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UK landlords enjoy £112bn return in the last year as the private rented sector soars

UK landlords enjoy £112bn return in the last year as the private rented sector soars

UK landlords have enjoyed total annual returns of £111.5bn in the last year, as the private rented sector (PRS) continued to grow apace, according to the latest edition of Kent [...]

First quarter UK economic growth confirmed at just 0.3% as exports edged down

First quarter UK economic growth confirmed at just 0.3% as exports edged down

Any hope of the UK’s first quarter economic growth being revised up have been dashed as official figures confirmed GDP grew by just 0.3% over the period. Economists had been [...]

Mortgage approvals rise for the fourth consecutive month to hit 10-month high

Mortgage approvals rise for the fourth consecutive month to hit 10-month high

The latest statistics from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) suggest that housing market activity is once again on the up after slowing down in the latter months of 2014. The [...]

Increasing salaries among women knock nine months off the wait for their millionaire payday

Increasing salaries among women knock nine months off the wait for their millionaire payday

Rising incomes for women mean that over the course of the past year they have shaved on average nine months off the age they will be when they reach £1 [...]

UK economy rises by more than 100 fold in the past 250 years

UK economy rises by more than 100 fold in the past 250 years

Britain’s economy is now 100 times bigger than it was some 250 years ago, when Taylors & Lloyds in Birmingham, which would go on to become Lloyds Bank, was founded. [...]

Government pledges no income tax rises for five years, plus other Queen’s Speech news

Government pledges no income tax rises for five years, plus other Queen’s Speech news

The Government has pledged that there will be no increases income tax, value added tax or national insurance for the next five years. At the state opening of Parliament today, [...]

Right to Buy extended to 1.3m housing association tenants, but Shelter warns of trouble ahead

Right to Buy extended to 1.3m housing association tenants, but Shelter warns of trouble ahead

The Government is extending the Right to Buy scheme to give 1.3 million housing association tenants the chance to buy their homes. The changes come as part of a new [...]

Personal allowance to rise with minimum wage

Personal allowance to rise with minimum wage

Anybody who works 30 hours a week on the minimum wage will pay no income tax, under a new pledge by the Government in the Queen’s Speech. Ahead of the Queen’s [...]

Top performing but “largely unknown” India and China stocks

As regional allocation comes to the fore in the emerging markets, Gary Greenberg, head of Hermes emerging markets (EM) reveals some of his top developing market picks… The paths of [...]

Are further taper tantrums in store for global investors?

Russ Koesterich, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist, takes his weekly look at the world’s markets noting the potential for further unrest but also opportunities overseas… Stocks eke out slight gains [...]

Ten tips for savers and retirees under new pension rules

Following the introduction of new pensions  freedoms in April, retirees have greater flexibility, but are also exposed to more risk. Standard Life’s Julie Hutchison gives her tips for how to [...]

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 [...]

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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