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Invest now for EIS, SEIS and VCT tax breaks

Kuber Ventures is warning investors not to leave making tax efficient investments until the final few months of the tax year. It said nearly half of all investors choose to

News , Property

Scottish Life, Bright Grey and ScotProv brands scrapped

The group currently deals predominantly with its customers through financial advisers but said the decision to rebrand would “mean that the Royal London name will become far more visible and

Alternative Investments , News

Regulator cracks down on crowdfunding

They will also benefit from an assessment of the creditworthiness of borrowers through the site before granting credit and crowdfunding sites or platforms will need plans in place to ensure

Alternative Investments , News

How to invest in royal baby memorabilia

The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers has put together five top tips if you’re thinking of investing in some royal collectibles. “The royal christening was a great occasion and

Funds , News , Tax Efficient Investing

Offshore assets still subject to IHT

Skandia has warned that once assets become regularised they become visible to the UK authorities meaning investors will need to start reporting on the assets every year via their tax

News , Property

Labour to demand pensions transparency

Gregg McClymont MP, Labour’s shadow pensions minister, said his party planned to make the call next week after a report from Scottish Widows published today revealed the number of women

News , Viewpoint

VCT investment hits all time high

Figures released today by the Association of Investment Companies showed funds under management in the sector rose £19m in the first six months of 2013. Funds raised as a result


Mortgage approvals hit four year high

British Bankers’ Association figures showed the numbers of approvals for house purchase and remortgaging both rose in September, with house purchase the highest since December 2009 and remortgaging the highest

News , Property

Annuity comparison tables fail to offer best rates

Analysis from over-55s adviser Key Retirement Solutions has revealed that many online services fail to offer the best rates, instead only guaranteeing a “better” deal. But on an average pension


Spain emerges from two year recession

The Bank of Spain estimated that GDP rose by 0.1% in Q3, marginally better than Q2’s fall of 0.1% and the first quarterly increase since Q1 2011. This figure is