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What Phones4U's collapse tells you about bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 01, 2014 at 11:27

The collapse of mobile phone retailer Phones4U shows how some bonds, or fixed interest stocks, are as risky as shares.

House prices dipped in September, says Nationwide

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 30, 2014 at 09:02

House prices fell 0.2% in September, their first decline in sixteen months. Nationwide building society thinks the slow down may continue for the rest of the year.

Government to abolish 55% pensions death tax

by Alex Steger on Sep 29, 2014 at 16:35

(Update) The government will abolish the 55% pensions death tax charge, chancellor George Osborne has announced.

The Accumulator: FTSE tumbles towards 2014 loss

by Daniel Grote on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:54

The FTSE 100 is only just in the black after a bad week. Our newly enhanced Accumulator table tells the story.

How the 'mansion tax' could hit more than the rich

by Michelle McGagh on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:58

If a change in council tax bands is needed to implement Labour's proposed 'mansion tax', many homeowners could be in for a shock.

Private investors join Mike Ashley in punt on Tesco

by Gavin Lumsden on Sep 25, 2014 at 13:49

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct takes a big position in shares in embattled Tesco as stockbrokers report a surge in interest from private investors.

Royal Mint offers gold, but beware pension tax trap

by Michelle McGagh on Sep 24, 2014 at 14:49

Investing in gold has been given a boost by the Royal Mint but beware of holding the metal in your pension.

Fresh attack on new pension freedoms

by Michelle McGagh on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:45

Changes to the pension rules make it easier to access savings, but a growing number of opponents argue the freedoms should be reined in.

Week Ahead: eurozone woes in focus after Scottish scare

by Daniel Grote on Sep 19, 2014 at 16:46

Investors may be relieved at Scotland's 'no', but the next macroeconomic drama is never far away.

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