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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...

'Investor confidence in asset classes jumps, but caution remains' - Lloyds
Friday 27 February 2015

February saw a large increase in investor confidence, following a dip last month, according to Lloyds Bank’s latest Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index...

UK equity markets are looking through electoral uncertainty, but for how long?
Friday 27 February 2015

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management   It was widely expected that 2015 was the year that election uncertainty in the UK would hold back the UK equity market and stall corporate investment...

Former foreign market traders sentenced to prison after defrauding investors
Friday 27 February 2015

Following prosecution by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), two former traders have been sentenced for defrauding investors.    After conviction in early January, Alex Hope and his co-defendant, Raj Van Badlo, have been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court...

Possible investment fallouts from May’s general election
Friday 27 February 2015

With fewer than 100 days to go until the general election in May, Nick Hungerford, CEO and founder of Nutmeg, shares his views on the likely fallouts for investment portfolios:   Markets are likely to view a Conservative victory as better for the long-term economic and investment outlook    “This is due to a number of factors, but put simply, amounts to Conservatives being lower debt, lower spending and Labour being higher debt, higher spending...

Woodford Investment Management to raise £200m through new trust
Friday 27 February 2015

Woodford Investment Management LLP has announced announces its intention to launch Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc.    The Trust will target £200 million of funds by means of a placing and offer for subscription of ordinary shares...

Where next for Greece after Syriza's election victory?
Friday 27 February 2015

By Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist and Strategist at Schroders   The recent Greek election resulted in the far-left Syriza party winning the most votes and parliamentary seats...

Crowdcube Co-Founder named as one of Britain’s Most Influential Entrepreneurs
Friday 27 February 2015

The co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, has been named by Debrett’s as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential People.    Darren Westlake was named in the list published in The Sunday Times...

Defaqto’s 2015 Diamond and Star Ratings now live
Friday 27 February 2015

This month Defaqto has announced the launch of the 2015 Diamond Ratings and Star Ratings. These ratings – used by many investors and advisers - provide independent, robust and trusted assessment of the quality of financial products and funds – including a wide range of advised product areas as well as funds and fund families...



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

Friday 27 February 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?

Friday 27 February 2015

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

Suite Properties: We buy, we sell, we finance

Friday 27 February 2015

At Suite Properties we buy and sell properties as well as finance all manner of property transaction...

Top tips for landlords

Friday 27 February 2015

Whether you are new to the buy-to-let market or an experienced landlord, you can always benefit from expert advice and guidance...

HS2 & Property Values: 3 Possible Outcomes

Friday 27 February 2015

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...



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