Product launches of the week

First Utility launches cheapest energy tariff; Post Office introduces range of mortgage deals; MBNA unveils 'longest ever' balance transfer card.

Mortgages | 18 Apr 2014

Study finds poor understanding behind Britain’s reluctance to invest

A study analysing Britons' relationship with money has found that low confidence and poor understanding is at the core of people’s reluctance to invest.

Investments | 17 Apr 2014

Fund managers shun Tesco despite 'better-than-expected' results

Tesco's better-than-expected results have failed to tempt UK fund managers to buy in to the troubled retailer.

Sharedealing | 17 Apr 2014
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Google shares tumble on weak earnings

Google shares moved sharply lower in after-hours trading following a disappointing update, with the negative sentiment that has blighted the sector showing no sign of abating.

Sharedealing | 17 Apr 2014

FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks fell on Thursday morning as investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of the four-day weekend amid ongoing turmoil in Ukraine.

Markets | 17 Apr 2014
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Clock ticking on France's tax discount for second homeowners

Britons looking to sell a second home in France are being urged to ramp up their efforts to find a buyer, in order to benefit from a reduction in capital gains tax (CGT) that comes to an end in August.

Investments | 16 Apr 2014
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Soaring client numbers help Hargreaves Lansdown achieve record quarter

Growing customer numbers have helped Britain's biggest fund supermarket - Hargreaves Lansdown - achieve a record first quarter.

Portfolio Management | 16 Apr 2014

FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks rose strongly on Wednesday morning, bouncing after a heavy fall the previous session, as updates from blue chips Tesco, Hargreaves Lansdown, Burberry and Persimmon impressed.

Markets | 16 Apr 2014
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What is a multi-manager fund and is it right for you?

Not everyone has the time or inclination to closely manage their own investments. If you are one of these people, a multi-manager fund could be a good solution.

Fund Performance | 15 Apr 2014
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Revealed: Sectors to buy and sell after recent regulatory changes

Investors should increase their exposure to the utilities, retail and mining sectors, according to wealth manager Brewin Dolphin.

Sharedealing | 15 Apr 2014
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Inflation falls to four-year low in March

The UK's headline inflation rate fell to 1.6% in March, from 1.7% in February, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Investments | 15 Apr 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks opened with small losses on Tuesday morning after yet more disappointing economic data from China and mixed reactions to a host of company announcements.

Sharedealing | 15 Apr 2014

Tech Bubble 2.0: Fact or fiction?

When the Nasdaq dropped 3.1% overnight, whispers intensified that a second tech bubble was set to burst. But should private investors be spooked?

Sharedealing | 14 Apr 2014

JPMorgan: Why now is a good time to buy out-of-favour emerging markets

Cheap valuations are providing a good entry point into unloved emerging market shares, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Portfolio Management | 14 Apr 2014

Investor confidence in bonds and international equities grows

Private investor confidence in bonds and non-European equities surged last month, according to research from Lloyds Bank.

Portfolio Management | 14 Apr 2014

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