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Billions wasted due to growth of in-work poverty

The rising number of working people living in poverty is causing the Government to spend billions more than planned on social security, according to a new TUC report...

Where to consider investing in 2014

On the eve of its third birthday, Stuart Reeve, co-fund manager of BlackRock’s BGF Global Equity Income Fund, reflects on the last three years, discussing where he currently sees opportunities in the global equity market and shares his outlook expectations for 2014...

'Bank of England can start to plot exit route'

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to keep policy unchanged in December, leaving the bank rate on hold at 0...

Avoid being defrauded online this Christmas

The European Commission has issued the folowing tips to help people spend money safely online this Christmas: All that glisters is not gold Offers too good to be true often are too good to be true...

4 in 10 'worse off after Autumn Statement'

Despite the Chancellor hailing an era of economic growth, four in ten consumers (41%) believe that they will be worse off following last week’s Autumn Statement, according to uSwitch...

Indonesia among most appealing long-term growth propositions

Here Nicholas Cowley, Investment Manager, Global Emerging Markets at Henderson Managed Investment Trusts considers the investment potential offered by Indonesia...

Mortgage market continues to be driven by building societies

Building societies and other mutual lenders continue to be the main growth driver in the UK mortgage market with net lending of £1...

6 in 10 people have lived in same house for 15 years

A remarkable lack of mobility among British households has been revealed in new research from mortgage and loan broker Ocean Finance...

Families in emergency B&B accommodation at highest in decade

More that 2100 homeless families in England were living in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation at the end of September, according to new Government figures – the highest number for a decade...

‘Squeezed middle’ ignore savings woes in favour of irrational optimism

As many as 4 in 5 "squeezed middle" families in Britain are failing to save enough each month, despite being on incomes of over £30k a year...

Top ten tips for DIY investing

The Alliance Trust Savings platform, which has been specifically designed to help investors with all levels of experience manage their investments, has seen a surge in DIY investing since the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR)...

Monetary policy divergence set to create new opportunities for bond investors

Here Rick Rieder and Scott Thiel, co-managers of the BGF Fixed Income Global Opportunities Fund, outline their views on the global bond markets...

Male investors still outnumber women

The number of female retail investors is at levels well below that of their male counterparts according to new research...

'Mexico growth will further accelerate in 2014'

While structural reforms are pushing Mexico’s potential growth higher, the immediate growth prospects are also good thanks to the US demand recovery, increased public spending, more infrastructure investments and the gradual softening of the impact of the recent fiscal reforms on consumer and business sentiment, ING Investment Management International (ING IM) has predicted...

Businesses warned to plan payments over Christmas

UK businesses are being urged to plan in advance to avoid missing crucial payments over the Christmas holidays...

Christmas shoppers cash in on shop price deflation

Overall shop prices reported annual deflation for the seventh consecutive month in November, slowing to 0...

Families to pay more for childcare despite tax relief plan

Many families will have to spend more of their disposable income on childcare under Government plans, according to analysis from the think tank IPPR...

Strong increase in sustained house building activity

Figures released in the lastest HBF Housing Pipeline report show a big increase in the number of planning permissions being granted for new homes...

Stocks push higher but bubble fears unwarranted

Here, Russ Koesterich, BlackRock’s Global Chief Investment Strategist, provides his latest weekly commentary Blame Washington: Consumer Confidence Remains Shaky US economic data continues to come through in fits and starts, with some areas showing signs of genuine improvement and others remaining stuck in neutral...

Asset finance industry supports recovery in construction sector

The latest figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business provided to fund investment in construction equipment grew in October by 41% (to £134million), and by 13% over the last 12 months (to £1...



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