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Isa survey reveals investment ignorance

Most Isa customers don&#39t realise they can put their investments into other countries, according to Legal & General.

According to its recent survey 89 per cent of the 677 potential Isa investors who responded said they were not aware Isas were allowed to investment in worldwide stockmarkets.

L&G retail investments director Michael Hayden says: “A real concern is many investors are possibly restricting their potential investment return simply because they are unaware of the investment choices available to them.”


NCC call for clarity

The National Consumer Council is calling for greater transparency from financial services companies when they collect website user&#39s personal data.In a report the NCC said all websites should show easy-to-understand statements on their collection and tracking practices to protect the consumer privacy.The watchdog is asking for comments on the report by March 2000 and ultimately […]

Hot gossip fuels share surge

Online sites offering &#39top tips&#39 on investments have been fuelling big share price rises, according to the Financial Times.The occasional accurate forecast on money sites is seen to be stoking a boom. Although regulators and the stock exchange are worried about leaks of insider information, &#39strong rumours&#39 invariably prove to be inaccurate.

Mortgage complaints rise

Consumer mortgage gripes have soared by 50 per cent in the last year.The 3,104 mortgage complaints won the number one spot in the league table of problems dealt with by the Banking Ombudsman scheme. They also accounted for nearly a quarter of all complaints between October 1998 and September 1999.The Ombudsman said lenders should be […]

Halifax mortgage share static

Halifax has failed to increase its share in the mortgage market in the last six months of this year.The has bank announced its market share is set to hold steady at 7 per cent net and 15 per cent gross for the last half of this year. This is similar to figures for the first […]

Finding value in UK equities

By Mark Martin, Investment Director & Head of UK Equities Register for a live update on 9 July at 14.30 with Mark Martin, who will be discussing Chancellor George Osborne’s ‘emergency’ summer budget, the UK equity landscape post May’s General Election and his outlook for the second half of 2015. Mark will also highlight the […]


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