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EE fined £1m over complaints mis-handling

EE fined £1m over complaints mis-handling

The telecoms regulator has fined mobile phone operator EE £1 million for complaints handling failures.   Ofcom said from 2011 to 2014, the firm failed to provide customers with full [...]

Pensions minister backs Nest retirement ‘blueprint’ to provide cash and income

Pensions minister backs Nest retirement ‘blueprint’ to provide cash and income

Pensions minister Ros Altmann has thrown her weight behind plans for a ‘default drawdown’ plan set out by the National Employment Savings Trust (Nest).   Nest set out a ‘blueprint’ [...]

Cut spending on benefits and Whitehall not hike taxes, urges taxpayer group

Cut spending on benefits and Whitehall not hike taxes, urges taxpayer group

The chancellor has been urged to cut spending on benefits and the public sector instead of hiking tax in next week’s Budget   The Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) has called on [...]

Pension tax relief: latest sign that it will be cut in next week’s Budget

Pension tax relief: latest sign that it will be cut in next week’s Budget

The odds of a cut in pensions tax relief have increased after the government published a paper looking at the merits of a reform.   Yesterday afternoon a briefing paper [...]

‘Bigger and bigger’ mortgages putting UK households at risk, says Bank

‘Bigger and bigger’ mortgages putting UK households at risk, says Bank

The Bank of England has warned that ‘bigger and bigger’ mortgages are stretching households whose incomes cannot keep up with the pace.   Bank deputy governor Jon Cunliffe warned that [...]

First-time buyer deposit increases to £30,000

First-time buyer deposit increases to £30,000

First-time buyers counted for nearly half of all mortgaged property purchases bought this year but had to put down an average of £29,894 as a deposit.   A total of [...]

Central London property Reit launches on AIM

Central London property Reit launches on AIM

A central London-specific real estate investment trust (Reit) has launched on the alternative stock market (AIM) today.   The K&C Reit will start trading today under the ticker KCR. Reits [...]

Hype surrounding the property market rebound cools down

Hype surrounding the property market rebound cools down

The renewed optimism across the UK’s property market appears to be fading with fewer homeowners anticipating an increase in the value of their home over the coming year, claims new [...]

US interest rate rise still looks likely to happen in September despite latest job numbers

The latest payroll numbers from the US came in weaker than some economists had been anticipating but given the drop in the unemployment rate, a September lift off for interest [...]

The folly of misfuelling – never assume your car insurance will pay out

Filling a diesel car with petrol can cause a huge amount of damage to its engine but it is a common mistake for rushing drivers – and not all insurers [...]

Shares in Persimmon are a ‘hold’ as the house-builder reports figures in-line with market expectations

As Persimmon updates the market, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it mean for investors… Persimmon’s first half trading figures proved to be in-line with [...]

Will the Bank of England be forced to raise interest rates this year?

Steven Bell, economist at BMO Global Asset Management looks at whether the Bank of England will be forced to raise base rates this year… Last month we took a look [...]

Are European powers trying to drive Greece out of the eurozone?

The Troika, with support from the German government, could be trying to force Greece out of the Euro, says Nigel Green the founder and chief executive of deVere Group… This [...]

Tullow Oil is a ‘buy’ despite profit drop

As Tullow Oil report its H1 figures, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they means for investors… “Despite declining profits in the first half of [...]

St Modwen Properties is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre

As St Modwen Properties reported a huge profit increase this morning, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it mean for investors… “This morning, St Modwen [...]

What tax changes are tipped for the Emergency Budget?

Ahead of the Emergency Budget next Wednesday, Richard Morley, partner of tax dispute resolution at BDO provides his predictions on what tax measures the chancellor may have in store… Much [...]

Greek exit not likely to be a Lehman Brothers moment

The path ahead is likely to remain unsettled for Greece, whatever the outcome of the referendum, says Ariel Bezalel, manager of the Jupiter Strategic Bond Fund. We have long held [...]

Emergency budget: will the government put an end to salary sacrifice?

Andy James, head of retirement planning, Towry comments on the speculation that salary sacrifice may be reduced or axed in the Chancellor’s Emergency Budget on 8 July… With the Government [...]

Why shares in investment firm St James’s Place are a ‘buy’

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping St James’s Place shares as a ‘buy’… As a leading financial services company with interests in [...]

Photo-Me shares a ‘buy’ as the group reports robust international progress

As Photo-Me reports its fourth quarter numbers, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it mean for investors… Surrey based photo booth and laundrette company Photo-Me [...]

Senior bankers can lose bonuses up to 10 years later if misconduct found as regulators publish new rules

UK regulators have published new rules allowing them to clawback bankers’ bonuses for up to 10 years if misconduct comes to light. The rules will come into force between next [...]

Cycling boom sees 75% rise in take up of bike insurance

The soaring popularity of cycling has triggered a spike in the number of people taking out additional cycle insurance, according to customer data from insurer Aviva. The figures show a [...]

Nearly a fifth of investment trusts appoint a new manager in the last year and a half

Almost a fifth (18%) of investment companies have appointed a new fund manager over the last year and a half, either as a sole manager or as part of a [...]

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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