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In recent weeks the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued several warnings and consultations affecting the investment world. Here is a round up:    Concerns over SIPPs investing in Emmit plc   The Authority has raised concerns over investors transferring money into Self-Invested Personal Pensions – known as SIPPs – and using the funds to buy shares in Emmit plc (a company admitted to the AIM market on the London Stock Exchange)...

UK’s first crowdfunded ‘Coffee Bond’ launched
Monday 24 November 2014

London coffee house Taylor St Baristas has announced its intentions to raise up to £3 million through the launch of the UK’s first crowdfunded ‘Coffee Bond’...

China’s financial liberalisation steps open more investment opportunities
Monday 24 November 2014

By Jade Fu, Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment   This week Chinese authorities announced a major change to allow foreign investors access to China’s onshore (A-share) market...

Now is the time for investors to ‘show their bottle’, says business sales expert
Monday 24 November 2014

Investors with strong balance sheets must take the opportunity to ‘show their bottle’; this is according to James Waterhouse, Director of dealconnections, a portal listing businesses for sale...

Virgin Money announces IPO pricing
Monday 24 November 2014

Today Challenger Bank Virgin Money priced its long-awaited Initial Public Offering (IPO) at 283p per share.    The shares are now trading on the London Stock Exchange and the pricing places Virgin Money at the bottom of the price range, valuing the company at £1...

Deutsche AWM expands investment suite with launch of CROCI UK fund
Monday 24 November 2014

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM) has expanded its CROCI (Cash Return on Capital Invested) suite of ‘real value’ investments with the addition of a large-cap UK fund...

London Stock Exchange to launch midday auction
Monday 24 November 2014

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced that it will be introducing a new intraday auction for all SETS equities, the largest and most liquid shares traded on its markets...

Finding a sweet spot in the FTSE market mayhem
Monday 24 November 2014

By Mike Franklin, Chief Investment Strategist at Beaufort Securities   Since mid-May 2014, the FTSE 100 Index has fallen by around 10% to the 6,100 level...

Four in ten investors have more than 50% of their portfolios in UK shares and bonds
Monday 24 November 2014

British investors are becoming increasingly reliant on UK shares and bonds, new research shows.   Almost half (46%) said they have over 50% of their investment portfolio in UK shares and bonds, when questioned by fund manager Rplan...



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Monday 24 November 2014

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HS2 & Property Values: 3 Possible Outcomes

Monday 24 November 2014

High Speed 2 (HS2) is hugely controversial, but with high powered backing at the top echelon of government, it looks like it will be going ahead...

A bridging loan could be the key to expanding your property portfolio

Monday 24 November 2014

In a post-MMR environment where banks and building societies are increasingly reluctant to lend, the bridging finance industry has continued to flourish...

Luxury student accommodation draws investors to Liverpool

Monday 24 November 2014

The attention of property investors from all over the UK is being drawn to X1 Liverpool One, a selection of purpose-built luxury apartments located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre...

House Prices Predicted to Fall Soon, So Sell While You Can

Monday 24 November 2014

If you’re considering selling your house or your home is on the market and you’re currently taking viewings, you should be trying to pursue a sale now, as market research conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has found that house prices are likely to fall by a year-on-year rate of 0...



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