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How do I pay off my interest-only mortgage?

About 90% of all interest-only borrowers have a repayment strategy (many of these borrowers will have had a mortgage linked endowment policy) but just under half of all interest-only borrowers

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Top performing funds and sectors in April 2013

Top performing Funds April 2013 Name IMA Value Rank Legg Mason Japan Equity A Japan 19.53 1 Neptune Japan Opportunities A Acc GBP Japan 13.47 2 Invesco Perpetual Japanese Smaller

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Should I switch to flexible drawdown?

You may still want to look at the flexible drawdown route. What is flexible drawdown? Flexible drawdown is a variant of normal, capped, income drawdown. Money withdrawn from a flexible

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US: Ditch treasuries and consider energy stocks

Oil prices in particular have been a focus and while oil has declined in recent months, prices have been inching higher more recently and are above the $85-per-barrel level they

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Japanese equities have further potential

During these 20 years, I’ve witnessed two major bull markets, two major bear markets and a handful of bubbles bursting. But I’ve always been of the mind that over the

Analysis , Shares

A machine that pays you to enjoy life

There seems to be a misconception that insurers are still trying to wriggle out of claims and that cover is a waste of money. This is having a massive effect

Analysis , Property

How to make the most of income drawdown

Now’s not the time to go into the nuts and bolts of what GAD rates are (GAD stands for Government Actuary’s Department). All you really need to know is that

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One way to beat low annuity rates

Conventional annuity rates have been under pressure in recent years. The two core ingredients contributing to this situation – low interest rates and improving life expectancy – are showing no

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Get defensive and don’t give up on gold

The horrific events in Boston contributed to this trend but even before the bombings occurred investors were reacting to a weak first quarter gross domestic product report from China and

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Six steps to make the most of your pension

Find out about your company pension scheme The roll out of auto-enrolment in the UK means that many employees who are not a member of their company pension will be