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Infrastructure tipped for income growth

The firm said wider growth of the sector was likely to continue providing private investors with healthy dividends and a long-term income stream that is partly inflation linked. “With government

News , Property

Pensioner income drops a third in five years

Retirement income adviser Key Retirement Solutions claims the average retired household received around £1,863 – around 10% of their annual income – from investments and savings in 2007/08 before the

News , Property

Government clamps down on pension charges

Its first action will be to ban consultancy charges in automatic enrolment schemes. The government also plans to publish a consultation this autumn which will set out proposals including a

Alternative Investments , News

Another top performing investment trusts

Strongest and most consistent performers Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies, managed by Susie Rippingall for over a decade until her retirement on 1 April this year, now managed by Wee-Li Hee,

News , Tax Efficient Investing

Equity release used to pay off mortgage

The amount of equity drawn out of properties through lifetime mortgages – which allow you to roll up interest payments into the loan, to be repaid when the home is

News , Tax Efficient Investing

Investing in AIM shares

It comes as the Treasury’s consultation on including AIM shares in ISAs draws to a close tomorrow, 8 May 2013. The firm also said the current method of investing in

News , Tax Efficient Investing

£1.1bn invested through ISAs last year

The latest figures from the Investment Management Association also showed that Mixed Asset was the best-selling asset class with net retail sales of £291m while tracker funds saw an outflow


What does the European rate cut mean?

The widely anticipated decision by the European Central Bank to cut rates from 0.75% down to 0.5% and maintain the deposit rate at 0% was dubbed a good compromise but


Do you have an interest-only mortgage?

The Financial Conduct Authority said just under half of all interest-only borrowers are likely to have a shortfall when their mortgage term ends while a third of those with mortgages


The case for European equities

Ian Martin, head of international advisory at Lloyds TSB International, said investors were prone to think the place where companies are listed is a reflection of where that company is