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2017 bank results preview

Bank results are upon us once again, kicking off today with Lloyds. Below is a quick rundown of how things stand and what we can expect from each of the

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No rate rises while UK growth remains sluggish

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the UK economy saw a small pick-up in GDP growth, but the overall environment remains sluggish. The preliminary estimate shows

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Buy-to-let lending grew in June

The research showed overall mortgage sales were down by £200m in June and down 1.2% on the previous month. Residential sales contracted by 2.0% (£280m) to £13.9bn. Overall, mortgage sales

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IMF downgrades UK growth – what does this mean for investors?

The IMF is now estimating that the UK economy will grow at 1.7% this year, from 2.0% previously estimated. Such a projection could be made to look way too optimistic

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All aboard Trainy McTrainface

You spoke. Now you’ve got what you’ve spoken for and you will have a train called “Trainy McTrainface” In 2016, there was an outrage following the overruling of a public

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday Reckitt Benckiser (Q2 results) It has been an eventful few months for Reckitt with the $17.9bn acquisition of US baby-food maker Mead Johnson, a cyber-attack which led the company

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Government reintroduces plan to cut dividend tax break

Around 90,000 investors using dividends to fund their retirement could be hit by a reduction in the dividend tax allowance, when new legislation comes into effect in April 2018. The

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What a depressing day for the Euro$

Hi all. What a depressing day for the Euro$ as it went back and forth in a tight 40 pips range and ending up where, well fan my brow  – 1.1500..! Super

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Three long-term ideas for your pension

The state pension ‘triple lock’, which was on the Conservative party chopping block, survived the General Election after Theresa May was forced to abandon her plans in order to form

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Is that all the “puff” the Euro$ could muster..?

Is that it..? Is that all the “puff” the Euro$ could muster..? With as good as a 100 pip run northwards (going more or less all day) at around 15:00 it simply