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Sainsbury’s posts first loss for 10 years amid intense competition from Aldi and Lidl

Sainsbury’s posts first loss for 10 years amid intense competition from Aldi and Lidl

Sainsbury’s has posted its first year’s loss in a decade as intense competition from discount retailers like Aldi and Lidl continues to impact sales at the main supermarket chains. The [...]

Mortgages are the hardest financial product to switch since tougher checks have come into force

Mortgages are the hardest financial product to switch since tougher checks have come into force

New research has highlighted a dramatic reduction in number of consumers saying it was easy to switch their mortgage since new rules came into force under the Mortgage Market Review [...]

Money Advice Service debt advice sessions reach 252,000 over the past year

Money Advice Service debt advice sessions reach 252,000 over the past year

The Government-funded Money Advice Service provided 252,000 free debt advice sessions in the year to the end of March. Contacts with customers totalled 22.25m for the year, including website visits, [...]

A third of streets have an empty property on them

A third of streets have an empty property on them

A third of British streets are blighted by empty homes with Liverpool, Glasgow and Sheffield the cities worst affected. According to research from Nationwide Building Society, almost a third of [...]

HSBC nears decision over relocation as profits rise

HSBC nears decision over relocation as profits rise

HSBC has said it will decide whether or not to move its headquarters out of the UK within months as it reported  4% increase in first quarter profits to $7.1 [...]

Fund picks for a royal baby’s junior ISA

Fund picks for a royal baby’s junior ISA

As the Royal Family celebrates the birth of baby Charlotte, Andy Parsons, head of investment research at The Share Centre, suggests three funds for new parents considering opening a Junior [...]

Numbers asking for valuation of their defined benefit pension rocket says pension consultancy Mercer

Scheme members considering transferring to defined contribution to access pension freedoms

Numbers asking for valuation of their defined benefit pension rocket says pension consultancy Mercer

The number of people asking for a valuation of their defined benefit pension has increased by 60% as according to global pension consultancy Mercer. In an analysis across the pension [...]

Making minor modifications to your car may invalidate your insurance

Making minor modifications to your car may invalidate your insurance

Motorists have been warned that making minor moderations to their vehicle could invalidate their insurance if not declared. Adding performance and aesthetic modifications to your car can trigger huge premium [...]

The view on sterling and the election – volatility but no clear direction

Ugo Lancioni, Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income and Currency at Neuberger Berman gives his view on the UK and the election. The U.K. is about to vote in one of [...]

Emerging markets buck the trend as world equities come under pressure

Russ Koesterich, global chief investment strategist at Blackrock, takes a look at the past week’s movements in world investment markets… A lacklustre week for stocks—and bonds Last week was characterized [...]

Lloyds Bank cuts mortgage rates

Lloyds Bank has cut rates on its two year fixed rate mortgages for first time buyers, homemovers and those looking to remortgage. It says that some of these rates are [...]

BP is rated share of the week by the Share Centre

The Share Centre has rated BP as a buy and says the firm is being proactive in taking action to cope with the lower oil price. Helal Miah, investment research [...]

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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