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Farmland in Chernobyl? Pension investments to avoid

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:44

Sipp operator warns of spike in overseas property investment schemes that could leave you short-changed.

Week Ahead: big US bounce-back on the cards

by Charlton Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 16:18

Second quarter US growth figures should show world's biggest economy has bounced back after cold winter.

Watchdog warns investors over corporate bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:18

The Financial Conduct Authority urges consumers to consider the dangers of owning corporate bonds as interest rates start to rise.

Is shorting shares ethical?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 25, 2014 at 12:14

Five financial experts debate the pros and cons of selling shares 'short' to make a profit.

4 pension perks you don't want to lose

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 25, 2014 at 10:39

Savers who strip out their pension under the new retirement rules need to check they won't be losing one of these four key benefits.

Portfolios: the battle between income and total return

by Jennifer Hill on Jul 24, 2014 at 14:49

Experts debate what matters most when designing investment portfolios: income or total return?

What’s behind the rise of shareholder activism?

by James Phillipps on Jul 23, 2014 at 13:59

It has been a busy year for shareholder activism with a number of firms facing investor revolts over executive pay.  

How to keep your finances healthy for a long retirement

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 22, 2014 at 16:22

People underestimate how long they'll live. We hear from a professor with a suggestion on how to plan your finances around this positive fact.

Alarm and joy as government pushes on with pension 'guidance'

by Gavin Lumsden on Jul 21, 2014 at 17:08

Pension experts mostly welcome the government's confirmation of  a national retirement guidance service, although MPs express concerns.

Week Ahead: investors await answers over Ukraine plane crash

by Daniel Grote on Jul 18, 2014 at 16:02

The geopolitical consequences of the Ukraine plane crash tragedy will be at the forefront of investors' minds ahead of a nervous week for markets.

Current accounts under scrutiny as banks face break-up fears

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:13

As competition authority highlights lack of current account switching, which are the best banks for your money?

How do you know if your portfolio is any good?

by Mike Deverell on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:59

Benchmarks can help you check your investments are on track, but finding the right one can be tricky.

Transferring to a Sipp could cost you your pension perks

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:01

Moving your workplace pension cash into a self-invested personal pension could be a costly mistake.

Watchdog warns over 'confusing' price comparison sites

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:47

Consumers may have purchased unsuitable insurance by relying on price comparison sites that keep them in the dark over fees and cover provided.

How to prevent a midlife mortgage crisis

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:31

As lenders clamp down on affordability, borrowers in their 40s and 50s are finding it harder to secure a mortgage.

Why your attitude to retirement is out of date

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 15, 2014 at 12:19

The idea of a traditional retirement no longer fits today's working patterns and increasing longevity.

£100 switching cost could hobble pension transfer plans

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 14, 2014 at 15:09

Automatic pension transfers could be costly for consumers if the pensions industry fails to overhaul its processes.

Week Ahead: bad banks cloud euro vision

by Daniel Grote on Jul 11, 2014 at 15:53

The troubles afflicting Banco Espirito Santo mean the eurozone will be firmly in the spotlight next week.

Stripping your pension could land you a 60% tax bill

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 10, 2014 at 16:23

Financial advisers warn of the tax implications of exploiting the Budget changes to take money out of your pension.

JPMorgan: get ready for markets to freak out

by Daniel Grote on Jul 09, 2014 at 15:31

Markets will get 'pretty ugly' before the year is out when the Fed is forced to change its tune over interest rates. But a recovering US economy will ultimately bode well for investors.

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