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Property investors are always being urged to follow the mantra of ‘location, location, location’ when searching for potential investments but three recent stories reaffirm that slogan. In the first, Australian police officers swooped on several properties looked after by a rental agency to discover the homes were being used to...
Finding the right crowdfunding platform as an investor is no easy task with hundreds of rival brands vying for your money. Investment experts are warning that the crowdfunding market is becoming too crowded and that a round of consolidation is likely just around the corner. The likelihood is the market would...
Comic Relief, a UK-based charity which has raised almost GBP 1 billion for international causes, has stated it uses its funds to "deliver the greatest benefits to the most vulnerable people." Yet the BBC’s Panorama has found out that millions of pounds worth of donations have been invested in funds...
Entrepreneur Nicola Weeks has become the 25,000th borrower to gain finance from the government’s Start Up Loan scheme. She helping to finance a new boutique in Bedford with the cash offered to her by the government. After giving up a career as an actor, Weeks was given an £8,500 loan to...
Sir Richard Branson has warned investors not to take his word about staking their money on binary options because too many fraudsters try to rip them off by hiding behind his name and reputation. Branson says angry investors who have lost their cash often get in touch, only to find...
A retired couple claim to have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds by entrusting their retirement savings to an unregulated IFA. They handed a £380,000 pension fund to Michael Jarrett of Regency Asset Protection, based in Malaga, Spain. Jarrett marketed his services as independent financial advice, but neither he nor the...
The plunging pound and record low interest rates that may sink even lower have punished any expat decision to stick money in the bank. The top offshore rate is 1.4% for locking away £10,000 for a year with Skipton International. Only three other banks and building societies offer rates that break...
Fund managers are warning investors to carry out thorough due diligence checks before placing any money with investment trusts. A change in the way regulators police advisers and the way they give advice and a wider choice of investments from online platforms means investors should go through a mental checklist...
Financial watchdogs are warning consumers about the risks of buying into binary options and other speculative investments. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) wants to make investors more aware of the losses that can pile up when money is staked in binary options and contracts for differences (CFDs). The announcement...
Property experts expect house prices in Britain to increase by an average 3% in 2015, while rents are likely to rise by 2%. The forecast comes from the estate agent and surveyor trade body the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The boost to house prices comes from Chancellor George Osborne’s...
London’s property scene has boomed in recent years to deliver stellar performances for real estate investors and it’s now been given another vote of confidence as the best in the world for returns.  International real estate firm Knight Frank has produced figures which show that London’s property market has beaten...
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...
Venture capital trusts are sweeping up more money from investors as the opportunity to stake savings in other tax efficient investments dries up. In 10 years, VCT investment has surged by 375% to £731 million as tax changes have  knocked other investments, such as pension saving and buy to let. VCTs...
The European Central Bank (ECB) has at last won the go-ahead to pump- £835 billion into the ailing Eurozone economy. After agonising since 2012, when bank president Mario Draghi promised he would do everything he could to support the flagging Eurozone, nothing happened. Meanwhile, the British and US economies are thriving...
Small businesses desperate for startup cash may find pension freedoms will give them a kick start as retirement savers look for better returns from their cash. Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding are two alternative finance sources where savers can make a higher return from their pensions than from many traditional investments. Peer-to-peer...