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Making a list of central banks triggering quantitative easing programs this year is not an easy task. The big guns, like The Federal Reserve and Bank of England have long pumped cash into their once ailing economies. A few weeks ago, the European Central Bank jumped on the bus which most...
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) expects the growth of the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) to gather pace in 2014 and 2015. The third quarter’s better than expected growth has seen the growth forecast rise to 1.4% – 0.2% higher than in the August forecast. Current estimates set 2014’s GDP...
Peer to peer lending is a network of investors ready and willing to lend their cash through an online platform that manages their money. The platform takes on marketing the service, sourcing customers and underwriting loans. The service is still in its infancy and a limited number of platforms are established...
Two-thirds of small businesses are open to sourcing working capital from alternative finance sources, according to a new survey. Half of all entrepreneurs also believe alternative finance has opened up new opportunities for starting a business. The poll by the UK Bond Network also looked at businesses turning over around £1.1...
Investment company Bordeaux Fines Wines has crashed with debts of more than £2.5 million and left collectors trying to get their money back high and dry. The company was forced into liquidation by the High Court after action from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills on the grounds of...
Some of the biggest businesses are built on a foundation of dodgy dealings – and the brewer asking drinkers to dip into their pockets for Britain’s largest crowdfunding pitch is no stranger to controversy. Brewdog, the craft beer sensation based in Scotland, is seeking £25 million to expand the business...
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 of unauthorised financial and investment advisers is huge – covering just over 3,150 firms. Each is...
Investors are keen to buy in to ethical funds and companies but feel they do not have enough information to make their investment decisions, according to new research. Around two-thirds of investors want to put money into ethical investments, buy more than half (57%) want to know more about the...
Generous tax breaks for start-up businesses are siphoning investment cash away from firms looking for money to keep them growing , according to a new study. Business is booming for start-ups and investors focus on the benefits of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and crowdfunding, says the report from...
The trait of many investors is to run with the herd and the race to use up year-end tax reliefs is a sign of that group mentality. Financial firms and investors often collude at the year-end to sweep up unused reliefs and allowances. That’s fine, but any professional investor will know...
The basic problem of investing is matching your portfolio to your attitude to risk. Of course, “no risk” investments are nearly impossible, but depending on your investment outlook there are ways to mitigate your vulnerability. This requires you to look inward – and ask yourself where you stand on the risk...
Expats often quote the lure of warmer weather and a more laid-back lifestyle as reasons for moving overseas, but another bonus is more space for the money when buying a home. According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics, an average British home now costs £254,000. For most...
The maker of the world’s largest aircraft is looking to get off the ground with a crowdfunding campaign. Hybrid Air Vehicles is working to make the Airlander 10 really take off. The aircraft looks like a giant flying ball and is part plane, balloon and hovercraft. The firm has secured a £3.4...
Investment in Spanish commercial property had been growing continuously since 2013 and in 2015 reached a historic peak. According to CBRE, total investment volume ran at €13 billion, which is 25% higher as compared with 2014 and about 28% higher as compared with the pre-crisis 2007. The investment growth is due...
Britain’s best buy to let yields come from shared homes in university cities, according to new research. Despite financial pressures from rising mortgages and the tax man, landlords can expect returns of more than 12% a year. The top postcode for buy to let is Liverpool’s L7, where low house prices...