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D2C platforms under fire over ‘punitive’ exit fees

Investors wishing to move from direct-to-consumer to adviser platforms face “punitive” exit fees, according to analysis by the lang cat.

Investments | 18 Nov 2014
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Know your charges: The costs of investing

Every form of saving costs money. In a bank account, you don't see the costs because they are wrapped up in the interest rate, but for investments the charges are more explicit and more variable.

Investments | 17 Oct 2014

Old Mutual Wealth scraps drawdown fee and minimum investment charge

Old Mutual Wealth is removing the annual pension drawdown fee and scrapping the current minimum charge on its platform in order to simplify its charging structure.

Investments | 09 Oct 2014

Skandia name to disappear as group rebrands to Old Mutual Wealth

The Skandia name is to disappear as the group rebrands as Old Mutual Wealth across all UK operations.

Investments | 22 Sep 2014
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IG Group launches high-tech stockbroking platform

IG Group has launched a new stockbroking service with real-time pricing.

Investments | 15 Sep 2014

Skandia's Woodford switch to cost investors over £6m

Skandia's decision to switch pension clients out of its Invesco Perpetual Income mandates and into Neil Woodford's new CF Woodford Equity Income fund is expected to cost investors over £6m in trading costs.

Investments | 22 Aug 2014

Hargreaves cuts minimum investment level

Hargreaves Lansdown is reducing the minimum investment required to open an account from £500 to £100 in a bid to entice those with less to invest.

Investments | 13 Aug 2014

Thousands of NatWest Stockbroker clients to transfer to TD

Around 140,000 NatWest Stockbroker clients will transfer to TD Direct Investing as TD Bank Group completed the acquisition of the remaining interest in Natwest Stockbrokers from National Westminster Bank for an undisclosed sum.

Trading Tools | 10 Jul 2014

London open: Markets pause ahead of US jobs data, stocks flat

The FTSE 100 was broadly flat on Friday morning with trading rangebound ahead of the highly-anticipated US jobs report due out later this afternoon.

Investments | 07 Feb 2014
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'Why Hargreaves' u-turn on charges is simply a gimmick'

Hargreaves Lansdown has scrapped extra charges on investment trusts, but the move may not benefit as many people as the fund supermarket.

Investments | 05 Feb 2014

Charles Stanley Direct waives fees for £500k+ clients

Charles Stanley Direct is to scrap fees for customers who transfer £500,000 or more to its platform before 1 April, for a limited time.

Investments | 04 Feb 2014

London open: FTSE 100 at four-month low as ARM and BP fall

UK stocks fell to their lowest levels in nearly four months on Tuesday morning as concerns about slowing global economic growth and disappointing corporate results weighed heavily on sentiment.

Investments | 04 Feb 2014

Why 2014 will be a record year of growth for small investors

Five points of interest from 2013 that have had an impact on the investing environment and potentially cleared the path for growth in 2014.

Investments | 04 Feb 2014

Bestinvest targets SIPP customers with 'competitive' new fees

Bestinvest has announced its new pricing structure, with self-invested personal pension (SIPP) investors set to benefit from lower fees.

Investments | 31 Jan 2014

London open: Turkish rate hike boosts markets, miners jump

UK markets opened strongly on Wednesday after the Turkish central bank's decision to increase interest rates, as concerns over the emerging markets continued to ease following recent volatility.

Investments | 29 Jan 2014

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