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Fund managers that focus on the biggest, most stable companies in the UK are among the best performing over the last year, according to research released by TD Direct today. The research listed the Lindsell Train UK Equity fund as the “runaway winner”, managed by Michael and Lindsell and Nick Train, for returns over the last […]

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Crunching the numbers: Is Andy Haldane right?

Houses are better investments than pensions according to Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane. But is he right? And how can one decide? There are several possible approaches. One is to look at “pure” past performance, subject to all the usual provisos. Another approach is to consider the financial and tax engineering of house […]

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Santander warns borrowers on interest-only mortgages after completion

Santander is warning borrowers about the risks of interest-only mortgages after the sale has completed. The lender is carrying out spot checks on its interest-only mortgage customers by calling borrowers at random and testing their understanding of the loan they have just taken out. Santander has not explained to Money Marketing why these checks are […]

The What of Trusts: Gift Trusts(part 1)

Helen O’Hagan, Technical Manager at Prudential looks at the concept of trusts, starting with Gift trusts and why they can be confusing and complex for many advisers. W – why use a gift trust?H – how to set up a gift trustA – access for the settlor and beneficiariesT – taxation of the trust WHY […]

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