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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
Monday 27 April 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’
Monday 27 April 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
Monday 27 April 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
Monday 27 April 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
Monday 27 April 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
Monday 27 April 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
Monday 27 April 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...

£17m fine for Aviva Investors
Monday 27 April 2015

Aviva Investors has been fined £17.6m by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for systems and controls failings.   The FCA says these failings led to Aviva Investors’ failure to manage conflicts of interest fairly...



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Monday 27 April 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

Monday 27 April 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...

Visa Technology Europe is constantly working on making paying using Visa easier, quicker and safer

Monday 27 April 2015

Nicolas Huss, the Chief Executive Office at Visa Technology, talks us through the latest ideas currently being worked on by Visa...

Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Monday 27 April 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015...

Are you aware of the risks that could threaten your lettings business?

Monday 27 April 2015

There are many reasons why you choose to let your property, but being a landlord is not without challenges and there is risk...



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