Inflation for pensioners will reach 7 per cent in 2008, more than double the estimated national inflation rate, according to Newcastle Building Society Equity Release Service.Its research predicts fuel and food will be the biggest contributors with fuel rising by 15 per cent and food by 12 per cent. The Government’s pensioner’s price index shows […]
Former Culture Secretary James Purnell has become the fifth Work and Pensions Secretary in three years following the resignation of Peter Hain.Hain quit the Cabinet last week after his late declaration of £103,000 in donations became the subject of a police investigation.Purnell was minister for pension reform before becoming Culture Secretary in Prime Minister Gordon […]
Hightree Financial Services employee Keith Galgut was a happy man last week after walking away with a Toyota Prius hybrid car courtesy of Schroders, which ran a competition last September to mark the launch of its climate change fund.
Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the top-performing Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the potential near-term impact of Article 50 and the Brexit negotiations that she believes investors should pay most attention to. Read article here Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a […]
Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]