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Back in positive territory

August 08 2013 | Category: Latest Trends

After a broadly negative June, most major equity indices returned to positive territory during July. However, investor sentiment was dampened by mounting speculation over the outlook for China – and specifically concerns over...

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21st century income generation

June 20 2013 | Category: Money advice

Investing to generate an income used to fall into the ‘straightforward and dull’ camp. Income-seeking investors would focus primarily on cash and UK government bonds or ‘gilts’ – so-called ‘safe-haven’ options that p...

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Company funded life insurance

May 30 2013 | Category: Small Business Finance

The provision of group life insurance, or death in service benefits, was in the past limited to larger employers. With the relatively recent introduction of ‘relevant life insurance’, it is now possible for a company to provi...

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Have you checked the interest rate lately?

May 21 2013 | Category: Money advice

Unfortunately the general trend on all savings account interest is currently downward. The reason for this is that the Treasury announced last autumn that banks could borrow virtually unlimited funds for lending from the Bank of E...

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The benefit of regular savings

May 15 2013 | Category: Money advice

In the world of investment, timing is everything. However, no matter how much hype we hear to the contrary, it is a fact that no one can predict what the market will do or when. This makes it difficult, not only deciding when to i...

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Are you getting the best annuity deal?

May 07 2013 | Category: Money advice

Many individuals seem to buy their annuity from their pension scheme provider almost by default. However, did you know that by doing so you may be missing out? Insurers have been fiercely criticised for failing to make it clear...

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