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Although the Pound showed remarkable resilience in the build up to the UK General Election, the currency fluctuated as the public cast their votes in what was being touted as the most unpredictable election in living memory...

Former chief exec of stockbroker fined and banned by FCA
Sunday 24 May 2015

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned a former chief executive of a stockbroker from holding a position in the financial services industry and fined him £450,000...

Investor sentiment hit a high in March, says Lloyds
Sunday 24 May 2015

Last month saw overall investor sentiment hit a high of 16%, according to Lloyds’ Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index.    Net sentiment increased for seven of the ten asset classes surveyed with only a modest decline for the other three, leading to its highest overall score since June 2014...

‘Investors not satisfied with lack of commitment from providers’
Sunday 24 May 2015

Investors are not satisfied that their pension and investment providers are committed to supporting the new financial freedoms which came into effect this week, according to research by DIY investment platform TD Direct Investing...

The return of the patient investor
Sunday 24 May 2015

In a recent speech, the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andrew Haldane, raises the question as to whether the global economy is sitting at the cusp of a period of secular innovation (the optimist view) or secular stagnation (the pessimist view)...

Managing My Investments launch coincides with the start of the pensions revolution
Sunday 24 May 2015

Managing My Investments (MMI) - the new MOOC produced by the True Potential PUFin Centre at the Open University - goes live on 11th May on FutureLearn...

Tories are top of the stocks, research suggests
Sunday 24 May 2015

The UK stock market has performed almost twice as well under Conservative governments, according to financial services provider Hargreaves Lansdown (HL)...

ISA ‘early birds’ will reap investment rewards, says Nutmeg CEO
Sunday 24 May 2015

Investors who invest a lump sum into their ISA allowance now – at the start of the 2015/16 tax year – will benefit from a whole year of compound returns, resulting in greater returns than if they were to invest at the end of the tax year, according to Nick Hungerford, CEO of Investment firm Nutmeg...

Either/or, or the best of both? The promise of Smart Beta
Sunday 24 May 2015

By Mike Abbott, Head of Wealth at Sable Group   2014 was a bad year for active managers: according to a recent article in the FT it was the worst on record...



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Sunday 24 May 2015

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Help your tenants to help you (and themselves!)

Sunday 24 May 2015

IT’S universally acknowledged that being a landlord has its fair share of headaches. No matter how nice your tenants are; you’re still leaving them in charge of your most valuable possession, which is a stressful prospect...

On-demand service industry turning heads for tech-friendly investors

Sunday 24 May 2015

Laundrapp, Hassle, Boxman, 1Roof, Pact Coffee – perhaps not household names just yet, but all London-based disruptor services that share a few things in common...

The Beauty of Mobile Trading Technology

Sunday 24 May 2015

Over the last decade, the developments in mobile technology have been beyond count. Ten years ago, could any among us have prophesied the full genius of smartphones? Could we have imagined how frequently we would use them; that they would have become a tool for everything from shopping to trading; or that last year 40 per cent of online sales were made via a mobile device? The honest answer to these questions must inarguably be a resounding ‘no’...

Since Zopa launched 10 years ago, a lot has changed

Sunday 24 May 2015

Since 2005 the moon has moved fifteen inches further away from the earth and if you laid out every iPhone sold you could wrap them around the world, twice, representing a decade of massive change...



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