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Funding Circle plans no-charge P2P investment trust

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:25

Lender aims to be first peer-to-peer platform to launch its own fund and says investors will pay no management or performance fees.

Woodford pours millions into crowdfunding platform

by Daniel Grote on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:12

Woodford Patient Capital and Augmentum private equity fund, backed by RIT Capital Partners, pour £7.5 million into Seedrs.

Shell leads FTSE higher on plans for 6,500 job cuts

by Daniel Grote on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:29

Shell helps to drive FTSE 100 higher after announcing plans to cut 6,500 jobs to cope with low oil price.

Cameron to criticise providers over pension exit fees

by William Robins on Jul 30, 2015 at 09:34

Prime minister set to criticise pension providers over exit fees which hit savers trying to take advantage of the pension freedoms.

The Expert View: Taylor Wimpey, Barclays and Foxtons

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 30, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including National Express and Capita.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street gains as Fed keeps rates unchanged

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 30, 2015 at 03:58

Policy makers voted unanimously to keep a key US interest rate unchanged and reiterated their dependency on data to decide on their plan for tightening monetary policy.

Thursday Papers: Fed leaves options open for rate rise

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 30, 2015 at 03:54

And Barclays makes further provision for scandals and cuts costs as it reports a 25% rise in first-half profits.

Apple faces tougher times, but don't write it off

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:54

Allianz Technology Trust manager Walter Price says technology giant faces slowing growth but still believes it a 'cheap stock'.

Ex-BP boss' plans for energy trust checked

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 29, 2015 at 12:25

Former BP boss Tony Hayward’s plan to relaunch private equity trust as a global energy fund take a knock as board delays shareholder vote.

Will power: what court ruling means for inheritance

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:26

Expert says case of Heather Ilott, who battled through courts after being excluded from mother's inheritance, shows wills don't offer 'guarantees'.

Barclays boosts FTSE on cost-cutting plans

by Daniel Grote on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:11

Barclays buoys FTSE 100 as investors welcome chairman's plans to accelerate cost-cutting.

The wind fund that won’t be blown off track

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 29, 2015 at 08:00

Greencoat UK Wind, the only stock market listed wind power fund, says government cuts won’t blow it or renewable energy off course.

Marwyn moves from Peppa to Gloo

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 29, 2015 at 07:52

Marwyn Value Investors invests more profits from Entertainment One, the TV company behind Peppa Pig, as it backs the flotation of Gloo Networks, a new media technology company.

The Expert View: BP, Royal Mail and ITV

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 29, 2015 at 05:00

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including GKN and Shire.

Wednesday Papers: Death knell sounds for UK executive pensions

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 29, 2015 at 04:03

And UK recovery 'motors ahead' as faster growth in the second quarter pushed output per head back to pre-crisis levels.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street ends sharply higher after five-day slump

by Himanshu Singh on Jul 29, 2015 at 03:59

Attention shifted from a slowdown in Chinese equities to better-than-expected US corporate earnings.

Pension lottery: why the cards are stacked in favour of final salary

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 28, 2015 at 15:02

Final salary pensions have long been viewed as 'gold plated'. It's just the same with the quirky way the 'lifetime allowance' is calculated.

BlackRock slashes charges on giant tracker funds

by Daniel Grote on Jul 28, 2015 at 14:00

Fund group cuts charges to just 0.07% on UK shares tracker funds, making them among cheapest ways of accessing the stock market.

RSA leads FTSE higher as Zurich eyes bid

by Daniel Grote on Jul 28, 2015 at 11:20

Bevy of acquisitions and takeover talk help propel the FTSE 100 higher. Drax surges as it reviews business following Budget bombshell. 

Hargreaves suspends advice on final salary pension transfers

by Ollie Smith on Jul 28, 2015 at 09:47

Hargreaves Lansdown has temporarily halted giving advice on pension transfers after being swamped by demand following the 'freedom' reforms.

 

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