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Which towns pay the highest amount of income tax in the UK?

Which towns pay the highest amount of income tax in the UK?

While the typical worker pays an average of almost £5,000 in income tax new research shows that inhabitants of the ‘Beverly Hills of Britain’ can fork out up to three [...]

First Time Buyers pushed even further out of the property market

First Time Buyers pushed even further out of the property market

First time buyers are being further priced out of the property market and those aged 18 to 30 represented just 3% of all house sales in June. According to the [...]

Royal Mail shares fall as it warns investors that tougher competition will hit parcel revenues

Royal Mail shares fall as it warns investors that tougher competition will hit parcel revenues

Royal Mail has warned investors that earnings from its UK parcel business are likely to be lower than expected this year as a result of stiffer competition. In the group’s [...]

“Should I stay or should I go?” What to consider if your investment fund is under-performing

“Should I stay or should I go?” What to consider if your investment fund is under-performing

Patrick Connolly, certified financial planner at wealth manager Chase de Vere looks at how investors should view the progress of their investments, and explains why he believes certain fund critiques [...]

Tesco shares rise as retailer paves the way for new CEO

Tesco shares rise as retailer paves the way for new CEO

Despite a issuing a profits warning, shares in Tesco have risen as it announces that its current chief executive officer Philip Clarke is to leave the group in October. The [...]

Number of first-time buyers coming to the market rockets in 2014

Number of first-time buyers coming to the market rockets in 2014

The number of first-time buyers in the first six months of 2014 reached their highest level since 2007, according to the bi-annual Halifax First-Time Buyer Review. The research found there [...]

Mindful Money’s weekly share watch: Royal Mail, GlaxoSmithKline, Kingfisher & Unilever

Mindful Money’s weekly share watch: Royal Mail, GlaxoSmithKline, Kingfisher & Unilever

Given that Royal Mail’s shares have come somewhat back down to earth in recent months investors will be eager to hear about the group’s future strategy when it updates the [...]

Pension reforms: The six points savers need to know

Pension reforms: The six points savers need to know

Following the changes announced in this year’s Budget, from 2015 savers will be able to do as they please with their nest-eggs. We round up the key points the Treasury [...]

Your glasses may be stylish but is your eye test more important? The MM interview

The Mindful Money interview with Jeremy Chadwick, managing director, VSP Vision Care VSP Vision Care is a global firm specialising in providing eye care to employees as a workplace benefit. [...]

Households need to act swiftly or risk being hit with an energy bill rise of almost £200

Consumers on some fixed energy deals could see their bills rise by up to £188 a year unless they take swift action to move to a better deal. According to [...]

Britons turn away from big white weddings in favour of getting on the property ladder

More than a quarter, at 28%, of those aged between 18 and 34 would spend a £20,000 gift from their parents on a deposit for a house according to research [...]

Small caps firms embracing self-improvement to up their earnings

Henry Lowson, manager of the AXA Framlington UK Smaller Companies fund looks at how smaller companies are building value through acquisitions and expanding their global footprint… Smaller companies with good [...]

Eurozone annual inflation remains stable at 0.5% in June

Following the European Central Bank’s recent actions to stave off a period of deflation and boost economic growth in the Eurozone, the cost of living stabilised in the troubled region during [...]

100 year old investment trusts – the 10 that have increased their dividends for at least 30 years

As the centenary of the Great War approaches, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has taken a look at the investment companies that have been around for a hundred years [...]

592,695 current account switches in 2014

There were 592,695 current account switches in 2014 in the year to the 30th June – a 16% year-on-year increase on the year before says the Payments Council. In addition, [...]

Bill Mott, veteran income fund manager, to retire

Bill Mott is to retire from fund management stepping down from the PSigma Income fund. The current co-manager, Eric Moore will become co-manager alongside Gervais Williams. Mott will retire from [...]

Eurozone looks set for more disappointing growth numbers

The sharp fall in eurozone industrial production in May suggests that the recovery in the sector is flagging before it has even really begun. According to Capital Economics, production dropped [...]

UK families unaware of tax breaks that could benefit children

UK families could be using simple tax breaks to save for their children in the future, but many parents are not aware of how they could be saving on tax, [...]

Impact of tougher mortgage lending rules “more subtle than dramatic”

The impact of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), which introduced stricter lending criteria appear to be “more subtle than dramatic” says an industry trade body. The MMR, which was launched [...]

This is an “unloved” rally. Expect a bumpy transition to a normal environment says JP Morgan’s Stephanie Flanders

The market rally in the first half of 2014 is “unloved” says Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist, UK and Europe at J.P. Morgan Asset Management because investors know the days of cheap [...]

Platinum and Palladium ETPs see largest inflows in the second quarter

Platinum and palladium were the commodity Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) with the strongest demand in the second quarter with inflows $400m and $410m of inflows respectively according to ETF Securities. [...]

The Share Centre maintains M&S as a buy despite mixed results

The Share Centre has recommended investors buy Marks & Spencer despite a mixed set of results which saw food sales rise but clothing and online sales fall. Sales at the website were down [...]

The official return of bubble economics – Ashmore’s Jan Dehn

Last week’s Fed and ECB announcements have given both institutions the opportunity to speculate. Jan Dehn, Head of Research at Ashmore discusses the concept of bubble economics and the challenges [...]

Rents rise 4% in Prime Central London with Marylebone leading the way up 23%

Rents in central London has risen by around 4% this year says property investment firm London Central Portfolio reaching an average of £1.05 per square foot whilst void periods have [...]

Britons driven by cost when booking a holiday – and 15% cannot afford a break this year

With the holiday season fast approaching new research from Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank has underlined that the UK is driven by cost when booking a summer break. For almost [...]

Is now the right time to buy UK shares?

Nick Peters, portfolio manager at Fidelity Solutions,  explains why he maintains a clear preference for Japan and US equities… The strength of the UK’s housing-led recovery and the tone of [...]

Santander launches two year fixed rate bond paying 1.7%.

Santander has launched a new range of one and two year bonds paying 1.4% and 1.7% respectively. The bonds are available exclusively to new and existing Santander 1|2|3 Current Account, [...]

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