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The Chinese market: “The ultimate battle between capitalist fear and a communist government”

The Chinese market:  “The ultimate battle between capitalist fear and a communist government”

Darius McDermott, managing director at fund broker Chelsea Financial Services and Mindful Money Columnist examines the turmoil engulfing the Chinese stockmarket… In just over one month $3 trillion has been [...]

Brokers are tipping BT shares as the firm reveals solid first quarter profits

Brokers are tipping BT shares as the firm reveals solid first quarter profits

Brokers are calling BT shares a ‘buy’ as the telecommunications giant reports a 9% rise in first quarter pre-tax profits. The firm also asserted that it was on track to [...]

Is a September lift-off for US interest rates still likely?

Is a September lift-off for US interest rates still likely?

Following the latest rhetoric from the US Federal Reserve some economists are split on whether September will mark the point at which US interest rates move up. In its latest [...]

Insurers pass on £1.1bn in savings to motorists but personal injury claims are driving premiums higher claims trade body

Insurers pass on £1.1bn in savings to motorists but personal injury claims are driving premiums higher claims trade body

The average price paid by motorists for an annual comprehensive motor insurance policy rose by 2.1% in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the previous three months, according to [...]

Royal Bank of Scotland enjoys rise in quarterly profits but litigation costs hit first-half numbers

Royal Bank of Scotland enjoys rise in quarterly profits but litigation costs hit first-half numbers

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a 27% rise in its second quarter profits helped partly by a strong performance across its personal and business banking divisions. It said its [...]

Bank results season – what do investors need to look out for?

Bank results season – what do investors need to look out for?

One in seven UK fund managers hold no banks a survey by Hargreaves Lansdown shows. Active UK managers fund managers are 4% underweight banks, though the 30% which hold RBS [...]

Banks too slow to learn lessons of Libor and Forex scandals says City watchdog

Banks too slow to learn lessons of Libor and Forex scandals says City watchdog

Some banks are displaying a lack of urgency in applying the lessons of the Libor and Forex scandals, the financial watchdog has warned. The Financial Conduct Authority says that some [...]

There are many reasons to avoid investing in China but we only need one

There are many reasons to avoid investing in China but we only need one

Kevin Murphy fund manager and contributor to the Value Perspective looks at China from the perspective of value investing. Sizing up whether or not a particular business will make a [...]

“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 [...]

How have US banks fared during results reporting season?

With the majority of the US money-center banks having reported for their second quarter results, Filippo Alloatti, senior analyst at Hermes Credit, shares his initial thoughts on the numbers… In [...]

Money worries a greater burden than health concerns for pre-retirees

Almost half at 49% of the over 50s are worried about not having enough money in retirement, compared to just over a third, at 37%, who are concerned about health [...]

What is driving China’s extreme volatility?

After rallying around 150% since the middle of 2014, mainland China’s ‘A Share’ market has corrected almost 35% since mid-June. Douglas Turnbull, head of Chinese equities at fund house Neptune [...]

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 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 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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