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RPlan launches DIY investing help online

This new online course dubbed the rplan university has been designed to cover basic and advanced topics in eight jargon free five minute videos. Ian Mearns, MP for Gateshead and

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How to plan your finances

Financial planning in its most basic form is the practice of working out how to achieve the lifestyle that you would like to lead. This means sitting down and deciding

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Rock bottom rates bad news for savers in 2013

In light of confirmation from the US that it will not raise rates until unemployment falls and continued weak economic growth in the UK, I believe the UK will maintain


Where the IFAs would put your cash

The Association of Investment Companies has collated cautious and adventurous investment company ISA recommendations from Jason Hollands, managing director business & communications at Bestinvest, Wayne Evans, financial planner at Heron

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Weaker pound sends expat pensions tumbling

The figures calculated by the deVere Group show the UK state pension was worth €577.37 per month for the average pensioner on 1 January 2013 but has fallen to just

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Aberdeen hits savers with 2% charges

As investor risk appetite has started to return in the last few months inflows into the funds have risen and to prevent the size of assets becoming a drag on

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Leeds launches fixed rate bonds

The one, two and five year options allow access to 25% of the funds without notice or penalty at any time. “These new fixed rate bonds, which are available with


A week in advance: 18-22 February

Upcoming equity events 18 February (Monday): US public holiday 19 February (Tuesday): InterContinental Hotels (F) 20 February (Wednesday): RSA Insurance (F), Rexam (F), BHP Billiton (I) 21 February (Thursday): BAE

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More investors choosing low cost services

It also saw a 28% increase in new clients in January 2013 compared to the same month last year. The firm said growth had been driven partly by new rules


Half a million helped by government money advice

In total over 2.5 million people have used the service since its launch in April 2011. MAS’ latest results also suggest that eight out of 10 people said the site provided