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RBS hit with £390m LIBOR fine

The UK Financial Services Authority agreed a £87.5m fine with the bank while the US regulator will receive $325m and the US Department of Justice will take $150m. The fines

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Families forced further into debt

Aviva’s latest Family Finances Report showed an annual rise of 7% in family borrowing has coincided with a 1% drop in their net monthly incomes. The typical family owed £11,101


DIY investor platform cuts fees to £5 a month

The monthly fee provides access to rplan’s information, tools and guidance designed to help investors make better decisions and transact investments directly. The new charge came into effect on 1

Funds , News , Tax Efficient Investing

Snakes and ladders in China

“As I expected, the Chinese economy seems to have bottomed out in the third quarter of 2012, thanks to support from ongoing monetary easing,” he explained. “Recent signals such as

News , Property

First crowdfunder becomes FSA authorised

The authorisation makes Crowdcube the only regulated equity crowdfunding platform where investors can become direct shareholders in UK businesses. Crowdcube is a world leading innovator in the business finance sector

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With-profits funds likely to hoard bonuses

Patrick Connolly, certified financial planner at AWD Chase de Vere, believes despite 2012 equities, fixed interest and property investments seeing positive returns most with-profits funds are now paying little or


Commercial rents to fall

The latest RICS UK commercial market survey suggests 22% more respondents expect rents to continue to fall rather than rise over the coming months. This comes amid the recent turmoil


Fund managers wary on European recovery

S&P Capital IQ’s Fund Research interviewed European fixed income fund managers in the last quarter of 2012 and found a belief that Germany could experience an economic slowdown driven by


SocGen offers help to DIY investors

It includes “educational content” on the Societe Generale range of nearly 600 exchange traded products including exchange traded funds, exchange traded notes and listed structured products. A statement from the


Majority of investors go DIY

The claim comes from Platforum, an independent research firm, which also found that Hargreaves Lansdown is in top spot for providing investors with easy to use tools to manage their