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EU Directive brings bad news for UK savers

Savers will soon seen the maximum level of compensation they can receive if their bank goes bust cut by £10,000, to £75,000. The new level of compensation will begin from

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How to invest in fine wine

Don Stott, the connoisseur, who recently sold his treasure trove of legendary wines – spanning more than a century – at Sotheby’s in New York would certainly attest to the benefits

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Gold price set to rise if Greek crisis worsens

As negotiations with Greece and its creditors have stalled over Greek refusal to impose further austerity on its already flat-lining economy, the prospects for a significant rise in the price

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Welcome to a new reality in global mining

We believe that a fundamental shift in the core commodities that defined the ‘super cycle’ of yesterday is now underway. The significance of that change should not be underestimated. The

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Chart a prudent course if investing in bonds

Last week’s events in the global sovereign bond markets tell us that upward movements in yields are being amplified by declining liquidity, an issue that has been a concern of

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First edition of ‘The Hobbit’ sells for £137,000

Today, at  Sotheby’s in London, a first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ from 1937 sold for a new world record  price of £137,000, more than doubling its pre-sale estimate of

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FCA jails 5 for £4.3m land scam

In a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Scott Crawley, Dale Walker, Daniel Forsyth, Brendan Daley, Aaron Petrou, Ross Peters, Adam Hawkins, and Ricky Mitchie have been convicted

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Which crowdfunders have real financial strength?

As more companies turn to crowdfunding to raise money to either launch or develop their businesses, financial ratings experts Company Watch examined the financial strength of some of the firms

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Premium Bond cap raised to £50,000

As from today, the amount savers can put into Premium Bonds has increased by £10,000 to £50,000. This follows the cap being raised from £30,000 12 months ago. While it

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CrowdLords is the first two-sided investment crowdfunding platform for the UK residential market.

CrowdLords is a uniquely different crowdfunding investment platform as they directly connect people who wish to build and manage a property portfolio or develop property (landlords or developers); with investors