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Weaker pound sends expat pensions tumbling

The figures calculated by the deVere Group show the UK state pension was worth €577.37 per month for the average pensioner on 1 January 2013 but has fallen to just

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Aberdeen hits savers with 2% charges

As investor risk appetite has started to return in the last few months inflows into the funds have risen and to prevent the size of assets becoming a drag on

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Leeds launches fixed rate bonds

The one, two and five year options allow access to 25% of the funds without notice or penalty at any time. “These new fixed rate bonds, which are available with

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A week in advance: 18-22 February

Upcoming equity events 18 February (Monday): US public holiday 19 February (Tuesday): InterContinental Hotels (F) 20 February (Wednesday): RSA Insurance (F), Rexam (F), BHP Billiton (I) 21 February (Thursday): BAE

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More investors choosing low cost services

It also saw a 28% increase in new clients in January 2013 compared to the same month last year. The firm said growth had been driven partly by new rules

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Half a million helped by government money advice

In total over 2.5 million people have used the service since its launch in April 2011. MAS’ latest results also suggest that eight out of 10 people said the site provided

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Tracker funds hit record high

Figures from the Investment Management Association also revealed the lowest net investment into ethical funds since 1992. “Tracker funds had a third strong year of retail sales in succession, helping

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Investment dealing app launches

The app can be downloaded and used with iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices and is designed to let investors deal at a time convenient to them. “Sippdeal investors told

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Equities outsell fixed income in Q4 2012

Global equity funds dominated UK and regional equity funds in 2012 with net retail sales of £4.1bn, compared with £3.3bn in 2011. Fixed income was the best selling asset class

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Hargreaves Lansdown leads FTSE surge

The investment company reported strong growth over the six months to 31 December 2012 with record revenue of £140.3m and profit before tax up 30% to £93.7m. It now has