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Is it time for investors to go for gold?

Gold, one of the oldest known metals, was revered by all the great ancient civilisations and the first gold coins were minted as far back as 550BC. Relatively scarce and

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Limited company buy-to-let product count soars

There are currently 266 products, up from 198 in the fourth quarter of 2016. David Whittaker, chief executive of Mortgages for Business, said: “With the changing face of the buy-to-let

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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Vedanta Resources (Q4 production and revenue release) Increased production rates across the firm’s portfolio and improving commodity prices should follow through to greater revenues, for which the market consensus

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Buy-to-let LTVs falling

In the first quarter of 2016 the typical LTV fell by 2% to 35%, while this trend has gone on for some time since average gearing stood at 42% in

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Northern landlords getting the best returns

In the North landlords made an annual yield of 7.0% in the second half of 2016 despite monthly rents of just £513. Other strong areas were Northern Ireland (6.5%) and

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It’s the pension last chance saloon

Pension savers have up to midnight on 5th April to maximise their contributions to offset this year’s tax bill. Unused allowances from three previous tax years can provide a useful boost

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Eight tax changes investors should watch out for

As another tax year fast approaches here are eight changes you should be aware of when it comes to saving tax in 2017/2018. Corporate bond funds change to paying gross

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Why investors should Spring clean their portfolios

We are now officially in Spring, a time of year when the dark Winter months are behind us, gardeners start planting bulbs and traditionally many people give their homes a

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Manchester sees highest UK house price growth

House prices in Manchester have risen by 8.8% year-on-year February 2017, with sales volumes growing by over 40% in the past three years. Even after the strong rise the average

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Where are Fidelity’s experts investing their ISAs?

       Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International (above left) said: “Eight years into the current bull market, investors are increasingly nervous about a correction, especially in