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Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping madness: how to avoid a debt hangover

Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping madness: how to avoid a debt hangover

Black Friday may have created chaos in shopping centres across the country today as shoppers tried to bag a bargain, but one in four of us will be turning to [...]

Heating versus health: 2,000 died last year due to cold homes

Heating versus health: 2,000 died last year due to cold homes

Over 2,000 people died last year as a result of living in a cold home as the decision between heating and eating hits households. Rising energy bills have placed a [...]

Help to Buy gets 54,000 people on to the property ladder

Help to Buy gets 54,000 people on to the property ladder

The government’s flagship homeownership scheme, Help to Buy, has helped 66,000 people to buy a property since it was introduced in April last year. Help to Buy was introduced in [...]

Autumn Statement wishlist: stamp duty reform and Junior ISA boost

Autumn Statement wishlist: stamp duty reform and Junior ISA boost

This year has seen an unprecedented shake up of the pensions and savings world but there are still expected to be some surprises when the chancellor takes to the stage [...]

Miton’s Jane expects ‘low growth world’ as economies focus on monetary policy

Miton’s Jane expects ‘low growth world’ as economies focus on monetary policy

Governments should focus on fiscal growth rather than tinkering with monetary policy in order to boost economies, argues Miton fund manager David Jane. Jane, who manages Miton’s multi-asset funds, said [...]

Self-employed? Don’t forget to focus on your pension as well as your business

Self-employed? Don’t forget to focus on your pension as well as your business

Two in five self-employed people are failing to save for retirement, ploughing money into their business rather than their pension. Research by Prudential shows 43% of self-employed workers have no [...]

House prices cool but for how long?

House prices cool but for how long?

There is more evidence that the UK property market is cooling off as house price growth in November fell to 0.3%. The latest figures from Nationwide’s house price index show [...]

Wife of hedge fund manager awarded £337m in landmark divorce case

Wife of hedge fund manager awarded £337m in landmark divorce case

The wife of a hedge fund multi-millionaire has won a £337 million pay out after a divorce battle in the High Court. Hedge fund manager Chris Hohn and his American [...]

Mindful Money’s new 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 [...]

Kames Capital’s CIO Stephen Jones: “Why interest rates will not rise in the UK next year”

Kames Capital’s chief investment officer Stephen Jones explains why he believes the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will leave the base rate at 0.5% throughout 2015 – despite [...]

Britons’ top financial stresses revealed…

When it comes to the financial issues that most stress Britons out, being embarrassed while out shopping because their card is declined or they can’t take out cash ranks highly. [...]

Axa Wealth to remove regular charges on platform in response to pension changes

Axa Wealth is set to it remove the regular charges on both its Pension Investment Account and drawdown services available via the Elevate platform. The charges will be removed for [...]

Schroders to launch fund for retirees using new pension freedoms

Schroders is launching a global multi-asset income fund  targeting investors who plan to take advantage of the new pension freedoms being granted by the Government and who are seeking an [...]

Warning about council tax scammers

A Government agency has warned against  scams by companies offering to challenge your council tax band. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA)  said it can be contacted to check or query [...]

Business lobby, the CBI, calls on Chancellor to focus more on infrastructure investment

Business lobby, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling on the Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement to focus on infrastructure investment, encouraging innovation and removing barriers to [...]

Brokers backing Prudential following strong market update

Given Prudential’s latest market update, brokers at The Share Centre are optimistic on the outlook for the life insurance giant and are tipping it as a ‘buy’. Following a strong [...]

Capricorns are most likely to buy a new car

Dealers looking to increase their new car sales in next year may well want to open their sales pitch by checking when customers celebrate their birthday. A recent survey by [...]

Gross mortgage lending jumps 8% year-on-year in October

Gross mortgage lending jumped 8% on an annual basis to reach £19bn in October according to the latest estimates from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The trade body’s latest [...]

Generalist VCTs dominate as trade body publishes the top 20 performers of the last decade

The Association of Investment Companies has published the statistics for the top 20 performing Venture Capital Trusts in the last ten years. The top 20 performers have paid out average [...]

Japan and Korea offer insight into the future‏ – comment from Ashmore

Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore discusses why taking a look at Japan and Korea could help form a view about the future, with both countries offering great insight [...]

Britons set to splash more than £17bn on Christmas cheer

British festive expenditure is set to top £17bn this year with Britons expected to splash out an average of £383 per person claims new research from MoneySuperMarket. The comparison site [...]

A third of young drivers happy to lie if it means a cheaper deal on car insurance

A third of young drivers are happy to lie if it means getting a cheaper deal on their car insurance. Research from switching site, Gocompare.com found that 33% of UK [...]

The reorganisation of Royal Mail continues with asset stripping high on the agenda, but will staff be next?

Alastair McCaig, market commentator at IG Group discusses the outlook for Royal Mail ahead of its results on this week… On Wednesday 19 November, ahead of a busy Christmas period, [...]

The launch of China’s Stock Connect scheme – expert reactions

Today marks the opening of the first trading link between Shanghai and Hong Kong. The scheme dubbed, Stock Connect, gives China the ability to open up its equity capital market [...]

Government extending 24-hour visa service to attract more business to Britain

Downing Street has today unveiled plans to extend its 24-hour visa service in a bid to attract more investment in the UK. As the Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in [...]

Bank of England Inflation Report: “A cautious outlook”

Schroders European economist, Azad Zangana, comments on this week’s Bank of England Inflation Report… Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney delivered a cautious outlook when presenting the November Inflation Report [...]

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