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If you’re aged 65 years old are more and have just retired and paid off your mortgage, you probably consider you have managed your money pretty well. And you have. But you could have made a bigger profit. Official statistics suggest you have probably lived in your home since 1995 - and...
Gold has not proved to be the glittering investment most people would expect so far this year. Although the price was up 4% in the first four months of the year, the gains were wiped out by June, says trade body the World Gold Council. The group blames three factors for...
What to do with the money in your pension pot is not one of the things that leaps to mind when changing jobs - but it should. Next to a home, a pension is probably the biggest asset most people will ever own. It is easy to overlook pension benefits in...
Global stock markets smashed their way to record highs in 2017 - and took investors on the ride with them. In the UK alone, companies paid a record £94.4 billion in dividends to shareholders. The increase shattered the previous record set in 2014 and was 10.5% up on the previous year...
Buy to let mortgage rules have tightened up for new landlords as well as seasoned investors. If you are an expat looking to buy or refinance in the UK, then you need to know how the new rules will impact your business. Deposits – the more an investor ploughs into their...
House prices in Britain have outstripped the huge rises seen in stocks and shares over the past decade, according to property experts. The total value of homes in the country has increased by 48% to just over £6 trillion since 2007. Investors tracking the FTSE 100 would not have fared so...
New pension freedoms designed to give retirement savers control of their cash may not be as liberating as planned. The government’s dream was to let people aged between 55 and 65 years old access their pension savings as they wished. The intention was to ease their finances, so they could work...
Investors have a perfect window of opportunity to invests in small businesses as the government continues to make the future uncertain by tinkering with pensions and buy to let tax. Venture capital trusts are one of the longest established tax breaks for investors, but although recently seeing record levels of...
Time is counting down for the government’s latest tax grab – slashing the tax-free dividend allowance for shareholders and investors. The government plans to cut the allowance from £5,000 a year to £2,000 a year from April 2018. The details were released months ago by Chancellor Phillip Hammond and have quietly...
Start-up and crowdfunding investors should consider five key points before parting with any cash, according to a new guide. SyndicateRoom, a crowdfunding platform, has drawn up a due diligence guide with market commentator Rob Murray Brown, to help investors make informed decisions about staking their cash. The guide boils down to...
Retirement savers relying on a property pension can expect to see the value of their homes shoot up by around 56% over the next decade. Property guru Russell Quirk, founder and chief executive of online estate agent eMoov, has predicted the massive uplift in prices after crunching house price data...
Investment managers have crunched some numbers to show how the magic of compound interest can boost retirement savings. The example looks at two investors. One starts saving £1,000 a year from the age of 18 until he is 38 years old. The other saves £1,000 a year from the age of...
Fund supermarkets are web sites that open the door to do-it-yourself investing by letting you buy, sell and manage your investments from a smart phone, tablet or computer. Using a fund supermarket can give you control of your investments, but you need to think carefully before diving in. Here are some...
Younger SIPP pension investors looking for value for money should consider opting for shares that offer attractive yields or have a track record of significant growth, urges an investment expert. SIPPs are ideal for investors who want to take control by managing their retirement money, says Graham Spooner, investment research...
Emerging market funds are clawing their way back among the top performing investments after years in the doldrums. Emerging markets have delivered the second best returns this year in comparison to other sectors monitored by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). So far in 2016, emerging markets have outstripped average fund...