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Land Registry shows 0.4% dip in prices

Land Registry figures show house prices in England and Wales dropped by 0.4 per cent in December, the first fall since August 2005. The average price is £184,469.

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QCA accredits CII qualifications

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has accredited the CII’s certificate, diploma and advanced diploma in financial planning. CII’s range of financial planning qualifications are now accredited into the National Framework, which enables a comparison with other regulated qualifications to be made. CII’s certificate in financial planning has been accredited at level 3, which is equivalent […]

Late exodus spoiled year for funds

December saw one of the biggest-ever recorded outflows from retail funds, according to the Investment Management Association.IMA statistics for the year-end show that outflows in November hit £332m but were even worse in December at £377m, with a £242m net withdrawal from property funds.However, the IMA says that with the exception of the final two […]

ScotLife adds 16 core funds

Scottish Life has added four investment partners and 16 funds to its core range.The new partners are Allianz Global Investors, BlackRock, HSBC and Newton, which join fund companies including Artemis, Baillie Gifford and Invesco Perpetual.The move brings the total fund choice in the core range to 82. Policyholders will have access to nine new actively […]

The curious market reaction to Brexit

Written by Mike Riddell29 June 2016 Headlines over the past few days have screamed about record falls in sterling, record low bond yields and massive falls in equity prices. However, if you take a slightly longer view of markets rather than simply the one- or two-day reaction, I think it’s amazing how little markets have […]

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