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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...
Offshore savers look unsurprisingly look for the best returns on their money and may not consider how safe their cash is while on deposit in the bank. It’s easy to assume that the same money protection rules apply to offshore savers as savers with money with British onshore banks –...
How would the conversation go if you called in on your boss and explained that you had not worked as hard as you could have during the year, but you expect a bonus anyway? The chat would not go well for most employees, but that’s exactly the way some financial...
Chancellor George Osborne dealt a blow to the fortunes of buy to let investors with a surprise announcement slashing finance interest relief – but many investors are asking whether trading as a property company can beat the new rules. Over the next four years, finance interest relief is phasing out...
The super-rich are still making money despite global economic problems while the rest of us struggle to make ends meet – so how do they do it? A recent survey offers some insight of how the wealthy stay wealthy – and how they keep adding more cash to their stockpiles. Looking...
China’s celebrating the start of the Year of the Pig and investors hope the arrival of the animal, which is a sign of wealth and prosperity in the east, will bring home the bacon. But the signs are 2019 may end with investors squealing rather than cheering. Looking back, the last...
Luxury homeowners in Miami, Florida, are cashing in on rising prices as wealthy expats prowl the city for property investments. Realtors say more homes are for sale and that prices are surging ahead of pre-recession values. The US city is seeing a market split in half – with buyers and sellers...
The future of exchange traded products (ETP) in Europe is set to double after a ‘wild ride’, says one shares expert. Mark Wiedman, the global head of iShares, which is part of asset management firm BlackRock's ETP platform, says the sector will grow to more than £580 billion by the...
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...
Billionaire Warren Buffett is urging investors to boycott funds with rip-off fees in his latest annual letter to shareholders in his company. Buffett claims investors have wasted more than £100 billion paying fees to Wall Street fund managers whose investments have not performed any better than low-cost tracker funds. “When trillions...
Essentially, 2013 was the year we learnt that the safe options are not always the best options when it comes to investments. Asset classes that spring to mind include bonds – which experienced their first slump in nearly 30 years after the Federal Reserve made plans to cut back on...
Before you jump on the crowdfunding gravy train, stop for a moment and think about what the term really means. Equity crowdfunding is when a group of individuals get together and contribute money in return for a share in a business. Hang on a minute – haven’t you heard that concept...
Crowdfunding has had a wake-up call from the real world as Facebook buys in to virtual reality company Oculus VR for £1.2 billion. The deal is great for the Oculus VR founders, who raised their start-up cash from crowdfunding platforms. But no one who pledged funds to support the firm in...
Forget the traditional wisdom that covets seeking out new investments in the hunt for growth and rely on plucking high dividend shares instead, urges a behavioural economist. King Fuei Lee, Head of Asia Equities, at Schroders Singapore, reckons fund managers and analysts have got the wrong message for aging investors. He argues...
Crowdfunding could take over as the best way to fund buy to let as new tax rules are set to bite on landlord profits. Property experts expect hundreds of thousands of landlords to pay more to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from April 2017 as the government phases in a...