Opinion

mcdermott-darius

BLOG: Darius McDermott canvasses opinion on European markets

Draghi: two-years on: On 26th July 2012, amid worries of a eurozone breakup and countries being forced to exit the euro, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), announced that he would do ‘whatever it would take' to save the euro.

Portfolio Management | 30 Jul 2014
tom-stevenson-june-2009

BLOG: Pensions - New freedom, new responsibility

As the Government gives details of its plans for pensions reform, Fidelity's Tom Stevenson explains the likely impact of the changes.

Retirement | 29 Jul 2014
carney-mark

BLOG: Do you need to worry about an interest rate rise?

Higher interest rates now appear to be a genuine and looming possibility. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, said this week that keeping interest rates at their current level risked a dangerous housing bubble, which may ultimately prompt a return to recession. It is that time of year when most people are more interested in sangria than savings rates, but should people be concerned?

Investments | 28 Jul 2014
ian-stott-consortium-5025

BLOG: The cost of pension freedom

Ian Stott of The Consulting Consortium considers the cost of pension reform - and who will pay it.

Retirement | 25 Jul 2014
bryn-jones-new-july-2011

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
sophie-carter

BLOG: Property opportunities across the pond

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

Mortgages | 21 Jul 2014
for-sale-sign

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
claire-trott

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
portugal flag

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
debt-direction

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
Piggy Bank

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
jonathan-hudson-photo-199x300

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
seedling growing in pot

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
katie-mcmahon

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
Money tap

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

Money tips of the week

Advertisement

Advertisement

Money management tools

No matching document

Advertisement

Awards

ymawards2014

The Your Money Awards, recognising excellence in online & direct service provision.