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Why mutuality matters to financial consumers

On 16th November Nationwide Building Society announced that Joe Garner will be taking over from Graham Beale as Chief Executive in spring 2016...

House prices continue to rise – but if you are on the housing ladder, mortgages are affordable

The latest figures from Nationwide Building Society show average house prices in October 2015 were 3...

Earnings Season: An early look at the US...

Despite the recent spate of market volatility somewhat alleviating valuation pressures, the current earnings season remains an important indicator for the growth prospects of both corporate America and equity markets generally...

Is the Treasury’s NS&I destabilising the savings market?

This month’s news that National Savings & Investments (NS&I) had a net inflow of funds of £5...

On-demand services to help improve your investment

Once upon a time, London’s new tech scene seemed to be made up of trendy aps that helped you pass your time in a hazy dream of lined-up fruit and Sims-esque farming...

Today's currency update: US Dollar softens against rivals

Pound Sterling   Wednesday’s British data showed construction growth failed to meet with market projections...

Tracker vs stock picker? A Nobel Prize winning mystery

In 2013 a strange thing happened at the Nobel Prize awards for Economics. This Nobel Prize has particular relevance for investors...

Investor tips for when markets 'plunge'

By Frazer Wilson, Senior Consultant at Thomas Miller Investment   Having seen markets gradually improve over the last six years, we have all become used to inflation busting returns, so what happens when volatility returns? How do investors navigate future volatility?   Here are some tips to help investors survive the volatile markets:   Don’t panic    When markets fall, they often do so quickly and recover slowly...

Crowdcube first platform to break £100 million investment barrier

Crowdcube claims it is the first investment platform to raise £100 million via crowdfunding and has now helped almost 300 businesses secure funding from investors...

Today's currency update: Dollar fluctuates as Pound receives boost

Pound Sterling   Yesterday’s slightly stronger-than-anticipated UK Manufacturing PMI initially gave the Pound a little boost, but the British currency later reversed gains against peers like the Euro and US Dollar...

Japanese yen – time to consolidate the gains?

The Japanese yen is trading at multi-year lows versus the US dollar and sterling. Its depreciation has been more pronounced over the past year, spurred by the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) additional stimulus in October 2014, when the central bank surprised the market by announcing an expansion of its asset purchase programme to an annual pace of 80 trillion yen...

The single solution to all our biggest investment mistakes

The Express recently discussed the biggest investment mistakes and how to avoid them. The advice is largely good, but is far more complicated and effortful than investing needs to be...

Today's currency update

Pound Sterling   On Wednesday the Bank of England’s (BoE) meeting minutes drove the Pound higher across the board, with the British currency returning to trend close to an 8-year high against the Euro...

Repression, uncertainty and gamma – implications for the private investor 

It’s a truism that investment goals are affected by numerous variables. It’s also true that those variables are too many to mention and difficult to predict...

How to get high long-term returns for your savings

Most UK investors hold their long term savings in cash. They regards the stock market as far too risky...

Greece reaction: Market risk to stay elevated but pragmatism should prevail

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director, Heartwood Investment Management   European equities are trading lower on the surprise outcome of the Greek referendum result on the international bailout conditions set by the European Union (EU)...

What Could Affect UK House Prices in 2015?

The UK housing market is one of the most well-developed in the world due to the wide range of mortgage options available...

Salesman sentenced for unauthorised investment scheme

A salesman has been sentenced to six years and nine months imprisonment for his involvement in operating an unauthorised collective scheme...

‘Investors need to accept lower returns in new investment era’

Investors need to accept the dawning of a new investment era, warns the boss of independent financial advisory deVere Group...

New chairman at London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced the appointment of a new chairman.    Donald Brydon CBE has been appointed as chairman, following Dr Chris Gibson-Smith’s retirement after 12 years in the position...



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