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Is the London house price bubble bursting?

The latest data show house prices falling in London for the first time since 2009 when the country was in the immediate aftermath of the global banking crisis...

Can consumers steal a march on the markets when it comes to interest rates?

Following the rise in price inflation in recent months and messages emanating from the Bank of England and UK economists it seems that Bank Rate - also known as the ‘official interest rate’ - will soon be raised by the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)...

Pension awareness has to start with the government

Pension Awareness Day, 15 September, is becoming an important annual fixture. It aims to encourage us to save for retirement and help employers communicate pensions simply to their workers...

How do you assess the performance of your fund manager?

The traditional way in which fund manager performance has tended to be judged is against the performance of other fund managers with similar investment objectives...

Women bearing the brunt of the financial fallout from state pension reforms

From the moment the True Potential PUFin Centre launched ‘Managing My Money ‘ - its first free online course - in 2014 it became abundantly clear that pensions are the greatest personal finance issue in this country...

Every Landlord Should Be Aware of How to Gain An Edge in Today's Fast Paced Construction Industry

Any UK landlord who wants to keep satisfying the needs of his/her tenants and stay ahead of the competition needs to become more aware of the everyday changes occurring in today’s dynamic construction industry and be prepared to use said changes to his/her advantage...

Applying the brakes to consumer credit – lenders take prompt from BoE

Over the past year the Bank of England has regularly expressed concern at the pace of growth of unsecured lending in the UK...

Two years on from the pensions revolution are people taking advantage?

The pension reforms introduced in 2015 have given those aged 55 years or older greater flexibility to access and use the funds in their pension ‘pots’...

Is the end in sight for the triple-lock on state pensions?

The Conservative’s general election manifesto includes the plan to end the triple-lock on the annual increases in state pensions from 2020...

Understanding the Lifetime ISA

There’s a new kid on the block. The Lifetime ISA, or Lisa as it’s commonly known, allows 20 to 39 year olds to invest up to £4,000 a year until they are 50 and, for each £100 invested, the government will add £25...

After ten months the Brexit economic honeymoon is over

Those forecasting an economic catastrophe in the wake of the Brexit vote in last June’s referendum may have spent much of the past year reflecting on whether they called it right – with retail sales surging, the FTSE-100 hitting a record high and unemployment falling to its lowest rate since 2005...

Unemployment now as low as 1975 – but there’s no upward pressure on earnings inflation

The latest unemployment and earnings data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) portray an interesting picture of the labour market in the UK...

Timing the market? ‘Pound cost averaging’ can make life easy

One overworked cliché about decisions to buy or sell shares and other securities is ‘get your timing right’...

The rise of asset allocation

Since the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, investors have woken up to the fact that it makes sense to reduce risk by investing in a range of overseas markets in a number of different currencies...

The FTSE at an all-time high - great news, provided your ‘home’ currency is sterling

In a year of political turbulence, dominated by the unexpected Brexit vote in the UK in June and Donald Trump’s surprise triumph in the US presidential election in November, the FTSE-100 has had a stellar year...

Payment scams – have the banks been let off the hook?

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has called for banks to do more to prevent scams where people are tricked into transferring money to fraudsters...

Demystifying the art of copying most profitable traders and Winning!

Observing trade signals is difficult especially for newbies. They seek shortcuts and ways to copy or borrow the ideas from other successful investors to become fruitful in the market...

Investing in LISAs may seem like a ‘no-brainer’ - but be alive to the rules

From next April those aged between 18 and 40 years will be eligible to open up Lifetime Individual Savings Accounts – or LISAs – to save towards the purchase of a first property or to provide funds in later life, from the age of 60...

Should we be worried about the UK’s £1.5 trillion personal debt burden?

The latest figures show that the total personal debt in this country has now reached £1.5 trillion...

Outsourcing Investment Management – How Can it Benefit You?

Looking after all your personal investments can be a big task, involving a lot of time and effort...



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