Controversial new lender selfcert.co.uk claims over 4,000 borrowers have registered an interest in the two days since it launched. The start-up, which launched on Monday, is backed by private equity investors and is based in the Czech Republic. It is reportedly offering a tracker loan set at 2 per cent above base rate and will […]
The Work and Pensions committee has launched an inquiry into how fairly the welfare system treats different generations. It will look at whether government policy – including the triple-lock on state pension increases – is leading to “intergenerational unfairness”. The committee notes baby boomers are set to receive 118 per cent of what they contribute […]
UK inflation rose 0.2 per cent in the year to December, the first time the figure has exceeded 0.1 per cent since January 2015. However, inflation remains significantly below the Bank of England’s target of 2 per cent and experts say an interest rate rise is unlikely in the short-term. AJ Bell investment director Russ […]
Six funds have lost their five-crown rating from FE and been bumped to a one-crown rating, in FE’s rebalance of its ratings. The bi-annual rebalance sees a number of funds rise and fall through the rankings. Standard Life Investments UK Equity Recovery was one fund to drop from a five-crown rating to a one-crown rating. Also among the […]
Simon Gergel, portfolio manager, The Merchants Trust, Allianz Global Investors, discusses the aim and objective of the fund, what challenges there are in running a concentrated portfolio, where to find the most value in equity markets and how the portfolio is currently positioned.
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