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September 2nd is the best day of the year to sell your house

September 2nd is the best day of the year to sell your house

Today is the best day of the year to sell your house, research by online estate agent eMoov.co.uk suggests. The findings are based on a number of influential factors, such [...]

Buying a new car could be cheaper than buying second hand

Buying a new car could be cheaper than buying second hand

Buying a new car could be more cost effective than a used one, with cheaper running and insurance costs saving motorists up to 22% in the first year, new analysis [...]

State pension age set to hit at least 70 by 2050

State pension age set to hit at least 70 by 2050

The state pension age looks set to hit at least 70 by 2050, the latest official life expectancy data suggests. Figures published by the Office for National statistics (ONS) today [...]

Shoppers warned on “scandal” of poor value store cards

Shoppers warned on “scandal” of poor value store cards

Shoppers have been warned against taking out store cards in the run up to Christmas as the discounts on offer are likely to be dwarfed by high borrowing costs. Customers [...]

Brits spending two-thirds of their monthly income on essential bills

Brits spending two-thirds of their monthly income on essential bills

Britons are spending an average of 66% of their monthly income on essential bills and expenses, a new survey reveals. The research, commissioned by ISA and savings provider Scottish Friendly, [...]

Limit for contactless payments rises to £30

Limit for contactless payments rises to £30

The upper limit for paying with contactless cards is today rising from £20 to £30, the UK Cards Association has announced. Contactless spending has risen from £287 million per month in [...]

Thousands of HSBC customers left without cash for bank holiday after payment system failure

Thousands of HSBC customers left without cash for bank holiday after payment system failure

Thousands of employees have been left without wages just before the bank holiday weekend after a payment system problem at HSBC.   The problem means those who were expecting to [...]

Bank holiday warning from motor insurance company

Bank holiday warning from motor insurance company

August bank holiday is traditionally the busiest time for motor insurance claims, here’s what you need to do if you’re planning a getaway.   Swinton Insurance has called on drivers [...]

Finsbury Food Group is share of the week

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he has picked Finsbury Food Group as share of the week… AIM market-listed Finsbury Food Group is our choice [...]

Pension savers warned of risks of transferring funds into cash

Retirees may be putting their financial wellbeing at risk by using the new pension freedoms to move their pensions into cash, an adviser has warned. While consumers may be comforted [...]

Buy, sell or hold? Amec Foster Wheeler investors still affected by low oil prices

As Amec Foster Wheeler reports its interim results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors. Low oil prices continue to negatively affect [...]

Global stock market crash is “timely” for long-term investors and the economy claims financial adviser

This week’s market crash is “timely” for long-term investors and the global economy, the chief executive of independent financial adviser deVere Group has claimed. Nigel Green’s comments come as global [...]

Paddy Power and Betfair merger could be a win for investors

As Paddy Power and Betfair announce potential merger plans, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it could mean for investors… News broke this morning of [...]

Is this the start of a bear market?

Emiel van den Heiligenberg, head of asset allocation at Legal & General Investment Management explains his team’s view that we are witnessing a correction in global markets rather than the [...]

WPP is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre on mixed results

As WPP reports its interim results, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Global advertising giant WPP, run by Sir Martin Sorrell, [...]

What the Chinese slowdown means for investors

Didier Saint-Georges, managing director and member of the Investment Committee at Carmignac, looks at the ongoing market turbulence in China and what it means for global investors… Interpreting the violence [...]

Expert investment comment: “Stay on course in the summer storm”

The usual summer doldrums have suddenly been whipped up into a ferocious storm as markets are spooked by every piece of negative macroeconomic news concerning China, Greece, global growth and [...]

Why shares in insurer Prudential are a ‘buy’

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is backing the FTSE 100 listed insurer… This week, international provider of insurance and investment products, Prudential is [...]

“China crisis”…the implications for broader economies and financial markets

David Jane, co-manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range, looks the turmoil in China and examines the parallels with financial market history… The state of the economy in China has troubled [...]

Positive results from Costain and a 15% dividend hike make the engineer’s shares a ‘buy’

As Costain reports its half year results, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Costain, the engineering and infrastructure projects group, has [...]

“China’s currency moves and market volatility”

Veteran investor and manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets investment trust Dr Mark Mobius examines the volatility engulfing China’s market… After a volatile month for China’s stock market in July, [...]

Imperial Tobacco Group investors to receive 10% dividend boost

As Imperial Tobacco Group reports its third quarter results this morning, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Imperial Tobacco today reported [...]

Implications of Greek crisis have been exaggerated, says fund manager

PassStuart Mitchell of S. W. Mitchell Capital and fund manager of the St. James’s Place Continental European, and joint manager of Greater European and Greater European Progressive funds argues that [...]

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 [...]

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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