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Investor sentiment hit a high in March, says Lloyds

Wednesday 8th April 2015

Last month saw overall investor sentiment hit a high of 16%, according to Lloyds’ Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index...

The return of the patient investor

Wednesday 8th 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)...

Tories are top of the stocks, research suggests

Wednesday 8th April 2015

The UK stock market has performed almost twice as well under Conservative governments, according to financial services provider Hargreaves Lansdown (HL)...

Since Zopa launched 10 years ago, a lot has changed

Thursday 19th March 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 16th March 2015

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

Either/or, or the best of both? The promise of Smart Beta

Friday 6th March 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...

'Investor confidence in asset classes jumps, but caution remains' - Lloyds

Wednesday 25th 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...

Former foreign market traders sentenced to prison after defrauding investors

Monday 9th February 2015

Following prosecution by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), two former traders have been sentenced for defrauding investors...

Woodford Investment Management to raise £200m through new trust

Monday 9th February 2015

Woodford Investment Management LLP has announced announces its intention to launch Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc...

Crowdcube Co-Founder named as one of Britain’s Most Influential Entrepreneurs

Monday 9th 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...

A third of Brits would invest more if it was easier to transfer money

Monday 9th February 2015

A third of people in the UK, equivalent to almost 15 million adults, would save more if the process of opening savings / investment products and transferring money was made easier, according to the latest findings released by a grouping of companies from across the UK financial services industry...

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

Friday 23rd January 2015

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

UK inflation fall will help boost growth, says Schroders

Tuesday 13th January 2015

Today’s Office for National Statistics figures report a fall in annual CPI inflation from 1% to 0...

Marks and Spencer recommended as a ‘buy’, despite mixed results

Tuesday 13th January 2015

Marks and Spencer recently posted figures for Q3 2014 with food sales up by 0.1% and merchandise sales registering a fall of 5...

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

Monday 15th December 2014

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

Monday 15th December 2014

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

Mayor of London to invest £25m in tech start-ups through LCIF

Friday 5th December 2014

The Mayor of London will invest £25m in tech start-ups through the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), which this week announced its six partners who will bring the total of the fund up to around £80m...

Berkshire brewery to raise £4m through EIS

Friday 5th December 2014

West Berkshire Brewery (WBB) has announced that it is to raise £4m through a tax-efficient Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to build a new brewery, to cater for increased demand for its products...

'Commercial property has provided strongest returns in 2014' - Lloyds

Wednesday 26th November 2014

Investment returns on UK Commercial Property grew by 20.1% in the year to October - the highest among the nine key asset classes - new research by Lloyds Bank Private Banking has revealed...

It’s complicated: why the investor-advisor relationship must be realigned

Wednesday 26th November 2014

By Gaspar d’Orey, CEO and co-founder of Zercatto   In news that will surprise almost no one who invests in the stock market, research from the Cass Business School at City University, London has found that UK fund management fees are skewed in the interests of fund managers...

True Potential ranked as fastest growing financial and technology services outside London

Wednesday 26th November 2014

True Potential has been ranked as the fastest growing financial and technology services company headquartered outside London in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 50...

Top tips for landlords

Monday 24th November 2014

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 14th 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...

UK’s first crowdfunded ‘Coffee Bond’ launched

Thursday 13th 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’...

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

Thursday 13th 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...

Deutsche AWM expands investment suite with launch of CROCI UK fund

Friday 7th 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...

Lack of farmland pushes up prices

Monday 3rd November 2014

There is a lack of farmland available to buy, according to Smiths Gore, with 10% less farmland marketed so far this year compared to 2013...

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

Thursday 30th October 2014

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

The Eden Project raises £1.5m in just 20 hours

Thursday 16th October 2014

The UK’s most famous tropical garden - The Eden Project - is the latest in a line of big names to crowdfund for investment and has raised its target of £1...

FCA campaign to target those at risk of investment fraud

Thursday 16th October 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a national campaign to warn people about investment fraud and how to spot a potential scam...



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