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How wealth and multi-asset managers are playing a volatile October

Asset allocators had a torrid time earlier this month as the FTSE slumped below 6,100 for the first time since spring 2013. Here five wealth and multi-managers reveal how they responded.

Investments | 24 Oct 2014
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First-time buyer sales climb 11% despite wider market slowdown

The number of first-time buyer UK house completions increased year-on-year in September, defying trends of a slowdown in the market.

Mortgages | 24 Oct 2014

FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks experienced some selling pressure on Friday morning after rising to their highest in two weeks, as renewed concerns about the spread of Ebola weighed on market sentiment.

Investments | 24 Oct 2014
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'Goldilocks' UK sees Q3 GDP growth slow to 0.7%

UK GDP growth stood at 0.7% in the third quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), down from 0.9% in Q2 but in line with economists' expectations.

Investments | 24 Oct 2014
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How to invest in whisky

If you buy carefully and can manage to keep your collection away from thirsty guests, whisky can be an interesting alternative investment option.

Investments | 24 Oct 2014
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Levelling of London house prices is 'necessary pitstop'

The slowdown of house price growth in prime central London, from 3.1% last quarter to 0.5% in Q3 this year is a 'necessary pitstop' for a sustainable market, said one estate agency firm.

Mortgages | 23 Oct 2014
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Broker verdict: Has Tesco hit rock bottom yet?

Brokers give their verdict on Tesco's interim results.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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The 5 Most Common Reasons Lenders Turn You Down

It is frustrating when you need a loan but cannot seem to get the money you need from anywhere.

Credit Cards & Loans | 23 Oct 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

Drug giant Glaxosmithkline (GSK) rose after the pharmaceutical giant said core operating profit fell by just 6% to £1.89bn, compared with the £1.71bn forecast.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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Lloyds expected to cut another 9,000 jobs in digital push

Lloyds is expected to cut a tenth of its entire workforce, amounting to around 9,000 jobs, in a digital push over the next three years.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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Tesco scraps full-year update as chairman prepares to step down

Tesco has scrapped its full-year trading update and its chairman is to step down as it deals with the fallout from the accounting scandal which left a £263m black hole in its balance sheet.

Investments | 23 Oct 2014
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Landlords warned about risk of tenant cannabis cultivation

Landlords have been warned about an increasing number of rented properties being used to grow and supply illegal drugs.

Removing a Tenant | 22 Oct 2014
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BLOG: How to protect your portfolio against volatile markets

"For more than two years now, stock markets around the world have risen with barely a pause for breath. After such a period the last couple of weeks have come as a shock, but we should not forget that market ups and downs are what we should expect."

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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Equity income investment trusts show strong growth

Research into the performance of UK equity income-focused investment trusts shows that annual income has grown by an average of 5% per year for more than 20 years, 2% ahead of inflation.

Investments | 22 Oct 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks opened with small losses on Wednesday as investors paused for breath following a surge the previous session.

Investments | 22 Oct 2014

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