A quarter of Brits have had to turn down an invitation to a wedding because of the cost of attending. The cost of stag and hen parties, travel to the [...]
Influential fund manager Neil Woodford has revealed he is selling out of HSBC because of the “unquantifiable” risk of regulatory fines. He believes regulators are setting fines according to banks’ [...]
The City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has hit the London arm of Deutsche Bank with a £4.7m fine for incorrectly reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013. [...]
Charity group Citizens Advice has warned that the pressure of hefty bills such as childcare and energy costs will mean that half of households will have to slash spending this [...]
Pound shops may not offer value or at least not to equity investors with fierce competition environment and a struggle to increase margins due to their cost cutting measures argues [...]
UK Equity Income was the best-selling mutual fund sector in July with net retail sales of £1.0 billion out of total sales of £1.9bn. Tracker funds net retail sales highest [...]
Mortgage borrowers expect to pay £590 more a year on average if interest rates rise by 0.5% according to research by Comparethemarket.com. The firm says that for the 11.2 million [...]
A new report suggests that millions of UK motorists are putting the lives of other road users at risk and could face losing their driving license because they are driving [...]
Consumers are being bamboozled by jargon and technical language from banks and building societies, with only half of people knowing what an ISA is. Research from National Savings & Investments [...]
An estimated £1.3bn of loose change is sitting in coin jars across the country with the typical pot containing £40.80. The study from comparison site Gocompare found that 31.3m UK [...]
Confidence is growing in Taylor Wimpey as analysts at The Share Centre upgrade their recommendation on the house-builder’s shares to a ‘buy’. While its stock is off by 10% over [...]
Michael Krautzberger, Head of European Fixed Income at BlackRock, comments on German 10-year Bund yields crossing below 1% and provides some graphs for his analysis too. German short-dated yields have been low for several [...]
The UK’s Markit Household Finance Index rose fractionally to 42.2 in August, up from 42.0 in July but still well below the neutral 50.0 value says Markit, indicating pessimism. Negative [...]
Mining giant BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new (£8.4bn) metals and mining company specialising in aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel, and silver. BHP Billiton will [...]
Hargreaves Lansdown offers low cost income drawdown ‘retirement bridge’ to investors who have delayed annuity decision
Hargreaves Lansdown is offering a low cost drawdown plan which it terms a ‘retirement bridge’ with a minimum fee of £75+VAT. It says this will allow investors to draw their [...]
Aviva Investors is forecasting that the European ex-UK real estate market could return up to 8.2% a year over the 2014-2016 period and 7% per annum over the longer term [...]
Cormac Hollingsworth, research associate at thinktank the Social Market Foundation makes the case for why the financial watchdog should not have banned bank bonds known as Cocos from the the [...]
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