Damian Stansfield

Damian Stansfield is managing director of Halifax Share Dealing at Lloyds Banking Group

Posts from Damian Stansfield

Analysis , Small Caps

Investor caution increases despite improving economy

The economic data for the UK has been getting better and better over the last few months. Unemployment has been falling, real wages are now rising for the first time

Analysis , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

Be comfortable with your ISA strategy

In his March Budget the Chancellor announced a number of major changes to ISAs for the coming tax year. One of these changes for the 2014/15 tax year is that

News , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

Doing it for the kids

Not least among these is the perennial issue of how to save for their children. The most straightforward option is to open a bank account or a basic savings account.


Investors should check what’s free on platforms

The forthcoming regulation from the Financial Conduct Authority is intended to improve the transparency of all charges associated with trading and holding funds; it will mean a sea change for


Will China keep performing?

This is significantly more than those who say South America (10.8%), Europe, (10.3%), or India (10.3%). At first glance this is not surprising; after all it is the world’s second

Alternative Investments , News , Small Caps

Property vs gold in a volatile equity market

But in the event of the unthinkable what can investors turn to? The old adage is investors look for something tangible, whether this is precious metals such as gold or


Investors still keen on emerging markets

There are no shortcuts to this and investors must utilise whatever data they can now and try to apply it to the future. At the moment, the talk has centred


Investors ditch financial services for energy and mining stocks

But there is a direct read-across for the Bank of England’s Mark Carney and when he believes interest rates should rise. Unlike the Prince of Denmark, the governor from Canada


How to pick an execution-only broker

There is no correct or incorrect answer as what is the right investment. It varies according to who is investing and is dependent on a number of factors, including your

Alternative Investments , Analysis

Different ways to buy gold

As a projection of personal wealth and prestige it has few equals, however the merits of gold as an investment also divides opinion like very few others. Attitudes towards gold