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News , Small Caps

One in three won’t pay for advice

Research from GfK found 340,000 clients out of a million who took financial advice since 2008 don’t see the value in paying for that advice following regulation brought in at


FTSE 250 hits record high – time to invest?

This reflects, in part, the growing confidence that a sustained recovery is underway in the UK. It is a segment of the market which has much greater exposure to the

News , Viewpoint

Viewpoint: Is financial advice worth it?

The increasing integration of technology and use of the internet in our lives has led to the development of useful consumer websites and tools designed to help us select investment


Interest rates and QE held

Last month inflation stood at 2.9% – 0.9% above the Bank’s target of 2% – but output is still well below its pre–recession level and the UK’s unemployment rate has


Retired and renting

Two in five of these retired renters are former homeowners who, for various reasons, have made the decision to sell up. The Prudential study found that retired people’s decision to


Fund in Focus: Neptune Japan Opportunities

Managed by Chris Taylor, the fund aims to achieve consistent capital growth by investing in a concentrated portfolio of approximately 40 to 60 Japanese stocks. The Neptune investment approach is

News , Property

Are you claiming pension credits?

With figures from Department for Work and Pensions indicating that up to £2.8bn in pension credit is not taken up, it is thought that about one in three of those


Wealth managers neglecting clients

findaWEALTHMANAGER, a website that matches clients with suitable private banks and investment managers, tracked why clients were thinking of leaving their existing wealth manager in the first half of the

Alternative Investments , News

Viewpoint: Time to invest in Mexico

“Economic activity in Mexico may have slowed down during Q1 2013 but sequential data suggests that the economy picked up speed in the second quarter as manufacturing exports gained momentum.


How much will you pay for care?

The calculator will show how much individuals will have to pay before they reach the cap, how many years it is likely to take before they reach it and how