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BLOG: Ethics and returns are not mutually exclusive

There remains a misconception that an ethical moniker on a fund means giving up a real investment return for a more abstract social return. Hard evidence points to the contrary.

Investments | 23 Jul 2014
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BLOG: Property opportunities across the pond

Sophie Carter of CityR urges Brits to look for property further afield.

Mortgages | 21 Jul 2014
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BLOG: The inheritance tax net will continue to widen

Jacqueline Almond and Catherine O'Reilly call for a greater focus on inheritance tax as property prices skyrocket.

Inheritance Tax | 17 Jul 2014
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BLOG: Divorcing pensions from the lawyers

Claire Trott of Talbot and Muir argues that financial advice should be an integral part of the divorce process.

Pensions | 16 Jul 2014
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BLOG: Do investors need to panic about a Portuguese bank?

Do investors need to be concerned about the activities of an obscure Portuguese bank? After all, most people probably didn’t know much about the Banco Espirito Santos until its problems rocked stock markets last week. It has proved a salutary reminder that there are still troubles that threaten the global economic recovery, but what does it mean for savers and investors?

Markets | 14 Jul 2014
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Neither a borrower nor a lender be....

Debt - everyone seems to be struggling with it – from the government down. A note issued by peer-to-peer lender Zopa estimates that the average Briton has £4,500 of credit card debts, on which they are typically paying an interest rate of 17.9%*.

Pensions | 14 Jul 2014
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BLOG: It has never been more important for savers to shop around

Tony Leahy explores whether the launch of the New ISA will encourage people to be more proactive when it comes to finding the best home for their money.

Savings | 11 Jul 2014
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BLOG: Has London property hit an affordability cap?

Jonathan Hudson, managing director, Hudsons Property based in London's Belgravia asks has the Capital finally hit a price ceiling

Mortgages | 08 Jul 2014
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BLOG: Alternative Finance - The creation of a peer to SME platform

What is peer to peer lending and what can it do for investors? Mark Hawkins of Invest and Fund Ltd gives his views.

ISAs | 07 Jul 2014
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BLOG: What could an interest rate rise mean for you?

The Bank of England has raised eyebrows by suggesting that the base rate could rise sooner than expected - but what would this mean for consumers?

Current Accounts | 04 Jul 2014
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BLOG: High cash weightings give scope for further stock market gains

According to the US financial services group State Street, individuals with investable assets have raised their cash allocations significantly over the past two years. In the UK, State Street found that cash allocations had risen to a surprisingly high 43% in May.

Markets | 01 Jul 2014
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BLOG: Fund managers on how Obamacare has affected the healthcare sector

On 1 January this year, Obamacare came into effect and, with it, the potential to bring more than 20 million more people into the US healthcare system.

Portfolio Management | 30 Jun 2014
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BLOG: Britain's homeowners - A nation of property experts?

A new breed of online estate agents may be able to help homeowners save thousands of pounds while also giving expert advice, argues Ben Grove.

Investments | 30 Jun 2014
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BLOG: Wonga scandal - Why more regulation isn't the answer

The news of Wonga's questionable practices this week has once again shone a spotlight on the lack of responsible loan options on offer to struggling adults.

Loans | 26 Jun 2014
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BLOG: Leaving a charitable legacy - avoid the confusion

Leaving money to a charity in a will has never been more popular.

Wills | 25 Jun 2014

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