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Sophie Schillemore

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I cover entrepreneurs and people who create and forge their own living from creating an idea and seeing it through to implementation. Having an idea is the simple part. I started my own clothing enterprise in 2005 and have witnessed the importance of social media in the evolution of business –although I do think the value of Facebook in growing a business is perhaps over played in some quarters. I am constantly looking at new investment opportunities and schemes being introduced to help start-ups get off the ground. I don’t have lots of spare time, but I am partial to cooking and reading, although never at the same time.

BT Toppled As Britain’s Biggest Pension Fund

BT has lost pole position as Britain’s biggest pension scheme – but the new top dog admits difficult times ahead as administrators struggle with a £7 billion deficit. The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), which manages...

Bid To Reunite Pension Savers With Missing Billions

Pension minister Steve Webb is continuing his assault on financial firms by looking at ways to unlock billions of pounds they hold because they have lost track of the retirement savers who have a...

Trust Tax Rules Will Hit £1m Estates Hardest

The full extent of how new inheritance tax rules for trusts will hit estate planning for families has been revealed by a legal expert. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) wants to change the rules so...

African Ebola Virus IS Worst Outbreak Ever

The worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is sweeping across four countries in Africa. The Ebola epidemic is the worst by geographical spread and the number of people infected. So far, the virus has claimed...

Offshore Bond Sales Slump Worries Financial Firms

Sales of offshore bonds are dropping off at alarming rate as wealthy retired investors shift their money into other financial products. The first three months of the year saw the single premium offshore bond market...

Investment Scam Black List Tops 3,150 Firms

The British financial watchdog issues warnings about bogus firms and scam traders almost every day, but many investors are still unaware of just how many fraudsters are after their money. The Financial Conduct Authority list...

Civil Unrest Unsettles The Global Price Of Oil

Escalating violence in Iraq is starting to impact on the price of oil as rival groups battle to control the country’s oil fields and refineries. Iraq outputs around 3 million barrels of oil a day,...

Cyprus Expats Win Mortgage Misselling Battle

Thousands of British property owners with homes in Cyprus are hoping to end mortgage misselling claims after Alpha Bank Cyprus and a consortium of property professionals settled at the eleventh hour. The bank, property developers,...

Expats Flooding Into New Zealand

The New Zealand population clock is speeding up as record numbers of expats arrive in the country. Latest government figures reveal one expat is added to the country’s population every 16 minutes. By the end of...

High Earners Miss £225 Million Of Pension Tax Relief

Higher rate taxpayers without a pension are missing out on more than £2,500 each in tax relief, according to new research. Around 10% of high earners do not contribute to a pension in the UK,...

IFAs and financial advisors – what’s the difference?

As momentum builds up for independent financial advisers to change their status to giving restricted advice, how many investors know the difference between the different levels of help they will receive when seeking advice. Industry...

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