This morning Willis Owen gave details of its best selling funds. Two of the top five funds in January were the Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income, news which is perhaps a little surprising. It is difficult to know quite … Read More
The following report is definitely worth a look if you are an income investor. Trade website Money Marketing has published its annual research looking at the income funds which pay the best dividends. The website is primarily aimed at independent … Read More
Fidelity is surely aiming to spike the guns of Hargreaves Lansdown with its latest offer to refund any charging differences between a fund on its platform and the same fund at one of its main rivals. This is surely the … Read More
Standard Life has threatened to quit Scotland with the firm issuing its key concerns about a post independence Scotland along with its annual results. The Scotsman reported the news as a potential ‘retreat’ from Scotland. The figure that will concentrate … Read More
Perhaps the most eye-catching headline concerning Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp was the suggestion that Google had wanted to buy the firm for a paltry $1bn a year ago. That is certainly some price inflation given that the Facebook deal, admittedly … Read More
The FCA is to shake up the annuity market with a significant investigation that deploys its competition powers. It will also look at other issues surrounding retirement decisions. This may be of interest to Mindful Money readers but, we hope, … Read More
Information is beginning to emerge about the new investment management firm to be set up by Neil Woodford. Reports last week suggested that the operation will be called Woodford Investment Management backed, as we know, by Oakley Capital. That will … Read More
Have some investors made a category error when it comes to Twitter? Should they be surprised that the stock is behaving differently from other social media platforms? Could that be because it may not be a social platform but a … Read More
The decision by Hargreaves Lansdown to reverse plans to charge a separate fee for investment trusts should be welcomed by all investors. It certainly shows that customers of investment platforms are not passive (in the general sense) users of such … Read More
As more platforms reprice it may make sense to keep Isa and Sipp money in different places (with links to a price list).
The following link from the Lang Cat Financial blog is well worth a look. With Halifax and Bestinvest announcing their repricing plans at the end of the last week, the consultancy has crunched the numbers to see which financial platform … Read More
John Lappin, the editor of Mindful Money, has been a financial journalist for more than 15 years. He was a long standing editor of financial newspaper and website Money Marketing and was Headline Money journalist of the year 2009. He believes it is essential that trust is rebuilt between consumers and the financial services industry though most of the onus is on the industry to demonstrate this trust. Without this, consumers and investors will remain undersaved, underinvested and underinsured with huge implications for themselves, their families and for the country too.