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How to start saving for university fees

The independent university guide, push.co.uk, estimates that students who started university in 2012 can expect to graduate with around £53,000 debt – not an amount that the average family can

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Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

The Committee also voted to maintain quantitative easing at £375 billion. Despite signs of recovery in the UK, market interest rates have risen sharply internationally and asset prices have been

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The US equity sectors to watch in 2013

Fidelity Personal Investing canvassed the investment opinions of 13 fund groups and found a general optimism about the outlook for global equities – in particular the US which was highlighted

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Offshore tax cheats given disclosure deadline

Ground-breaking agreements will tackle offshore tax evasion using bank accounts and other structures in the Crown Dependencies. Tax evaders have until 30 September 2016 to disclose hidden assets or investments

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Budget 2013: All you need to know

Growth cut The Office of Budget Responsibility slashed UK growth forecasts by half due to weak exports, suggesting the UK will grow just 0.6% this year, 1.8% growth in 2014,

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Cyprus bailout shouldn’t deter riskier investment appetite

Part of the package includes a 10% tax on savings held in the bank. The UK government has already stated it will protect all government and MOD servicemen who are

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Economists gloomy on UK recovery

Danny Gabay, an economist at Fathom Consulting and former adviser to Michael Hesseltine MP, warned that the UK is a facing stagnation as bad as the “productivity shock” of the

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Bank to get “flexible inflation” target

Speaking at the National Association of Pension Funds annual conference in Edinburgh today former deputy governor of the Bank of England, Sir John Gieve, said he expects this month’s Budget

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Tony Blair: Scotland should stay in UK and Britain in Europe

Speaking at the National Association of Pension Funds annual conference in Edinburgh today Blair said in an evermore “interconnected” world where power is shifting East and technology is driving globalisation

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DIY investors warned to check charges

Findings from Prudential suggest that many DIY investors, those who self-select the majority of their investments, are failing to consider important taxes and charges when making investment decisions. Almost half