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House prices up 4.2% annually

The region in England and Wales which experienced the greatest increase in its average property value over the last 12 months was London with a movement of 10.9%. On a


New Ofgem rules could cut energy bills.

The news rules, which come into effect on 31 March, prevent the big six suppliers – British Gas (Centrica), EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, Scottish Power and SSE – from refusing


Drivers lose out by auto-renewing car insurance

According to the survey, 8.8 million drivers rolled-over their last car insurance policy without checking for cheaper premiums, missing out on savings of up to £238.51. The data showed that


Confident investors pour money into market

Analysis of the asset manager’s Global Investment Trends Report 2014, a survey of 15,749 investors across 23 countries, reveals 64% of UK investors are more confident about investment opportunities this


Rate rise could add £600 to mortgage payments

The report by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) and Barclays Mortgages found if the base rate rose five times – from 0.5% to 1.75% – between now

Analysis , Property

Understand the value of your pension

While most individuals are now aware of this change and might be making plans to apply for LTA protection, some individuals whose circumstances are less than simple may not appreciate


Relative Values

As in a Giving Circle, family philanthropy is a collaborative effort and reflects the shared values and interests of all those involved. Let’s look at the basics and benefits of


Two out of five Brits bank on the phone

The study found 42% now use a bank or building society’s mobile app for basic banking transactions on their smartphone making banking just slightly less popular than playing music. Consumer


CBI survey shows growth in High Street

The survey of 120 firms showed sales have grown for the ninth consecutive month, while retailers’ investment intentions for the year ahead were at their highest since November 2010. Sales

News , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

Young people flummoxed by stocks and shares ISAs

A study carried out on behalf of AXA Wealth has found that the lack of education and clarity around the government-backed tax-exempt investment vehicles illustrates the inevitable consequence that 18-34