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Regulators have appointed trustees to take over the running of a suspected pension liberation scheme to safeguard the retirement savings of investors. The independent trustees were appointed by The Pension Regulator to manage the finances of the London Quantum Retirement Benefit Scheme, also known as the London Quantum Occupational Scheme. Neither...
British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU chief negotiator Jean-Claude Juncker were all smiles over their Brexit dinner, but both refuse to budge as the talks to smooth the UK exit from Europe are locked in stalemate. Despite their hugs and kisses at the start of the meal, the cordial mood...
Britain has found a saving grace after years of living on credit cards and borrowed money, according to a new survey from HSBC Bank. Following the banking crisis in 2008, households have gradually switched from credit to saving. Now, says the survey, 43% are saving regularly and many savers are looking...
Fund managers and economists are predicting what the first US Federal Reserve interest rate rise for nine years will mean to the markets. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellon announced hiking the rate from 0.25% to 0.5 after spending two-days discussing the pros and cons with the Federal Open Market Committee. Here’s...
The Autumn Statement is a progress report from the Chancellor of the Exchequer telling the nation how the economy is performing. The statement has become an important part of the government’s economic strategy after coming through several incarnations under different Chancellors. In the 1990s, Tory Ken Clarke had a Summer Statement,...
Global demand for gold from investors, consumers and industry stagnated in 2015, according to new research. Demand was virtually unchanged compared to 2014 – at 4,212 tonnes in 2015 compared to 4,226 tonnes the year before. Trade body the World Gold Council commented that the year might have been worse had...
Quantitative Easing is a complex monetary policy that essentially involves pumping money into the economy. This method is used solely by central banks as it involves buying different financial assets from places such as commercial banks. This is done in order to stimulate the nation’s economy and in certain cases to...
Changes are on the way for retirement savers with defined benefit pensions who want to transfer to a scheme that allows flexible access drawdown. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting on new rules that demand anyone with a defined benefit pension takes advice from an IFA before making the...
Investors should not ignore emerging markets because of big political and economic events elsewhere, cautions a new survey. A change of president in the USA and the Brexit vote for Britain to leave the European Union have impacted economies around the world, says a report from the Agility Emerging Markets...
The chief executive of Standard Chartered has said speculation over a takeover of the bank is "rubbish" – and despite problems, the Asia-focused bank remains strong. "The bank is in very good shape,” Peter Sands, who assumed his current role in 2006, stated at the World Economic Forum. “We have great...
President Donald Trump has told the world that the American dream is alive and thriving after his first year in The White House. But any detail was hard to sift from the unsupported claims in his annual State of the Union speech. The best Trump could manage was that the economy...
Trust in the banks is a commodity in short supply as one misselling or rate rigging scandal seems to follow another. To outsiders, a cartel of British, European and US banks seem to operate as if they were part of the Wild West frontier where no laws apply and the...
Many governments issue travel warnings to alert expats and travellers about threats to their security while overseas. Two of the main organisations with comprehensive risk assessments of short term travel problems and longer term analysis of living and working in another country are the British Foreign and Commonwealth office and...
Expats home owners will be cheered by the latest house price news from Spain. Home values were up 6.3% year on year in the first three months of 2016 according to the latest official data published by the National Statistics Institute. The increase marks the largest rise since Q3 in 2007,...
All but the most highly-qualified foreign workers are facing a major work and lifestyle change in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom heads towards an expat-free future. Changes at the top after the recent installation of a new king seem to have quickened the process of giving jobs to Saudis rather...