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Driving in inappropriate footwear could invalidate your car insurance

Driving in inappropriate footwear could invalidate your car insurance

Motorists are putting themselves and others at risk by driving in unsafe footwear, a new poll has revealed. Getting behind the wheel bare-foot, in flip-flops, high heels or shoes with [...]

Regulator looks to fine three men £80m over sales of ‘death bonds’

Regulator looks to fine three men £80m over sales of ‘death bonds’

The City watchdog is seeking to fine three men £80m for the mis-selling of “death bonds” linked to life insurance policies. The Financial Conduct Authority says the way the bonds [...]

Five stocks you shouldn’t ‘sell in May’

Five stocks you shouldn’t ‘sell in May’

The Share Centre says that the old adage to sell in  ’May and go away – come back on St Leger’s Day’ doesn’t always hold true. Graham Spooner, investment research [...]

Watchdog investigates as thousands of vulnerable customers are switched to pre-paid meters

Watchdog investigates as thousands of vulnerable customers are switched to pre-paid meters

Over half a million pre-payment energy meters have been forcibly installed in homes over the last six years, BBC Radio 5 Live has found. The energy watchdog Ofgem told the [...]

Five funds to weather the bond market storm

Five funds to weather the bond market storm

As bond markets wobble, Tom Stevenson of Fidelity Personal Investing looks at five fund options for investors… In a worrying reminder of the taper tantrum of 2013, bond markets had [...]

Ryanair finds it pays to be nice as profits soar 66% on customer service drive

Ryanair finds it pays to be nice as profits soar 66% on customer service drive

Ryanair has posted a 66% rise in annual profits, beating analysts’ predictions. Net profits over the year to the end of March grew to €867m or £614m. The budget airline’s [...]

Scams on the rise following new pension freedoms

Scams on the rise following new pension freedoms

There has been a marked increase in calls from boiler room fraudsters since the new pension freedoms came into effect in April, a financial advisory firm has warned. Scammers claiming [...]

Cash no longer king as Britain goes cashless

Cash no longer king as Britain goes cashless

Britons are shunning notes and coins, with cashless payments now the favourite way to pay.   According to budgeting account provider thinkmoney, cashless payments have now officially overtaken cash as [...]

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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