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British expats falling victim to scams and pushy financial salesmen

British expats falling victim to scams and pushy financial salesmen

Nearly a third of British expats have experience pushy sales tactics from offshore financial advisers.   Research by expat adviser AES International ,shows 30% of expats had a ‘negative’ experience [...]

How to pass your pension on after death

How to pass your pension on after death

New freedoms allow savers to pass their pension on to their loved ones, potentially tax free, so how do you do it?   The pension reforms have offered some real [...]

£400bn of investors’ money languishing in ‘dinosaur funds’

£400bn of investors’ money languishing in ‘dinosaur funds’

A massive £400 billion is being held in out-of-date ‘dinosaur’ investment funds in the UK.   According to research by Hargreaves Lansdown some of these funds started life in the [...]

How to make your personal ‘tax freedom day’ come earlier

How to make your personal ‘tax freedom day’ come earlier

This week you will be ‘tax-free’  after working 150 days for the taxman, but you can make this day come sooner.   Sunday 31 May marks ‘tax freedom day’ , [...]

Labour’s Burnham considering ‘death tax’ to pay for elderly care

Labour’s Burnham considering ‘death tax’ to pay for elderly care

Labour leader candidate Andy Burham has plans to levy an additional tax on estates in death to pay for long-term care.   Burham is believed to be considering a return [...]

TSB offers ‘breathing space mortgages’ with lower rate for first year

TSB offers ‘breathing space mortgages’ with lower rate for first year

TSB has launched a new range of mortgages that start with a lower interest rate to give new homeowners ‘breathing space’.   In the fierce battle between lenders that has [...]

Where’s your pension? Search for lost savings triples in a decade

Where’s your pension? Search for lost savings triples in a decade

The number of people searching for lost pensions has tripled over the past decade as people move from job to job and lose track of their savings.   Figures requested [...]

Barclays and HSBC swept into football corruption scandal

Barclays and HSBC swept into football corruption scandal

HSBC and Barclays have been dragged into the Fifa football scandal accused of handling suspect transactions.   The high street banks, along with Standard Chartered, have been named in legal [...]

Why has BP outperformed Shell? And will it continue?

Brewin Dolphin equity analyst Iain Armstrong takes a look at the differing fortunes of the two FSTE 100 listed oil majors BP and Royal Dutch Shell…  BP We know that [...]

Top performing but “largely unknown” India and China stocks

As regional allocation comes to the fore in the emerging markets, Gary Greenberg, head of Hermes emerging markets (EM) reveals some of his top developing market picks… The paths of [...]

Increasing salaries among women knock nine months off the wait for their millionaire payday

Rising incomes for women mean that over the course of the past year they have shaved on average nine months off the age they will be when they reach £1 [...]

Are further taper tantrums in store for global investors?

Russ Koesterich, BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist, takes his weekly look at the world’s markets noting the potential for further unrest but also opportunities overseas… Stocks eke out slight gains [...]

Ten tips for savers and retirees under new pension rules

Following the introduction of new pensions  freedoms in April, retirees have greater flexibility, but are also exposed to more risk. Standard Life’s Julie Hutchison gives her tips for how to [...]

Newton loses star fund manager Jason Pidcock to rival Jupiter

Jason Pidcock lead manager of the Newton Asian Income fund since November 2005 is leaving the group to join Jupiter. Pidcock had established himself as a leading fund manager in [...]

Can currencies save economies?

Much has been said of global currency wars in the past few years writes Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for Europe at J.P. Morgan Asset Management…  If there has been [...]

Latest eurozone PMI points to slowdown

The latest economic indicators from the eurozone suggest growth across the currency union has slowed back down after the slight pick-up in the first three months of the year. May’s [...]

What changes can we expect under a new pensions minister?

As Ros Altmann begins her new role as pensions minister, Kate Smith, regulatory strategy manager at Aegon looks at what changes might be afoot in the coming months… Dr Ros [...]

M&S is a ‘buy’ for Share Centre, as it posts first annual profit rise for four years

As Marks and Spencer posts its first rise in annual profits for four years, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what these mean for investors… This [...]

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 [...]

Reader offer: discount for attending the Lansons Future of Financial Services Conference

Consultancy Lansons is offering readers of Mindful Money a 33% discount to attend the third Future of Financial Services Conference on 2 June. The conference, which is aimed at financial [...]

Share Centre says Vodafone is a ‘buy’ despite profit fall

As Vodafone reports its full year results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he rates the company as a “buy” for investors… This morning, mobile [...]

Technology firm Stadium Group is a ‘buy’ for more intrepid investors say brokers

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, highlights why Stadium Group is worthy of investors’ attention right now… Stadium Group is a UK based provider and manufacturer of [...]

First time buyers waiting way longer than originally expected to get onto the property ladder

While getting onto the property ladder is widely accepted to be an arduous task, it seems first time buyers are now waiting even longer than they originally planned to make [...]

UK workers still woefully unprepared for retirement

Only a mere 7% of the UK population is on track for the retirement they aspire to according to research from Aegon. No progress has actually been made in the [...]

Why the market is probably into “injury time” on the great bond bull market

Every now and then, markets deliver a wakeup call to question consensus and shake out lazy positioning in our view, a shake out from extreme levels explains a good deal [...]

Emerging markets “have had their day in the sun”

Investors should avoid emerging market equities this year as weaker commodity prices and a strong dollar continue to impact the asset class, Kames Capital’s chief investment officer Stephen Jones has [...]

Eurozone recovery is gaining momentum

Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders reflects on the eurozone GDP figures and what they mean for investors… The eurozone economies in aggregate grew by 0.4% in the first [...]

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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