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Equities dominate in January 2013

In contrast fixed income funds continued their downward trend in net retail sales with an outflow of £85m – the first outflow for the asset class since October 2008 (£142m).

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Halifax slashes ISA admin charge

New customers opening a Self-Select Stocks & Shares ISA before 5 April 2013 will have their admin charges waived for the remainder of the current tax year (2012/2013) and the

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Grandpa moneybags doling out £2,496 a year

Research from Investec Wealth & Investment has revealed that nearly half (47%) of grandparents who offer help, finance their grandchildren’s day to day living expenses or pay off their debts.

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Should I choose an active or passive ISA?

James Bateman, head of multi manager and multi asset portfolio management in Fidelity’s Investment Solutions Group, said active management can make a lot of sense in the equity market and

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Firms may be forced to come clean on past mistakes

The financial watchdog has published a discussion paper asking financial services firms and consumer bodies whether greater “transparency” on mis-selling redress, insurance claims and customer complaints broken down by firm

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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