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Simple protection insurance is better than none

And when it comes to protection insurance we’ve seen a number of new “simplified” protection products launched recently where the aim is to cut down on red tape and get


Measure charities on impact not overheads

Now I should start by saying that the highest of the “very high salaries” that he was questioning is the £184,000 received by British Red Cross chief executive, Sir Nicholas


Is an offset mortgage right for you?

In the scheme of things very few lenders offer offset mortgages and historically they have tended to be variable rate mortgages – in other words, tracker rates – although recently

Alternative Investments , Analysis , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

Top 10 AIM shares for ISAs

Here are the top 10 AIM shares bought inside an ISA on the Vantage platform this week (in alphabetical order). Berkeley Mineral Resources plc Bowleven Plc Fastjet plc Gulf Keystone

Analysis , Viewpoint

The benefits of medium term investing

Money sitting in cash in the bank can be adversely affected over the medium term by low interest rates and inflation. A solution to this is to use that money

Analysis , Property , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

What does forward guidance mean for my money?

However, the alternative of simply stating that interest rates would remain low for a specific timeframe could arguably have provided even greater certainty and therefore had an even more positive


Caution urged on investing in UK equities

Positive news includes an acceleration of activity in the UK service sector, improved manufacturing, construction and retail data, a pick up in car sales and rising house prices buoyed by


Should I choose a big fund or is small beautiful too?

Or put another way. Why invest in a small fund management group compared with a larger one? And why invest in a small fund where it can have its performance


There are long term opportunities in Europe

The Markit Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reported a figure of 50.5, slightly above estimates of 50.4 and above the 50 mark which signals the difference between contraction and


What do interest rates mean for investors?

The aim of forward guidance is to give households and businesses greater confidence to make spending, borrowing and longer term investment decisions which will generate growth in the economy. Forward