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Retirement savers relying on a property pension can expect to see the value of their homes shoot up by around 56% over the next decade. Property guru Russell Quirk, founder and chief executive of online estate agent eMoov, has predicted the massive uplift in prices after crunching house price data...
Investors are ignoring the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) because they believe the generous tax breaks are only for the wealthy, says HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Although SEIS offers market-leading tax giveaways, too many small investors are failing to take up the opportunity to pump money into startup businesses. The...
The way The Queen manages her household expenses has been slammed by a committee of MPs after they heard she is spending more than the State pays her and is down to her last million in the bank. After scrutinising The Queen’s household accounts for the sovereign grant, the Parliamentary...
Property prices and rents are still spiralling downwards as few properties are changing hands in Cyprus due to fall out from the Mediterranean island’s banking crisis, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The latest RICS survey of property prices shows a drop across the board – regardless of location...
Emerging market funds are clawing their way back among the top performing investments after years in the doldrums. Emerging markets have delivered the second best returns this year in comparison to other sectors monitored by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC). So far in 2016, emerging markets have outstripped average fund...
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...
Sowing seed funding for start-up businesses is reaping rewards for entrepreneurs and investors, but is sucking cash away from more established firms that need extra financial stimulus, according to a new report. More than 650 new, fast-growing companies collected £1.5 billion in investment in 2013 – an increase of more...
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...
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...
Oil prices have dropped after an agreement between Iran and many of the world’s powers was recently reached. Whilst Iran is to curb some of its nuclear activities, the latter powers are to ease international sanctions. Iran has consistently maintained its nuclear programme is not aimed at developing a nuclear warhead,...
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 financial consequences of investing in virtual currencies have become clearer following a £3.3 million hack of one of the UK’s leading Bitcoin platforms. Bitstamp lost 19,000 Bitcoins when computer systems were compromised by hackers earlier this month. The exchange investigated the incident and determined someone had hacked their systems and...
Are you MINTed as an investor, or are your shares falling like a BRIC? Keeping up with fund manager shorthand for investment classes is almost as hard a job as picking the right stocks. So if you don’t know your tigers, bears and bulls from CIVETS, here are some handy tips. MINT,...
Poor savings rates offered by banks and building societies are pushing savers into looking for better returns with alternative investments. Many savers want to boost their retirement income with a fixed return. Two options are peer to peer lending and crowdfunding. This quick guide looks at the returns – and the risks...
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) has been popular with investors since launching by Chancellor George Osborne in April 2012. Almost 2,000 SEIS scheme have been pre-approved as suitable vehicles for SEIS investments by HM Revenue and Customs since then. One of the big attractions for investors is the tax breaks...