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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

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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

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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

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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

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Worried about inheritance tax?

It was announced earlier this year that the threshold – assets of £325,000 or £650,000 for married couples – over which IHT is charged at 40% would be frozen until

Alternative Investments , News

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

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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

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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