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£592 windfall expected for MGM policyholders

The deal is still subject to approval from members and from the Financial Services Authority. There will be an extraordinary general meeting in May 2013. Tom McPhail, head of pensions

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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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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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How do you value an IFA?

Most importantly of all is do I trust them? I will ask family, friends, and colleagues who they trust and can recommend. Once I have some names I will check

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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

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Another nail in the child trust fund coffin

CTFs were already suffering from inferior choice and higher charges for investments, as well as lower rates for cash saving. F&C was the one beacon of hope for some decent

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Tracker funds hit record high

Figures from the Investment Management Association also revealed the lowest net investment into ethical funds since 1992. “Tracker funds had a third strong year of retail sales in succession, helping

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Investment dealing app launches

The app can be downloaded and used with iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices and is designed to let investors deal at a time convenient to them. “Sippdeal investors told

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Hargreaves Lansdown leads FTSE surge

The investment company reported strong growth over the six months to 31 December 2012 with record revenue of £140.3m and profit before tax up 30% to £93.7m. It now has