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Dear future British Government, “We’ll build £30bn worth of new homes to rent, if you give us the right environment”

Better Renting for Britain campaign brings together pension funds, developers and housing associations

Dear future British Government, “We’ll build £30bn worth of new homes to rent, if you give us the right environment”

Developers, pension funds and housing associations have launched a campaign for the next government to create the right environment to encourage home building for long term renters with £30bn of [...]

Rising life expectancy means you need to keep testing your financial plans

Rising life expectancy means you need to keep testing your financial plans

Ben Kumar, investment manager at Seven Investment Management, looks at the implications of rising life expectancy for the state pension and your plans. The basic state pension, in more or [...]

Heating vs health: 15,000 died from cold homes last winter

Heating vs health: 15,000 died from cold homes last winter

Sky-high energy bills mean the number of cold home deaths has risen to the highest level in five years.   According to the Energy Bill Revolution, 14,780 people died unnecessarily [...]

We’ve underestimated life expectancy, study warns

We’ve underestimated life expectancy, study warns

Life expectancy is increasing faster than first thought leaving savers facing a dilemma about how to fund longer retirement.   A new study by Imperial College London calculations on longevity [...]

Pension freedoms could leave divorcees out of pocket

Pension freedoms could leave divorcees out of pocket

Divorcing couples who believe they are going to get their hands on their spouse’s pension could find themselves out of pocket thanks to pension freedom.   An unintended consequence of [...]

Lloyds takes £660m hit from TSB sale

Lloyds takes £660m hit from TSB sale

The sale of TSB has triggered a £660 million charge for Lloyds and pushed profits to fall 11% in the first quarter.   The £1.7 billion sale of TSB means [...]

Co-op Bank launches best two-year mortgage on the market

Co-op Bank launches best two-year mortgage on the market

In a further race to the bottom for mortgage rates, The Co-operative Bank has launched the UK’s lowest two-year fixed rate deal.   The new deal is fixed at 1.09% [...]

Church of England goes green: plans to sell fossil fuel investments

Church of England goes green: plans to sell fossil fuel investments

The Church of England is ditching it investment in fossil fuel companies after adopting a new climate change policy. It plans to sell investments in companies where more than 10% [...]

Apple Inc “is a one product company”

This quarter, once again, the iPhone stood out for its revenue and volume growth, spurred by China and emerging markets where Apple is winning over Android by a significant margin [...]

Forget about deflation and inflation – this is the year of ‘noflation’

The UK’s official inflation rate stayed at 0% in March, unchanged from February’s reading, with falls in clothing and gas prices countering a rise in petrol and food. The figure [...]

Political parties line up “drastic reductions in pensions tax relief”

Reading the pensions proposals within the major parties manifestos, anyone earning over £150,000 per annum would be forgiven for wondering what they had done wrong writes Matt Phillips, head of [...]

Over-50s missing out on the best mortgage deals

Thousands of people over 50 are missing out on the best mortgage rates because of their age, a new poll reveals. The study by Saga found that 12% of people [...]

Half of UK actively managed funds underperformed in 2014 says S&P Dow Jones Indices

More than half of UK actively managed funds underperformed in 2014 according to a new report from  S&P Dow Jones Indices. The new report called the Europe S&P Indices Versus Active [...]

Significant slip, or just a blip in emerging markets’ foreign exchange reserves?

Dr Mark Mobius of the Templeton Emerging Markets Trust, explains what the recent movement in emerging market foreign exchange reserves means for investors…. For those looking to invest in emerging [...]

Is the UK All Companies sector a buying opportunity?

The AIC UK All Companies sector is underperforming the investment company average over one year, but has seen compelling longer term performance. Here the experts share their views on the [...]

Five pre-election fund tips to ride out the uncertainty ahead of 7 May

With just over a week to go until the UK General Election, how should investors position themselves for life after 7 May? Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity Personal Investing [...]

Ashmore’s Jan Dehn: The failure of QE‏

Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore discusses why Quantitative Easing (QE) is failing as instead of funneling funds into the real economy, the policy is inflating bubbles in both [...]

Is value still to be found in Europe?

Anthony Rayner, co-manager of Miton’s multi asset fund range asks whether there is still value to be found in Europe… The over-arching theme in our portfolio for some time now [...]

First rate rise expected in early 2016, say experts

Members of the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%, the latest minutes reveal. Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at [...]

High earners should act sooner rather than later as Tories, Lib Dems and Labour all eye reducing top rate pension tax reliefs

Jason Hollands, managing director, business development, at Tilney Bestinvest looks at the threat to pension tax relief for big earners below. With the General Election just weeks away, the Conservative, [...]

What Tesco’s record-breaking loss means for investors

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at Tesco’s massive loss, which is the worst of any UK retailer on record… “This morning there were more dismal [...]

UK equity income sector provides 4.82% annual dividend growth

The UK equity income sector has delivered 4.82% annual dividend growth, the latest figures from the Association of Investment Companies reveal. Over the past 20 years  the income paid out [...]

The silver lining of slower growth

Russ Koesterich, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist explains why low growth is not all bad news… Stocks struggle amid more signs of sluggish growth Stocks struggled last week amid more [...]

China stimulus rolled out as growth stalls

Craig Botham, emerging markets economist at Schroders, comments on the Chinese data announced over the weekend… “A data-heavy week in China was capped by a larger-than-expected 100 basis points (bps) [...]

Pensions – four things to consider before investing in property

Select Property Group discusses what to think about before investing pension money in property in this sponsored article. Landmark pension reforms came into effect this week, and those with a [...]

Sponsor’s view – Pensions: 4 reasons why buy-to-let is such a strong investment choice

Select Property Group discusses the benefits of buy to let investing as a source of retirement income below. This month’s pension reforms are set to hand a generation of pensioners [...]

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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