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Case study: Investing a legacy for a minor

Investing a legacy on behalf of a child can be problematic because minors are too young to legally contract. Helen O’Hagan discusses the options. Neil’s daughter, Erin, who is four years old, has been left a legacy of £30,000 from granny Margaret who recently passed away. Erin has her own bank account where Neil puts […]

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Berkeley Burke criticised over burial plot Sipp investments

Embattled Sipp provider Berkeley Burke has been criticised over inv­estments made into esoteric schemes such as burial plots. The provider is currently facing allegations it missold hundreds of Sipp investments. In February the High Court approved a group litigation order relating to claims against Berkeley Burke. The provider is also locked in a battle with […]

Lloyds posts 23% jump in profits

Lloyds Banking Group’s pre-tax profits have jumped 23 per cent to hit £1.6bn for the quarter, latest results show. For the three months to the end of March, the bank has reported net income of £4,3bn, up 4 per cent year on year, as Lloyds sounded a bullish note on the prospects for the UK […]


Emerging markets 2018: A renewed credit cycle?

Ewan Thompson, Head of Emerging Market Equities, Neptune Given the significant discount of emerging market assets to developed market and the economic and earnings growth premium available, emerging markets look set to continue to outperform developed peers and regain much of the considerable underperformance experienced in the highly atypical period of 2010-2016. Read more here […]


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