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February ends with a whimper

February is going out on a dull note, with markets around the globe ending the month in mixed form. Europe and the UK are broadly lower, with an absence of

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ISAs: invest little and often

Over half of investors (55%) are unaware of the current tax free ISA allowance of £15,240, according to new research from The Share Centre. Over the past three years, the

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Strong year for engineering specialist Keller

Keller also raised its dividend from 25.2 pence per share to 27.1 pence. Commenting on the results, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean

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Andy Murray invests in Landbay via Seedrs

Landbay is back for its fifth Seedrs raise since December 2013. The proptech lender focuses on prime residential mortgages and claims to be the UK’s fastest growing peer-to-peer platform. The

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Fidelity sets pension stress test for Osborne

Ahead of March’s Budget, Fidelity International has set out clear set of five criteria that it believes will be crucial to deciding whether any change is a success. Is it

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Companies reporting results next week

Monday Bunzl (Q4 results) Bunzl’s approach of making acquisitions to boost revenue and profit continues to work well. This has led to improving dividends and strong share price performance. The

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Opening of China’s bond market is welcome

More recently, the focus [in China] has been on measures to limit outflows but this step represents a continuation of the medium-term opening policies. So far, we have seen an

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VCTs could be a pension alternative

With the annual pension allowance set to be slashed to as little as £10,000 for some high earners from April, more radical changes are also being mooted. The most radical

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RBS reports an eighth year of losses

Underlying profits at RBS, which is still 73% government-owned, dropped to £4.4bn, from £6bn a year earlier although the bank said it did deliver against its 2015 targets. RBS said

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William Hill announces share buyback

As William Hill reports its final results Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors. “In its full year results reported this morning,