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Open University starts personal finance school

The centre will offer three free open-access modules the first of which, Personal Finance: Understanding the Basics, will be available from spring 2014. This module will cover household budgeting, borrowing

News , Property

Five retirement options on your 65th birthday

Fidelity has compiled a list of five possible options for anyone who (unlike Prince Charles) is thinking that now is the time to wind down and enjoy life. Do you

Alternative Investments , News

Viewpoint: Gold set for price spike over next year

A new report by the Centre of Economics and Business Research for CoinInvestDirect also claims these factors will have a “real and dramatic” short term impact on demand for the precious

News , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

Unemployment fall prompts rate rise worry

Jonathan Loynes, chief European economist at Capital Economics, said the latest UK labour market data will increase the challenge facing the Monetary Policy Committee if it is to prevent interest


Caution urged for emerging market investors

In our view this increases the potential for interest rate rise earlier than expected an ahead of the Bank of England’s forward guidance of three years. Those currently taking on

News , Shares

Government crackdown on PPI claims pests

  Tough new rules are being introduced as the part of a package of ongoing work by government to crack down on the rogue firms responsible for bombarding the public


Financial advisers “created the advice gap”

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) was brought in by the Financial Conduct Authority at the start of this year forcing financial advisers to charge a fee for advice and banning


Payday lenders offer good products

She said there are “of course” problems in the payday loan market but believes the Financial Conduct Authority “went after payday lenders a little over zealously”. “There’s clearly a lot


Consumer panel slams incomprehensible investment charges

In an exclusive interview with Every Investor Lewis said the investment industry’s suggestion to express investment charges in pounds instead of percentages was “still incomprehensible” and had to change. “This

News , Small Caps

Cost of living crisis despite inflation fall

The rise in the cost of living leaves UK households collectively needing to find an extra £14.4bn a year to maintain their standard of living compared to 12 months ago,