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Loyal investors are losing out

As the recent privatisation of the Royal Mail underlines the appeal among retail investors of backing household names, a new study by Investec Wealth & Investment has revealed that 52%


Is Europe heading for Japanese-style deflation?

“Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has acknowledged the alarmingly weak recent CPI inflation numbers across the eurozone, but actually seems fairly relaxed – complacent in our view

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Retail rents finally on the rise

With winter fast approaching 27% more chartered surveyors reported rises rather than falls in demand for shops – a record high. RICS said while demand is still historically very low,


Twenty one new banks waiting to launch

Speaking at a conference on the future of banking in the UK the regulators revealed they are hoping to approve new banks faster to boost competition in financial services. They

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Lord Lamont warns of Help to Buy debt

Speaking at Barnett Waddingham’s Annual Pensions Conference in London today Lord Lamont praised the government’s attempts to improve the housing market with Help to Buy, despite London’s ever increasing property


How to invest long term

The Liberal Democrat life peer describes How to Make a Million – Slowly: Guiding Principles From a Lifetime Investing as his “financial autobiography” detailing both his investment successes and failures


Where to invest instead of a flutter on Twitter

But it still retains the ability to revolutionise and transform established businesses, or to create whole new industries. Nowhere is corporate Darwinism more obvious than in the technology sector. The

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Viewpoint: Which? accusation NEST is a rip off is “ridiculous”

It comes as the group launches a campaign for lower pension charges on auto-enrolment schemes. Which? is right to highlight the importance of low charges as every pound saved means

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The top performing VCTs for income

Recent research from the Association of Investment Companies on VCT member dividends suggests that the highest performing VCTs are also offering a source of consistent tax-free income. Dividend stars Of


M&S recommended as a buy

A one-time cost associated with introducing a new range of clothing weighed on pre-tax underlying profits, which results published this morning showed were down 8.9%. However, investment in the winter collection does