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Markets rally as ECB starts bond buying programme

Markets across Europe have rallied this morning following confirmation the European Central Bank (ECB) has started buying covered bonds.

Investments | 21 Oct 2014
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Mortgage complaints rise 11% in Q2 - FOS

Mortgages were the third most complained about financial products in quarter two, from the period July to September, Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) data has shown.

Mortgages | 21 Oct 2014
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BLOG: Weakening dividend payouts

Laith Khalaf, senior analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown, gives his verdict on the news that dividend payouts from UK companies are losing momentum.

Investments | 21 Oct 2014
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Broker verdict: William Hill

Brokers give William Hill a thumbs-up after encouraging results.

Investments | 21 Oct 2014
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Peer to peer lending in Isas: The Expert View

Last week the Government launched its consultation into how peer to peer (P2P) loans could be incorporated into Isas.Experts give their views on the new initiative

Investments | 21 Oct 2014
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FOMAD: the key to impulse buying

A new phenomenon ‘Fear of missing a deal' ("FOMAD") is driving impulse buying online and in stores, with the average Brit buying 11 things a month because they are on sale, according to new research by Quidco.

Savings | 21 Oct 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks fluctuated in early deals on Tuesday as investors gave a mixed reaction to a wave of blue-chip corporate earnings.

Investments | 21 Oct 2014
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Bank of England tells bankers to prepare for pay cuts

The Bank of England's Sir Jon Cunliffe has warned bankers they are paid too much and should expect a pay cut following a sharp drop in banks' profits.

Investments | 21 Oct 2014
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BLOG: The top five mistakes that investors make

In today's uncertain economic climate, investing wisely has never been more important.

Investments | 20 Oct 2014
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Product launch of the week: Schroders UK Dynamic Smaller Companies

We analyse the Schroders UK Dynamic Smaller Companies fund, which has just opened to new investment.

Investments | 20 Oct 2014
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The Share Centre's share of the week

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks National Grid as share of the week.

Investments | 20 Oct 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks declined on Monday morning on a quiet day for economic data, with investors still showing caution following a volatile week for markets last week. The FTSE 100 was trading 0.4% lower at 6,283 in early deals.

Investments | 20 Oct 2014
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Capita predicts 'year of no dividend growth' as payouts stall

Dividends paid out by UK companies this year are expected to undershoot previous estimates as the impact of the strong pound hammers payouts, Capita’s latest Dividend Monitor has warned.

Investments | 20 Oct 2014
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Results round-up: Companies to watch this week

It's a busy week as Tesco, Sports Direct and ASOS deliver their results.

Investments | 20 Oct 2014
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BLOG: How goals can help you get the most from your investments

We've all got goals in life and achieving them can be an expensive business.

Investments | 20 Oct 2014

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