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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...
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...
Britain’s student property investment may be about to burst as politicians work hard to shift the focus away from private landlords to larger property firms. But the strategy may be doomed before getting underway as one of the largest student property investment funds runs into problems. Dozens of councils have taken...
The strength of leadership in a business is the deciding factor for 90% of business angels considering whether to put up money for a stake in a company. Good management was such a strong driver that 85% of business angels said they would walk away from any deal if they...
Managing money goes a whole lot further than just picking an investment and sitting back waiting for the money to roll. Many underlying factors often beyond the investor’s control can team up to drive the value up or down – from forces of nature, to fraud and volatile markets. But some...
Traditionally, collecting art has been a hobby, and a popular passion. Collectors bought art they liked, did not lose sleep if they “over-invested” in one artist or time period, and generally tried not to overpay. But as art prices rose higher and higher, the landscape changed, and with the British Rail...
US property investors are turning their backs against buying at home and are increasingly looking for higher returns overseas. One research firm is saying that US investors are particularly interested in investing in shopping malls, offices and apartments – so much so they spent £1.7 billion on overseas real estate...
Traditional end of tax year investments for the wealthy are drying up after government rule changes. Venture Capital Trusts (VCT), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) look forward to a flood of investment as the tax year winds down. But this year, the number of investment...
After announcing it would invest in infrastructure to meet demand and consequently damage short-term profits, shares at British online retailor ASOS hit rock bottom. Whilst the company’s shares had doubled over the year to a stock market value of GBP 5.3 billion pounds at close of Monday, shares shrunk 22%...
Crowdfunding returns of early-stage businesses are outstripping those offered on the London stock exchange, according to new research. While companies listed on the stock exchange yield 5% compound annual growth, crowdfunded firms are streaking ahead with a comparable return of 33%, says platform SyndicateRoom. A state-of-the-market report also hints that investors...
At last the major oil producing nations have blinked and decided to act in the stand-off over reducing the flow of oil to bolster prices. The price of oil has plunged over the past 18 months from more than $100 a barrel to around $30 a barrel. Oil importers have rubbed...
Investors could enjoy returns as high as 15% or more on US equities as cash-rich firms reap the benefits of increased growth in 2014, according to a leading investment firm. US large-cap equities may return as much as 15%, while 10% or more yields are achievable for many companies, says...
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...
A ‘fat finger’ keyboard error has undermined the FTSE100 and lost around £400,000 in less than 30 seconds. The unnamed but extremely embarrassed trader hit the wrong key and triggered a 10% rise in the shares of HSBC Bank. The error added around £120 billion to the bank’s value and tripped...
Poor financial planning will see British savers and investors waste up to £4.7 billion in tax breaks during the coming year. Despite an HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) crack down on tax avoidance, research shows taxpayers are failing to claim the full amount of tax reliefs that are legally available. According...