Confidence in the housing market has remained steady over the last three months according to the Woolwich's latest figures. UK gross mortgage lending rose to £24bn for August 2003 up 16 per cent year on year from £20.7bn in August 2002.
Errors and mistakes on self-assessment tax returns will cost UK tax payers £269m this year according to IFA Promotion's latest research.
Technology standards body Origo says passwords and user names are becoming unnecessary for individual financial websites as the Unipass system becomes the standard for entering portals and providers' extranets.Friends Provident and Clerical Medical have just adopted Unipass. A total of 11 product providers and portals now accept Unipass. Origo says Friends and Clerical decided to […]
W hen your name instantly conjures up images of pistol-wielding men in masks, a career spent trying to persuade people to part with their money – voluntarily, that is – seems somehow apposite.But that it not to say that Artemis managing director Dick Turpin, one of the City's most affable slickers, indulges in a secret […]
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Simon Edelsten, manager of the Artemis Global Select Fund, examines the long-term trends that they have exploited since the fund’s launch five years ago. Looking ahead, he explains the stock-specific opportunities the team are finding. Click here for full article
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