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A dedicated portal listing what’s hot, and what’s not for investors both large and small. Fund tips, investment opportunities, and the latest analysis on the world’s largest financial markets are written in a clear and impartial way by our investment writers. Insightful commentary and analysis then gives you a broader perspective on commodities – so you stay ahead of the markets – whilst being aware of the latest scams and cons. The Money International experts also take a look at the market’s ‘indirect’ influences, including politics, so you have a complete understanding of how to make the most out of your portfolio.

Binary Options Banned As Regulators Fear Scams

Consumer watchdogs have placed a permanent ban on gambling on binary options in the UK. The Financial Conduct Authority ban starts from April 2, 2019 and applies to anyone selling, marketing or distributing binary options to customers in the country. Binary options are a simple ‘yes/no’ bet on the movement of an investment. The potential … Read more

Go To A University City For Best Buy To Let Yields

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 and high rents have … Read more

Misinformed Investors Are Hoping For Unrealistic Returns

Over the past 30 years, the average returns of equities on international stock markets have averaged 7.2%, according to the MSCI Worldwide Index. Although investors are hoping for double-digit returns, they are also concerned about the risk of falling markets. In the UK, with Brexit approaching, almost half of investors (48%) prefer cash to investing … Read more

Fine Art Scam Shut By Courts After Brush With The Law

Two companies involved in a £1.4 million fraudulent art investment have been closed after a brush with the law. After a flood of complaints, Halifax Mannin Ltd, based in Trawsfynydd, Wales, and Hey Design Services Ltd, of Kingstanding, Birmingham, were wound-up in the public interest at the High Court, Manchester. The court closed the companies … Read more

SEIS Tax Breaks – What Investors Need To Know

SEIS

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) promises investors a lot – but some quirky rules need following to make the most of the tax breaks. Guidance from HM Revenue & Customs would have most investors believing that tax reliefs are automatic – but they are not. How long do I have to keep SEIS shares? … Read more

Self-Storage – An Unlikely Investment Alternative

Real estate has long since been a popular choice for investors, yet self storage is one area in real estate that is often overlooked. While the rest of the real estate market can be challenging and crowded at times, the self storage industry is growing, presenting investors with a promising investment alternative across Europe. Self … Read more

Do You Fit The Profile Of A SEIS Business Angel?

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme is drawing huge amounts of ‘smart capital’ from business angels, according to new research. These investors are have tied up their cash in 15,000 businesses contributing £4.5 billion to the economy while creating 69,700 jobs. The research by the British Business Bank and the UK Business Angels Association wants to … Read more

Buy To Let Tax Hike Curbs Landlord Spending On Homes

Higher tax bills are encouraging landlords to invest less in buy to let even though tenant demand for rental homes is high at rents are rising. Since former Chancellor George Osborne made buying investment property more expensive by adding a 3% surcharge to stamp duty and slashing tax breaks for landlords with mortgages, landlords have … Read more

Stock Market Bloodbath As Fed Hikes Rates

The stock market bloodbath continued today as the FTSE plunged further into the red. At one stage, the index looked as if it was going to plunge below the 7,000 mark, but rallied from a low of 7,008 to a day high of 7,145. But London was just one of a chain of markets, including … Read more