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Viva España: Still value in Spanish property market

“If you believed everything you read, you would avoid the Spanish property market like the plague. But it appears that foreign investment in the country is growing steadily with Britons

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Divorce slices £2,600 off retirement income

New research from Prudential suggests those planning to retire in 2013 and have divorced expect to retire with an annual income of £13,800 compared with £16,400 for those who have

News , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

Rising inflation should urge more risk

Bestinvest has warned it is once again a reminder that with interest rates remaining at record low levels for the last four and a quarter years cash savings offer negative


May’s best selling funds top ten

1. Standard Life Global Absolute Return Strategies Traditional low volatility options such as bond funds are out of favour at the moment, as quantitative easing has distorted the market pushing


G8 Summit: investment companies’ exposure

Do they make the most compelling investments? Interestingly, if you strip out the UK, the investment company sector actually has relatively little exposure to the G8, accounting for just 15%


Star fund manager Anthony Bolton retires

Bolton had already informed shareholders last year that he would extend his tenure to April 2014. Hargreaves Lansdown said given that Bolton remains at the helm of the fund for

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Pensions triple lock may be axed

It comes after the Department of Work and Pensions’ own impact assessment suggested the triple lock is set to cost the government an additional £45bn over the next 15 years.

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Coventry Building Society launches Race for Life Bond

The Race for Life Bond is a 22 month savings bond paying the rate of 2.10% AER/gross p.a. fixed until 30 April 2015. In addition, the society will donate a


Get your financial house in order

“The impact of age and location on total household wealth undertaken by the ONS makes for interesting reading. Given that household wealth includes the value of the property that household members

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Consumers increase their levels of life cover

Men in their 30s have increased the amount they insure themselves for the most in the past year with the typical life assurance sum increasing by 20% according to new