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Cash no longer king as Britain goes cashless

Cash no longer king as Britain goes cashless

Britons are shunning notes and coins, with cashless payments now the favourite way to pay.   According to budgeting account provider thinkmoney, cashless payments have now officially overtaken cash as [...]

Property shortage means families hang on to homes for up to 28 years

Property shortage means families hang on to homes for up to 28 years

Illiquidity in the housing market has been highlighted by research of Hometrack that shows the period between home moves in some cities is as long as 28 years.   Research [...]

Cheapest ever mortgage launched as loan rates edge toward sub-1%

Cheapest ever mortgage launched as loan rates edge toward sub-1%

Yorkshire Building Society has edged closer to sub-1% mortgage rates with its launch of a new two-year fixed year deal.   The mutual has unveiled the UK’s lowest-ever fixed rate [...]

Severn Trent a ‘hold’ for low risk income seekers

Severn Trent a ‘hold’ for low risk income seekers

Shares in water company Severn Trent are a ‘hold’ after a ‘mixed bag’ of results.   The company reported a 53.5% fall in pre-tax profits to £148.2 million, from £318.9 [...]

Confidence in consumer spending hit by election but not derailed

Confidence in consumer spending hit by election but not derailed

Consumer spending confidence has dropped slightly but still remains near record highs.   The latest Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report shows that confidence took a backwards step last month after [...]

50% more young people to be priced out of housing market by 2020

50% more young people to be priced out of housing market by 2020

The number of young people able to buy a home could halve in the next five years, Shelter has warned.   A report by the housing charity said that unless [...]

Free your money! Today is Income Independence Day

Free your money! Today is Income Independence Day

Today is Income Independence Day and marks the point in the year when the average household has worked enough days to pay off their main living costs.   Research by [...]

One in seven retiring this year have no pension savings

One in seven retiring this year have no pension savings

One in seven people are set to retire this year with no pension and will be totally reliant on the state.   Research by Prudential reveals 15% of those planning [...]

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 [...]

Is the bond bubble bursting?

Jason Hollands, managing director of Tilney Bestinvest looks at the dramatic movements in bond markets and what they mean for investors… Global bond markets have experienced nothing short of a rout [...]

German bund market stirs global markets

David Absolon, investment director at Heartwood Investment Management looks at what recent volatility in the German bund market means for investors across global markets… When thinking about increasingly volatile markets, [...]

EasyJet is a ‘buy’ with profits of £7m

The Share Centre has rated EasyJet a ‘buy’ as the airline posts a £7m profit for the past six months, up from a loss of £53m last year. Forward bookings are [...]

Why pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline is a ‘buy’ for income seeking investors

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is a ‘buy’… The defensive nature of the GlaxoSmithKline and the competitive yields paid to investors [...]

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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