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As the Scottish public said no to the chance of becoming an independent country with the ‘No’ campaign claiming 55 per cent of the vote, a range of industry insiders have commented on the fall-out for investors and savers: Mark Dampier, Head of Investment Research, Hargreaves Lansdown commented: “From an investor’s perspective, it is a relief to resolve this uncertainty and the markets look to react accordingly...

Growing appetite for institutional investment in residential property, says Mill Group
Saturday 20 September 2014

Despite an increase in the number of organisations investing in private rented residential property, market fragmentation and supply shortages are preventing larger-scale investment, according to research from property investment managers Mill Group...

Fourth edition of The Naked Trader announced
Saturday 20 September 2014

After selling over 100,000 copies since its publication in 2005, The Naked Trader is now available as a fourth edition.   Written by Robbie Burns, the stock market investment book uses a combination of real-life trading examples as well as candid advice and has been updated and expanded for a new generation of readers...

P2P lending industry now worth over £2 billion, figures show
Saturday 20 September 2014

The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending industry in the UK is now worth over £2 billion, according to figures from AltFi Data.    The P2P Lending segment of the Liberum AltFi Volume Index, which tracks the cumulative lending volume of the UK’s major P2P lending platforms, now stands at £2...

Financial adviser banned and fined £300,000 by FCA
Saturday 20 September 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined and banned Peter Carron, a financial adviser, for misadvising eleven clients.    Carron, formerly a senior partner at St James’s Place Wealth Management Plc, advised eleven clients to invest a total of £2...

Should investors worry about the Scottish referendum?
Saturday 20 September 2014

A week today the people of Scotland will go to the ballot box to decide on the future of their country, consumer investment platform Trustnet Direct has taken a look at the impact of the referendum on investors:   Market volatility    It's no secret that financial markets detest uncertainty, so it would be no surprise to see some skittish behaviour for London-listed stocks as the date of the vote nears...

Two out of top three investments are UK asset classes, says Investor Sentiment Index
Saturday 20 September 2014

At the start of this month two of the three top-performing asset classes in terms of consumer confidence were Sterling-denominated, according to the monthly Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index...

Schroders announces departure of Julie Dean
Saturday 20 September 2014

Schroders has announced the departure of Julie Dean, whose predominant role was managing the Schroder UK Growth Investment Trust.   After joining at the time of the acquisition of Cazenove, Dean also managed the UK Opportunities fund since 2002, over which time she returned 314% compared to 190% from the FTSE All-Share...

easyProperty goes crowdfunding ahead of next week’s launch
Saturday 20 September 2014

Less than a week before launching, easyProperty, the new online estate agent from easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and property entrepreneur Rob Ellice, has announced a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube...



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Saturday 20 September 2014

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Introducing NISAs – the new tax-efficient investing account

Saturday 20 September 2014

The government offers generous tax breaks to encourage you to save, and one of the most popular and accessible is a NISA...

Psyche of British Investors unveiled - and it's good news for the UK Property Market

Saturday 20 September 2014

A recent survey has found that property continues to be the investment category of choice for UK investors...

What if..?

Saturday 20 September 2014

Although property is by far the most secure investment vehicle, offering the highest returns, many people still have their misgivings...

Property is back!

Saturday 20 September 2014

We’ve all seen the figures and read the endless reports about the property market coming back to life...



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