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BLOG: The importance of having a healthy credit score

Mario Lupori of Aqua credit cards explains why families with poor credit end up paying hundreds of pounds extra in household expenses.

Credit Cards & Loans | 17 Apr 2014
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BLOG: Why home sellers shouldn't always pick the highest bidder

Estate agent Russell Bennett explains why the strongest offer isn't always the highest one.

Buying Process | 16 Apr 2014
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BLOG: Why amateur property investors shouldn’t go it (totally) alone

Roly Weaver started investing in UK property in 2002. By 2008, the income from his property portfolio exceeded his salary. In a message to novice investors, he reveals the benefits of building a support system of experts.

Buy to Let | 09 Apr 2014
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BLOG: What really needs to change to get people saving

Could we be reaching a turning point? Does the Budget represent a significant shift to developing a sustainable approach towards savings and away from a culture of spending and debt?

Savings | 07 Apr 2014
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BLOG: Why investment trusts are perfect for your ISA

The ISA season is in its final hours and many fund management houses have been paying testament to the tax wrapper's advantages.

ISAs | 04 Apr 2014
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BLOG: A new dawn for ISAs

The 2014 Budget signalled a ‘new dawn’ for the Individual Savings Account (ISA) which has been a ‘nice to have’ element of the UK savings regime since Personal Equity Plans (PEPs) were replaced some years ago.

ISAs | 02 Apr 2014
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BLOG: China – Meltdown or Slowdown?

I'm often asked about China as an investment opportunity. Mainly because its economy has such an impact on both emerging and Asian equities, but also increasingly more on global equities.

Markets | 31 Mar 2014
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BLOG: How to cash in on ‘boom boom Britain’

Tom Stevenson of Fidelity Personal Investing tells savers how to make the most of the British recovery.

Investments | 28 Mar 2014
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BLOG: An expert’s warning to all amateur property investors

Roly Weaver started investing in UK property in 2002. By 2008, the income from his property portfolio exceeded his salary. Here, he imparts invaluable advice to novice investors.

Buy to Let | 26 Mar 2014
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BLOG: New lenders will shake up buy-to-let

The housing market has undergone a transformation over the past 12 months; the improving economic backdrop and Help to Buy has led to rising transactions in the mortgage market which is great news for intermediaries, lenders and aspiring homeowners.

Buy to Let | 24 Mar 2014
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BLOG: Will annuities sink or swim?

In pension circles, 19 March 2014 will be remembered for the Budget that changed the rules.

Annuities | 21 Mar 2014
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BLOG: A Budget for savers

We hoped today's Budget would offer some respite for struggling savers and the Chancellor hasn't disappointed. We've seen some sweeping changes to the pensions and ISA rules, which will give many a cause for celebration.

Pensions | 19 Mar 2014
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BLOG: Banking on Barclays

Is personal education in schools the answer to all the nation’s financial problems?

Savings | 17 Mar 2014
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BLOG: How the Ukraine crisis is affecting London property

It is tempting to assume that events in the Ukraine and Russia might not mean that much to Londoners and UK citizens, but in no small part the capital is directly affected by the arrival of foreign investment that results from global insecurity such as this.

Buy to Let | 14 Mar 2014
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BLOG: A contrarian view on the bull case for equities

The year always begins with Uncle Tom Cobley and all offering their 12-month forecasts for a number of major asset classes.

Portfolio Management | 12 Mar 2014

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