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How to get exposure to London property

Marcus Phayre-Mudge, manager of the TR Property Investment Trust, has warned that Britain is “exporting” London’s most valuable property abroad. “Central London is a very international market,” he said. “Every

Analysis

US: Ditch treasuries and consider energy stocks

Oil prices in particular have been a focus and while oil has declined in recent months, prices have been inching higher more recently and are above the $85-per-barrel level they

Analysis

Japanese equities have further potential

During these 20 years, I’ve witnessed two major bull markets, two major bear markets and a handful of bubbles bursting. But I’ve always been of the mind that over the

News

Over 55 and want to downsize?

Keymove Property Services, part of Key Retirement Solutions, is launching as research suggests one in five people is looking to downsize their home to raise cash in the next five

Analysis , Shares

A machine that pays you to enjoy life

There seems to be a misconception that insurers are still trying to wriggle out of claims and that cover is a waste of money. This is having a massive effect

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Hidden execution-only fund charges banned

The financial regulator has issued new rules banning execution-only platforms from taking “rebates” from fund managers – often taken directly out of the customer’s annual fund management charge. Instead, execution-only

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Heavy penalties in store for late tax returns

Taxpayers who missed the 31 January deadline for online returns are already liable for a £100 penalty for late payment, but from May 1st they also face an additional penalty

News , Property

Pensioners doling out cash to kids

The insurer conducted research that showed that 40% of those expecting to start withdrawing from their pensions this year are still providing financial support to a dependant.  An average of

Alternative Investments , News

UK avoids triple dip: Investors warned not to overpay for safehavens

Despite the uplift the statistics still suggest that underlying growth is flat lining with first quarter GDP estimated to be 2.6% below the peak in Q1 2008. The marginal improvement

Analysis , Property

How to make the most of income drawdown

Now’s not the time to go into the nuts and bolts of what GAD rates are (GAD stands for Government Actuary’s Department). All you really need to know is that