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Shoppers Stay Away From UK High Streets

It wasn’t such a merry Christmas in the High Street as department stores and supermarkets reported disappointing sales. The news kept the FTSE unchanged as...

Good Reasons Why Everyone Should Invest In Shares

Millions of shares may be floating around the stock market but a surprisingly few investors own them - even though there are good reasons...

Judge Boots Out HMRC Bid To Set Minimum SEIS Investment

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme investors have no minimum barrier before they can claim tax relief on their stake in a start-up company, a tribunal...

Boiler Room Scammers Guilty Of £1.4m Fraud

Scammers raised £1.4 million from hundreds of unwary investors by claiming worthless shares in a health care company would generate stellar returns. The gang tricked...

Pension Freedoms Have A Silver Lining For Travel Firms

Pension freedoms giving the over 55s easier access to their retirement savings seem to be boosting travel firms. Since the freedoms came into force in...

Stock Markets Easily Beat Cash Since The Credit Crisis

Investors with nerves of steel during the credit crisis are likely to be £30,000 better off than those who succumbed to panic. The credit crunch...

deVere Group CEO Sells Final Stake In QROPS Provider

deVere Group founder and chief executive Nigel Green has sold his remaining stake in QROPS provider STM Group. Green paid £1.59 million for a 24%...

Big Companies That Have A Lot In Common

Investors do not hold the big stick that bad publicity triggers in the hope shareholders will pressure executives to mend their ways. Increasingly, the big...

Price Is More Important Than Value To DIY Investors

DIY investing is sold on price, but other aspects of professional financial planning should not be overlooked. Consumer research has revealed pricing is considered the...

How To Pick A High Income Share

Lots of investors spend their lives looking for the holy grail of investing – a portfolio of high income shares. Working out which companies fit...

Stock Market Analysts Give Poor Advice, Claims Study

Investment experts seemingly have no more success than anyone else and make money from their expensive reports rather than following their own advice, according...

FTSE Through The Roof For 10th Record Breaking Day In Row

Britain’s FTSE 100 is not the only stock market index going through the roof. The FTSE may have closed on a record high for 10...

How To Hit The Ground Running With Impact Investing

The social and environmental effect of investing are becoming just as important as the financial returns for many investors. This new approach is ‘impact investing’...

Pound Plunges To 30-Year Low As FTSE Surges To New Peak

The Pound is in free fall and shows no sign of bottoming out any time soon – but the lower Sterling drops, the higher...

Big Bang Leaves Investors Sitting On Huge Cash Pile

Investors who opted to buy shares instead of keeping cash in the bank after the Big Bang in The City three decades ago would...

Time To Look At Start-Ups As New Deals Roll Out

Now’s the time for savers who have maxed up their pension and ISA contributions for the year to look at tax incentives for investing...

Don’t Pay Over The Odds For A Closet Tracker Fund

Buying through funds is how most investors who do not have the time or inclination to sift through individual share information grow their portfolios. The...

How £1,000 Made A 1,300% Profit On The FTSE

Trying to best guess financial markets is a sure way to lose money on investments. In volatile markets, the impact of best day trading can...

Billion Pound Property Funds Suspended Over Brexit Fears

Investors trying to cash in their shares in commercial property funds face a long wait for their money as managers suspend trading. Three massive funds...

Brexit: Checklist For Investors

If you are unsure what to do with your pension and investments post Brexit, here are some tips to help you form a plan. Timing...