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Adviser reviews website VouchedFor is providing 2,000 free financial plans in a bid to raise awareness of the value of advice. Consumers will be offered a bespoke financial plan from one of the website’s top-rated IFAs, based on a call with an adviser. The website puts the retail value of the plan at £500. It […]

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MPs attack Govt over ‘confused’ state pension comms

MPs have called for urgent reform of state pension statements after an inquiry found that confusion was “rife” about how the new state pension affected those reaching retirement age. The Work and Pensions committee has published a report today which says it is clear that the new state pension, which replaces the basic and additional […]

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UK inflation hits 0.2% but rate rise unlikely

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 […]

Goldman Sachs to pay $5.1bn over mortgage bond misselling

Goldman Sachs has made a $5.1bn (£3.5bn) deal with US regulators over allegations it fraudulently sold mortgage bonds before the financial crash. The bank says it is set to pay $2.4bn to settle with regulators, plus another $2.67bn to consumers. Goldman has made the deal in principle with the US Department of Justice’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. […]

Europe: why persist with value today?

By Rob Burnett, Neptune’s Head of European Equities The Neptune European Opportunities Fund remains committed to a value bias. We see a broadening array of opportunities in diversified industries at compelling valuations today. The most complicated part of the market is the European banks. We are currently overweight in this sub-sector as many banks are […]

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