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Fine wine sees summer lull

Returns on the first growths were all closely bunched, with Latour just managing to break into positive territory. The others all showed a fall of around 0.5% on the month.


Property market slowly recovering

Some 21% more chartered surveyors reported prices rose rather than fell in June, making this the strongest month for house prices since January 2010. The outlook for future prices is

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Draw pension income and reinvest

Figures from Skandia show only one third (35%) of customers in drawdown are taking their full income allowance. Skandia said this means two thirds (65%) of people with money purchase


Viewpoint: Don’t lose faith in equities

“I have been arguing for some time that we need to see a low volatility environment as a precondition for a rerating of equities. “In 2008, volatility spiked into the

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Seven steps to an heir-tight will

“Your will can be simple to prepare – even for complex families and busy business owners 70% of people in the UK die without a will. “And of those that


Majority feel their finances are out of control

The research shows that more than 30 million of us feel out of control when it comes to our personal finances, with 25-34 year olds are more likely to feel


30% still worried about finances

This is according to a Towry survey which also found that over a third (34%) suggested that their personal finances are worse than they were the previous year. To further


Do you understand the care cap?

New research by Saga Populus poll shows that whilst 82% of over 50s are aware of the cap on care costs, less than one in ten (9%) knew what the


Fidelity launches 1% cashback on pension transfers

While it is not uncommon to have lots of different pension pots, combining them could make real financial sense according to Mark Till, head of Fidelity Personal Investing. “Investors should be

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Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

The Committee also voted to maintain quantitative easing at £375 billion. Despite signs of recovery in the UK, market interest rates have risen sharply internationally and asset prices have been