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Govett predicts US economy recovery

Govett Investments is predicting economic recovery in the US following its first quarter figures but says interest rates will rise.

Govett’s US Opportunities fund manager Gil Knight says the Federal Reserve is likely to increase rates towards the end of the year but believes consumer spending will remain strong which will carry the economy well in to the second half of year. It says smaller and mid-cap shares still look attractive, particularly in the housing, retail mid-cap banks and family restaurant stock sectors.


Cash benefits for sports injury treatment

Pinnacle Insurance is offering four protection products to protect against sports injuries with premiums starting as low as £4.95 a month.There are four types of cover – junior, standard, plus and extra – all offering financial support to amateur athletes. They provide cash benefits for private treatment to speed recovery.Junior is aimed at youngsters up […]

Homeowners strike gold in Jubilee year

House prices in the UK are 54 times higher than when the Queen came to the throne in 1952, according to Nationwide Building Society.Its analysis of the housing market reveals that the average property price rose by 2.1 per cent to £102,086 in May from £100,726 the previous month.Annual house price inflation increased to 17.9 […]

Small firms shut DB schemes

Small businesses are following the pension lead set by bigger companies with a quarter of those with a final-salary scheme intending to close or wind up their plans in the next year, according to research from consulting actuary Hazell Carr.The firm is concerned that only 31 per cent of firms have had professional advice about […]

IFAs offered aid to CPD on investments

The CII and the IMA have teamed up to publish a continuing professional development workbook on investment products for IFAs following concerns raised by Sandler over the quality of investment advice. The workbook, available on CII&#39s website, is aimed at IFAs who have the FPC qualification but no specialist investment qualifications.


What employers should expect over the next five years

A major feature of our articles is looking into the Jelf Employee Benefits crystal ball to predict changes and trends that may influence the short and medium term shape of UK employee benefits.  By flagging such changes early we aim to provide our followers with the tools to make sensible and informed decisions on their benefits offerings.


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