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More people saving for a rainy day

Those saving for a specific reason put away an extra £39 each month – £150.12 a month compared to £111.09 by those just saving for a rainy day. The younger

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Mortgage approvals slump in February

The latest figures from the Bank of England show the total value of loans approved in February edged up compared to January but the uptick still failed to reverse the

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Six steps to make the most of savings

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket Nothing could be truer when it comes to investing. Piling all your money into one asset class or into one geographical area

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Santander suspends investment advice

The bank plans to launch a financial planning team for existing investment customers but will no longer offer face to face advice to new customers. It comes after Santander admitted

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Save a little gain a lot

Fidelity Worldwide Investment has done research that suggests by contributing an extra £10 a month, the final savings pot could end up £1,424.13 bigger after 10 years. For those who

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Cut inheritance tax in half through EIS

Old Burlington Investments has highlighted that Inheritance tax (IHT) relief is one of the key benefits of EIS, which was introduced by the UK government to encourage private investors to

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L&G purchase of Cofunds must not cause investor delays

It’s an interesting move for Legal & General and underlines their commitment to the investment industry and desire to continue to be a major distributor. My hope would be that

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Four steps to buying the right ISA

Don’t just buy an ISA Using an ISA wrapper to shelter your investments from tax is an excellent idea, but buying one every year as a separate product without considering

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Where to put your ISA allowance

Research from HSBC claims someone saving the same amount in an instant access savings account and paying tax on their interest would see just 3.3% growth after five years if

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Cyprus savers hit as investors warned to be circumspect

Depositors with less than the agreed threshold will be protected under the agreement, reached earlier this morning between Cyprus’ ministers, International Monetary Fund, European Central Banks and European Commission. Laiki