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Government lending support hoarded by banks

Despite participating banks borrowing £2.6bn through the Funding for Lending Scheme, taking the total amount drawn under the Scheme to £16.5bn, net lending by FLS participants over the first three

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Perfect pensions storm brewing

Research from Scottish Widows suggests fewer than half (45%) of those who could and should be preparing financially for their old age are currently saving enough. And one in five

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North America and Europe funds top performers

Top performing funds May 2013 Name IMA % Growth Rank Baillie Gifford Phoenix Global Growth Global 13.31 1 Baillie Gifford Global Discovery A Acc Global 10.45 2 Legal & General

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Peer-to-peer lending gaining popularity

A study by rebuildingsociety, a peer-to-business lending website that connects SME borrowers with individuals looking for better returns than those offered by savings accounts, suggests this equates to 12 million

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UK companies growing at snail’s pace

Profit Watch UK, a new quarterly report analysing the revenue and profit performance of the index of 350 leading companies, revealed the UK 350 made sales of £2.07tr in 2012

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Emerging markets remain popular

The first month of the new tax year saw the top two spots in its most popular buys table occupied by Aberdeen Emerging Markets A Fund Acc and First State

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LV= overhauls critical illness plan

Alan Lakey, an IFA and protection expert at Highclere Financial, said the upgrade was “substantial” with 57 full or partial payment conditions plus total permanent disability and terminal illness. “This

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Natural resources can fuel Africa’s growth

The report is produced annually by the African Development Bank, the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Africa and the UN Development Programme. The continent’s economic outlook for 2013

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Want to save more for your children?

It follows recent research by Legal & General Investments in which parents predicted that it would cost over £24,000 to support their children past the age of 18. The Guide

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Wealthy people regret haphazard approach to money

An international poll published today also suggested the second biggest financial regret was not consistently scrutinising personal investments, and the third was taking on too much unnecessary debt. When the