The Advertising Standards Agency upheld a Lloyds TSB complaint over advertisements by Debt Free UK, a claim company, which suggested credit cards or loans taken out before April 2007 could be unenforceable.
Brazil, long thought to be the one country that might escape recession, slumped into one last week.Latin Americas largest economy was hit as demand for its exports dropped and domestic consumption slowed, according to the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estat체ica. Its economy contracted by 0.8% in the first quarter this year, compared with a […]
Bull market resumption or bear market rally? There are advocates on both sides of the divide. Interestingly, I’ve counted more in the “Worse to come” camp than the “Get stuck in now before it’s too late” brigade. But is there a third way? I believe so.
By Kacper Brzezniak Every year, starting around November, investment banks (and fund managers) begin to drip out their outlooks for currencies, rates, economies, you name it, for the following year. The consensus has been largely wrong for the past four or five years; those multiple rate hikes never came, the bond market is still alive […]
How to make a pot of money last a lifetime- this is the crux of the retirement challenge. While the retirement landscape has undergone significant changes, the fundamentals of the challenge have remained the same but the responsibility for addressing it has shifted from institutions to the individual. Drawdown accounts are now the most popular […]
The FCA has confirmed that financial adviser pair Alan and Russell Taylor will not be allowed to work in any regulated position again after being jailed for 11 years on fraud charges. The brothers, who ran Norfolk IFA Taylor and Taylor Associates, plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud earlier this year, after defrauding nearly 200 […]
Markets have fluctuated in recent months but whether this will continue remains to be seen Stockmarkets exhibit a striking degree of seasonality. “Sell in May and go away” sounds like a superstition but patterns in decades of stockmarket data show that there is some underlying truth to it. A mechanical approach that sold everything in […]