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Vanguard set to compete with Hargreaves on D2C

Vanguard, one of the world’s largest fund groups, has its sights on the likes of Hargreaves Lansdown and Nutmeg as it prepares to launch a direct-to-consumer offering. Separately, the fund group known for its low-cost passives is also looking to expand its active investments with the launch of a global fund range next year. Speaking […]

Who are the adviser winners from the CISI awards?

Acumen Financial Planning was recognised as accredited financial planning firm of the year at the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment Financial Planning Gala Awards 2016. The awards were held yesterday as part of the CISI Financial Planning Conference at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. Former Institute of Financial Planning president Jane Wheeler was […]

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UK inflation jumps to two-year high

UK inflation exceeded forecasts as it jumped 1 per cent in September from 0.6 per cent in August, reaching its highest level in two years. According the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics published today, input prices rose an annual 7.2 per cent in September after a 7.8 per cent jump the previous month. […]

Chancellor distances himself from Osborne on economy

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Chancellor Philip Hammond has sought to distance himself from his predecessor George Osborne’s policies to reduce the deficit, instead focusing on home ownership and economic growth. Speaking at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham today, Hammond said the decisions Osborne made in the aftermath of the financial crisis “pulled us […]

Partied out and penniless

December has left me destitute. My piggy bank lies broken and empty, my lunchtime meal deal feels like an extravagant expense and I’m down to the Bountys in my box of Celebrations. But I won’t mourn my dearly departed pennies. Between buying gifts for loved ones (then deciding to keep them for myself) to treating […]

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