The UK finds itself in a most peculiar situation where a state-owned bank is treating its customers probably as unfairly as it is possible to treat them short of defrauding them of their money.
Funding for a series of pensions education projects will be extended until March 2009, Pensions Minister Mike O’Brien has announced today.
M2 Financial has unveiled a three-year plan to double assets under management to £800m and treble its number of advisers to 75.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders is forecasting that house prices will drop by 7 per cent by the end of this year despite the fact that lending was up 5 per cent in April.
By Mark Martin, head of UK Equities, Neptune With markets facing numerous challenges this year, Neptune’s Mark Martin, manager of the UK Mid Cap Fund, and assistant manager Holly Cassell explain how they look past short-term volatility to focus on maintaining a strong long-term performance record. Read more here Important Information – for investment professionals only. […]
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