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Drivers stand to save £146 per year due to lower prices at the pump

Drivers stand to save £146 per year due to lower prices at the pump

Motorists stand to save an average of £146 per year as a result of lower petrol prices, new calculations reveal. The analysis, from  Hargreaves Lansdown, suggests that consumers will save [...]

A quarter of parents of young drivers are fraudulently “fronting” car insurance policies

A quarter of parents of young drivers are fraudulently “fronting” car insurance policies

A quarter of parents of young drivers are fraudulently ‘fronting’ car insurance, by putting the policy in their own names in order for their for their children to save money. [...]

Apple posts highest quarterly profits of any public company

Apple posts highest quarterly profits of any public company

Apple has posted the biggest quarterly profit ever recorded by a publicly-owned company as sales of its larger handset, the iPhone 6, soared over Christmas. The US technology giant said [...]

Stamp duty changes prompt highest number of home buyers for any December in a decade

Stamp duty changes prompt highest number of home buyers for any December in a decade

Estate agents reported the highest number of registered home buyers per branch of any December for a decade last month. Stamp duty reforms announced at the start of December helped [...]

EDF cuts prices by a “paltry” 1.3%

EDF cuts prices by a “paltry” 1.3%

EDF Energy has become the last of the big six suppliers to announce a cut to gas prices, but the drop has been described as ” absolutely paltry” at just [...]

Annuity rates take another tumble

Annuity rates take another tumble

Pensioners who want to convert their retirement savings into an income for life with an annuity are getting a worse deal than a year ago as gilt yields caused rates [...]

Almost five million people are at risk of poor pensions choices, says NAPF

Almost five million people are at risk of poor pensions choices, says NAPF

Nearly five million people are at risk of making poor decisions because of the Government’s retirement reforms, the National Association of Pension Funds has warned. The group has commissioned  a [...]

Millions to be compensated for worthless card protection insurance

Millions to be compensated for worthless card protection insurance

Millions of customers could be in line for compensation after being sold insurance for their bank cards which was worthless. The products were sold to customers on the promise that [...]

Smart money backing another hung Parliament in the UK says spread betting firm

Brenda Kelly, Chief Market Analyst at IG Group, discusses why the smart money is putting its weight behind a hung Parliament: “It is still 100 days to go until the [...]

Cost of home insurance falls 6%

The cost of home insurance has fallen by 6% for buildings cover and 5% for contents over the last year, new figures reveal. The average annual premium paid for building [...]

Greek elections: What to expect now – expert reactions…

Syriza has obtained a strong victory in the Greek elections gaining more than 36% of votes – we highlight the expert reactions below… Paras Anand, head of European equities at [...]

Has the ECB done the right thing with QE?

Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment looks into on European Central Banks QE plan… As the details of the ECB’s quantitative easing plan are brought into [...]

Where next for biotechnology stocks?

Martin Wales, equity analyst at M&G Investments examines the outlook for the biotech sector… The global biotech market is expected to grow 54% between 2012 and 2017. Biotechnology shares were [...]

Why Infinis Energy and Dixons Carphone are a ‘buy’ for The Share Centre

The Share Centre has added Infinis Energy and Dixons Carphone to its ‘buy’ list. The broker said that at Infinis Energy, a fall in share price and an a dividend [...]

MPC now voting nine to nil in favour of keeping base rate at 0.5%

The two dissenting voices on the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee have now come back into line with the rest of committee and no longer want to see a [...]

Nationwide launches lowest ten-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.84%

Nationwide Building Society is launching the lowest ten-year fixed rate mortgage on the market at 2.84% tomorrow. The deal, fixed until 2025, is available to borrowers with a 40% deposit [...]

Citizens Advice reveal locations for free pensions guidance

Citizens Advice has announced the first 44 bureaux in England and Wales which will be offering  face-to-face Pension Wise guidance sessions under a Government-backed initiative. Each delivery centre will have [...]

Strong dollar and weak oil price likely to boost Europe’s corporate profits

The strong rise in the US dollar and the fall in the oil price are likely to provide a boost to corporate profits in Europe and Japan this year asserts [...]

Climate change – an investment play for today?

It is often said that climate and carbon themes are not financially material risk factors in the short to medium term writes Axa Investment Management’s Luisa Florez… As an illustration, [...]

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 [...]

One in six suffer their financial woes in silence

One in six people have kept secrets from their loved ones by hiding or lying about rent or mortgage troubles. Struggling individuals will go to great lengths to hide their [...]

Burberry is a ‘buy’ says The Share Centre

Fashion house Burberry  has been branded a ‘buy’ by The Share Centre,  as sales at the group rose by 15% to £604m in the third quarter. The business, which features [...]

A third of 18-24 year olds have taken on a second job to make ends meet

A third of 18 to 24-year-olds have been forced to take on a second job, in order to make ends meet claims new research from budgeting account provider thinkmoney.co.uk. But [...]

12% of over-40s say they could manage on the State Pension alone

Given the significant amount of Britons saving nowhere near enough for retirement, some 12% of over-40s assert that they would be able survive solely on the State Pension if it [...]

Ticket operator Trainline.com gears up for IPO

The UK’s biggest train ticket retailer Trainline.com has announced its intention to float. The operator’s private equity owners Exponent, hired Morgan Stanley last July to oversee a potential £400m float, according [...]

Financial stress for UK households eases back for the first time in three years

Financial worries among UK adults have decreased for the first time in three years, claims new research from MoneySuperMarket. The comparison site’s analysis found that today some 15.6 million people, [...]

Euro plummets to nine-year low against the US dollar as ECB suggests QE is on the way

The euro has collapsed to a nine-year low against the US dollar as investors anticipate the European Central Bank (ECB) may take further action to prop up the region’s embattled [...]

How to get rid of the festive hangover and put your finances on the right track in 2015

If you’re suffering a financial hangover after the festive period, make sure you follow these steps in order to get back on track.   According to credit checkers Experian, 35% [...]

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