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Cash-strapped drivers delay repairs

Cash-strapped drivers delay repairs

Over 7 million drivers have delayed servicing a car due to financial difficulties, new figures suggest. Over a tenth of hard-up drivers have put-off replacing tyres and 5% have postponed [...]

UK growth higher than expected

UK growth higher than expected

The UK economy grew faster than expected in the first three months of the year, official data has revealed. The economy grew by 0.4% over the quarter, an upward revision [...]

Greek PM will resign if voters back austerity plans

Greek PM will resign if voters back austerity plans

Thousands of Greeks are marching in support of a “no” vote on austerity measures and the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has threatened to resign if Sunday’s referendum result is in [...]

July’s Emergency Budget: Voters would swap support in later years for tax cuts today

July’s Emergency Budget: Voters would swap support in later years for tax cuts today

With just over a week to go until 8 July when Chancellor George Osborne unveils his emergency budget, new research from reveals how the British public wants the nation’s finances [...]

Landlords upbeat about future tenant demand given stress on housing stock

Landlords upbeat about future tenant demand given stress on housing stock

Given the need for properties across the private rented sector, nearly half, at 43% of UK landlords, believing demand is either growing or actually booming. The research by specialist buy-to-let [...]

A third of homeowners struggling to progress up the property ladder

A third of homeowners struggling to progress up the property ladder

Some 34% of British homeowners aspiring to move up the property ladder in the next five years admit they would struggle to make that move claims new research from MoneySuperMarket. [...]

Greek crisis Q&A – what might happen next?

Greek crisis Q&A – what might happen next?

Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin takes a look at what to expect next in regards to the Greek crisis… What happens next? Greece will hold an [...]

More than 20% of young male drivers now have pay as you go ‘Black Box’ insurance policies

More than 20% of young male drivers now have pay as you go ‘Black Box’ insurance policies

More than one in five, at 22%, of young male drivers have ‘black box’ insurance policies as the technology, which rewards safer driving gains in popularity, new research from Consumer [...]

Greek exit not likely to be a Lehman Brothers moment

The path ahead is likely to remain unsettled for Greece, whatever the outcome of the referendum, says Ariel Bezalel, manager of the Jupiter Strategic Bond Fund. We have long held [...]

Emergency budget: will the government put an end to salary sacrifice?

Andy James, head of retirement planning, Towry comments on the speculation that salary sacrifice may be reduced or axed in the Chancellor’s Emergency Budget on 8 July… With the Government [...]

Why shares in investment firm St James’s Place are a ‘buy’

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping St James’s Place shares as a ‘buy’… As a leading financial services company with interests in [...]

Photo-Me shares a ‘buy’ as the group reports robust international progress

As Photo-Me reports its fourth quarter numbers, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it mean for investors… Surrey based photo booth and laundrette company Photo-Me [...]

Senior bankers can lose bonuses up to 10 years later if misconduct found as regulators publish new rules

UK regulators have published new rules allowing them to clawback bankers’ bonuses for up to 10 years if misconduct comes to light. The rules will come into force between next [...]

Cycling boom sees 75% rise in take up of bike insurance

The soaring popularity of cycling has triggered a spike in the number of people taking out additional cycle insurance, according to customer data from insurer Aviva. The figures show a [...]

Nearly a fifth of investment trusts appoint a new manager in the last year and a half

Almost a fifth (18%) of investment companies have appointed a new fund manager over the last year and a half, either as a sole manager or as part of a [...]

Why shares in AIM listed group Iomart are a ‘buy’

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why Iomart is a ‘buy’ for the more intrepid investor… AIM listed cloud computing company Iomart is this week’s share [...]

Help-to-buy gives the ‘bank of mum and dad’ a cash break

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme is now the route of choice for first-time buyers looking t o jump onto the housing ladder, according to research from Ocean Finance. The [...]

Britons unable to change broadband provider are collectively losing out on £83m a year

Some two million disgruntled UK broadband users have tried in vain to switch to new providers in the past year, missing out on savings worth £83m, claims new research from [...]

The Battle of the Challenger Banks

Challenger Banks lead the way offering 90% the available fixed rates says Savings Champion in this sponsored editorial Amidst the backdrop of record low base rate and falling savings rates [...]

Investors see progress in Findel – and it’s still a ‘buy’

As home shopping Findel group reports its full year results, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… This morning, home shopping and [...]

“China’s Rubik’s Cube: Rethinking Risk”

Douglas Turnbull, head of Chinese equities and manager of the Neptune China and Greater China Income funds takes a look at the current investing environment in the world’s second largest [...]

Berkeley is a ‘buy’ on 42% profit rise

As Berkeley Group reports its full year results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… “This morning, UK based residential house building [...]

Whitbread is a ‘hold’ says Share Centre

As Whitbread reports its Q1 trading update, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what the trading statement means for investors… Whitbread, owner of brands such as [...]

“With bond yields soaring, should investors take flight?”

Gareth Isaac, fixed income fund manager at Schroders takes a look at the recent bond market volatility and its implications for investors over the longer term… The steep bond market [...]

Just 13% want to cash-in more than 50% of their pension pot claims new research

While many had been expecting a massive dash for cash following the introduction of the new pension freedoms, new research shows only 13% intend to withdraw more than 50% of [...]

“Is this déjà vu for the 2013 taper tantrum?‏”

In a new research note John Bilton, global head of multi-asset strategy at JP Morgan Asset Management argues that comparisons of today’s bond market volatility to the 2013 taper tantrum [...]

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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