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St James Place launches philanthropy service

The service will highlight the benefits of philanthropic giving and the firm said believes many of its 300,000 clients want to make charitable gifts each year, but for various reasons


Legal & General and Scottish Widows poorest fund performers

During that time funds, managers and indeed companies have come and gone, but it never fails to amaze me just how long it takes companies to sort out their poor


Britain’s banks: sink or swim?

Yesterday the Prudential Regulation Authority revealed an aggregate capital shortfall of £27bn at the end of last year at Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, Co-operative Bank and


Investors increasingly bullish on equities

Research conducted at the end of May by Lloyds TSB Private Banking found that in each of the past three months, net sentiment towards UK, US and Eurozone shares as


Viewpoint: Fed will delay QE end

On Wednesday evening Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Fed, set out a clear timetable for how QE would be wound down starting later this year and ending next summer if


Equities remain popular with private investors

Over that period, they added a net £2.3bn to their holdings, bringing their total shareholdings at the end of May to £222.2bn, equivalent to 11% of UK shares by value.

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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

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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