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Local authorities instructed bailiffs to collect debts on 2.1m occasions last year

Local authorities instructed bailiffs to collect debts on 2.1m occasions last year

Local authorities in England and Wales instructed bailiffs to collect debts on 2.1m occasions last year, according to new research by the Money Advice Trust. The charity which runs National [...]

US economy grew by far more than initially thought in the second quarter, official numbers show

US economy grew by far more than initially thought in the second quarter, official numbers show

The US economy expanded by more than initially thought in the second quarter, official figures show. In its second estimate, the US Department of Commerce, said that GDP increased at [...]

Bank holiday road mayhem – the top 10 motoring grievances revealed

Bank holiday road mayhem – the top 10 motoring grievances revealed

With the Bank holiday exodus nearly upon us, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals that tailgating tops the list of motoring annoyances in the UK. With many people taking [...]

More than half a million over-40s plan to use their pension to repay their mortgage

More than half a million over-40s plan to use their pension to repay their mortgage

Just over half a million people in the UK, or some 631,000, are planning to use part if not all of their retirement nest-egg to help repay their mortgage balance, [...]

British Gas cuts its prices by 5% but will the rest of the ‘big six’ follow its lead?

British Gas cuts its prices by 5% but will the rest of the ‘big six’ follow its lead?

Thursday sees British Gas axe its standard gas tariff by 5%, representing a £35 a year reduction on bills for just under 7m customers and the pressure is now mounting [...]

Is Iran the next big opportunity for emerging market investors?

Is Iran the next big opportunity for emerging market investors?

With China imploding, Latin America in heavy decline and Russia seemingly on a path of global exclusion, the emerging market growth of yesterday is looking increasingly unattractive writes Chelsea Financial [...]

A rising number of drivers are running dry because of gambling on fuel levels

A rising number of drivers are running dry because of gambling on fuel levels

An ever increasing number of British motorists are risking breaking down by continuing to drive long distances way after their fuel light has come on, claims new research from LV=. [...]

UK annual house price inflation edges back in August says Nationwide

UK annual house price inflation edges back in August says Nationwide

The pace of annual house price growth retreated in August to 3.2% from 3.5% in July according to Nationwide. The mortgage provider’s house price index highlighted that it marked the [...]

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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