access to marriage allowance must not become a “test of digital competence”

Hundreds of thousands could miss out on a new tax break for married couples as a result of it only being made available to those who apply for it online. [...]

Pay-per-view online content consuming Britons with thousands spending more than £240 a year

Pay-per-view online content consuming Britons with thousands spending more than £240 a year

Whether it is House of Cards, Game of Thrones or the latest movies, paying to watch content online is swiftly becoming a significant new expense for people in the UK. [...]

Prolonged low interest rates have not helped but funding for lending really hit savers

Prolonged low interest rates have not helped but funding for lending really hit savers

Thursday 5 March marks the six-year anniversary of the Bank of England base rate falling to a record low 0.5%. SavingsChampion.co.uk founder and Mindful Money columnist Anna Bowes looks The [...]

Six years and counting – Bank of England keeps interest rates at historic low of 0.5%

Six years and counting – Bank of England keeps interest rates at historic low of 0.5%

Interest rates have officially been stuck at their historic low for six years with the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today voting to keep the cost of borrowing [...]

Are first time buyers starting to rely less on the ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’?

Are first time buyers starting to rely less on the ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’?

The amount of first time buyers relying on the so-called Bank of Mum and Dad to help bolster their deposit has dropped significantly according to new research. Clydesdale and Yorkshire [...]

City veteran Lord Rothschild claims the world faces a threat “perhaps as dangerous” as World War II

City veteran Lord Rothschild claims the world faces a threat “perhaps as dangerous” as World War II

City banker and chairman of RIT Capital Partners Lord Rothschild has warned savers in the £2.6bn investment trust that the world faces a geopolitical threat “perhaps as dangerous” as World [...]

Labour claims the Conservatives will implement their own tax-raid on pensions

Labour claims the Conservatives will implement their own tax-raid on pensions

The Labour party are allegedly concerned about the Conservatives launching their own tax raid on pensions in the budget on 18 March according to a report in The Times. The [...]

House prices slip by 0.3% in February as activity continues to remain muted

House prices slip by 0.3% in February as activity continues to remain muted

UK property prices dipped 0.3% month-on-month in February bringing annual rate of increase down to 8.3% according to Halifax as activity continues to be constrained. The statistics follow numbers released [...]

Standard Life axes income drawdown charges as it prepares for new pensions freedom

With the new pension freedoms just a month away Standard Life has announced it is removing the charges it currently applies to its flexible drawdown pensions. From April the one-off [...]

Strength of demand suggests investors should ‘buy’ global communications firm Inmarsat

As global satellite operator Inmarsat announces its full year results, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why its shares are a ‘buy’ for investors… In its [...]

Profits soar at Virgin Money as mortage lending surges

Challenger Bank Virgin Money has reported record performance with annual profits rocketing 127% during 2014. On Thursday, the bank, which floated on the stock exchange in November announced that underlying [...]

EE and O2 raise monthly mobile bills

Mobile providers O2 and EE have announced they will put up their prices by 1.1%. The increase is equivalent to the February inflation rate as measured by the retail prices [...]

Four AIM company picks for your Isa

As the end of the tax year approaches Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks four AIM companies for ISA investors… Electronic technology company, Stadium continues to change its [...]

What is in store for US stocks?

As the Nasdaq broke the 5,000 mark for the first time since 2000, Nadia Grant, US equities fund manager at Threadneedle Investments, explains why she believes that US stocks are attractively valued in [...]

Ex-Morrisons treasurer imprisoned for insider dealing

Former Morrisons group treasurer and head of tax Paul Coyle has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of insider dealing. In a prosecution [...]

Five fund picks for income investors

As the tax-year draws to a close and investors look to take advantage of their remaining Isa allowances before it is too late, Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity Personal [...]

India’s Budget: the good news and the bad

Craig Botham, emerging market economist at Schroders explains that India’s Union Budget, announced on February 28, broadly delivered what markets were looking for, but will have disappointed some expectations… The expected [...]

Shortage of adequate savings is keeping Britons up at night

Nearly one in seven Britons are kept awake at night over money worries, which is ultimately impacting their day-to-day lives claims new research from TopCashback.co.uk. The analysis revealed that it’s [...]

Woodford Investment Management’s Neil Woodford: “British science is in great shape”

Neil Woodford, manager of the CF Woodford Equity Income fund and veteran pharmaceutical company investor outlines why he believes the UK’s science sector is in rude health… I have been [...]

Oil price drop – emerging markets winners and losers

There are clear winners and losers within the Emerging Markets (EM) universe as a result of the drop in oil price. However, uncertainty still remains regarding the causes of the [...]

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 [...]

Currency volatility concerns suggests British American Tobacco is a ‘hold’

As British American Tobacco reports its full year results Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what this mean for investors… In its full-year results announced this [...]

Too many DIY investors are running high-risk portfolios

With the ISA deadline fast approaching, investors are looking closely at where they should put their money but Wealth Horizon has warned that too many DIY investors are taking on [...]

Eurozone fears dent investor confidence

Investors remain worried about the impact of eurozone woes, despite the FTSE 100 breaking its 1999 high of 6,930, a new study has found. The latest investor confidence research from [...]

Experts share their views on the Woodford Patient Capital Trust

Experts cast a professional eye over the prospectus for the launch of the Woodford Patient Capital Trust… Following this week’s publication of the prospectus for Neil Woodford’s latest offering, Fidelity and [...]

Why favour international over US equities?

Russ Koesterich, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist explains the trends behind the fund group’s preferences for international over US equities, and within bonds, credit over long-term Treasuries and other rate-sensitive assets… [...]

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