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JP Morgan publishes ISA deadlines

Friday 5 April 2013 is the deadline for receipt of new ISA applications. Online applications through WealthManager+ only made using a debit card will be accepted until 23:55 on Friday

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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

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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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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

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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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UCIS can be tax efficient but beware risk

There are many reasons for this but, primarily, it is the result of demand for investments which have the potential to provide performance in excess of that available through more

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Three ways to protect your loved ones

When you start to add it all up, you’d be forgiven if you had decided on a life without kids and indulged in a life of several holidays a year.

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RBS hit with £390m LIBOR fine

The UK Financial Services Authority agreed a £87.5m fine with the bank while the US regulator will receive $325m and the US Department of Justice will take $150m. The fines

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Invest in other people’s success

SMEs are at the heart of UK economy and contributed 40% of GDP in 2010 but since the onset of the financial crisis banks have been lending less and less