Product launches of the week

How low can mortgage rates go? See which banks and building societies slashed rates this week.

Mortgages | 21 Nov 2014

Miton reopens UK Multi-Cap Income fund to new investors

Miton Group has reopened its UK Multi-Cap Income to new investors after imposing an initial charge last year.

Investments | 21 Nov 2014

European stocks climb as Draghi hints at QE

European stocks rebounded on Friday after ECB president Mario Draghi said the central bank is ready to expand its asset purchasing programme if inflation in the eurozone continues to lag.

Investments | 21 Nov 2014

Five reasons to be contrarian on Europe

While there are very real risks to the eurozone’s growth story, there are five reasons to think the picture might be a little brighter than is being depicted, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Market Strategist Kerry Craig.

Investments | 21 Nov 2014

Fund of the fortnight: Henderson Strategic Bond

Every fortnight our research experts highlight a fund from their top-rated list. The latest: the Henderson Strategic Bond fund.

Investments | 21 Nov 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

The UK stock market rebounded on Friday morning after two days of declines, as mining shares recovered after recent losses.

Investments | 21 Nov 2014

Political risk fears grow as UKIP wins second parliamentary seat

UKIP has taken a second seat in Westminster after winning the Rochester and Strood by-election, adding to concerns over the outcome of the general election next year.

Investments | 21 Nov 2014

Alibaba sells $8bn of bonds in record breaking debt market debut

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has raised $8bn (£5.1bn) in its first approach to the bond markets to raise capital.

Investments | 21 Nov 2014
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AllClear launches new cruise insurance website

Specialist medical travel insurance provider AllClear has launched the first website to enable travellers with pre-existing medical conditions who are planning a cruise to compare insurance providers, find a quote, and purchase cover online in a single visit.

Insurance | 20 Nov 2014
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UKIP could trigger stock market volatility

UKIP gains will have wider effects than shaking-up British politics, says Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, they are likely to spark short-term volatility in financial markets.

Investments | 20 Nov 2014
High street shopping

Consumers spend big on lower prices

Retail sales in October 2014 rose 4.3 per cent over the same period last year, the nineteenth period of consecutive year-on-year growth. Consumers were lured by lower prices.

Savings | 20 Nov 2014
The Bank of England

Sterling jumps after MPC minutes reveal members still split on rates

Minutes released by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee this morning revealed a more hawkish stance than investors expected, helping to lift the flagging UK currency.

Investments | 20 Nov 2014

Regulators fine three banks £56m for IT failures

Regulators have fined the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), NatWest and Ulster Bank £56m for IT failures which meant customers could not access banking services.

Savings | 20 Nov 2014

Woodford takes £16m stake in brain cancer treatment company

Star fund manager Neil Woodford has invested £16m in a US biotech company working on brain tumour treatment.

Fund Performance | 20 Nov 2014
Stock market

FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

Weak economic data from China and the Eurozone and a hawkish set of Federal Reserve minutes pushed UK stock markets lower on Thursday morning.

Sharedealing | 20 Nov 2014

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