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Hire purchase company selling household appliances ordered to repay £939,000 to customers

22 March 2016

Personal Finance

A hire purchase company selling household appliances and furniture on a rent-to-own basis has been ordered to repay £939.000 to more than 59,000 customers. Dunraven Finance Ltd, trading under the name Buy as You View (BAYV), has agreed with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to repay customers, after the watchdog found it had not clearly […]

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A third of financial advice and wealth management clients have no idea what they pay in fees

22 March 2016

Investment Insight Personal Finance

More than a third of financial advice and wealth management customers do not know what they pay in fees, a new survey has found. The research, commissioned by investment platform Nutmeg, revealed that 36% of customers surveyed didn’t know what they were charged last year, while 28%of those who did know felt the fees they […]

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Broker view: Why shares in BT are a ‘buy’

21 March 2016

Shares

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is backing shares in BT… In its most recent trading update, telecommunications powerhouse BT said that trading was strong, and had been so for a considerable time. The acquisition of mobile network EE will enable the group to offer the ‘quad-play’ of fixed […]

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More than 90% of current accounts charge fees

21 March 2016

Personal Finance Your Money

A greater number of day-to-day current account customers are now paying fees to use their account according to research from Moneyfacts.co.uk. Traditionally, customers would pay fees to get extra add-ons, such as travel insurance, but not all fee-charging accounts continue to reward their customers in this way. Those who pay a regular management fee will […]

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The ‘funeral time bomb’ financial threat

21 March 2016

Debt Financial Planning Your Money

Many people are in serious danger of leaving a legacy of debt for failing to plan for soaring funeral costs, according to a report from the mutual financial services company, OneFamily. The group’s latest ‘The OneFamily 2015 Funeral Costs Tracker has reveals that in the UK between 2014 and 2015 the average price of a […]

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Top tips for beating the tax year-end deadline

21 March 2016

Financial Planning insight Investing Your Money

With the end of the 2015/16 tax year a fortnight away and the added hurdle of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend being early this year, Jason Hollands, managing director at Tilney Bestinvest offers practical tips on how investors can successfully beat the end of tax year deadline… Don’t deliberate any longer – just dash for […]

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Lose the pricey coffee habit and give your savings a real kick start

21 March 2016

Investing Investing for Growth Personal Finance Savings Your Money

By cutting out your daily cappuccino you could give your savings a £10,000 boost in just over 13 years, according to figures calculated by Fidelity International. For example, if you ditched your daily shop-bought coffee at £2.50 a day, five days a week and invested this amount into an ISA, you would have £50 a […]

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Broker view – why shares in FTSE AIM 100 listed Earthport are a ‘hold’

21 March 2016

Investing Shares

As FTSE AIM 100 listed group Earthport reports interim results Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is calling the firm’s shares a ‘hold’… In its unaudited interim results reported this morning, financial services group Earthport said revenues rose 17.6% to £10.6m, even though it was impacted by restructuring initiatives. […]

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Twitter at 10 – is the social media giant a good investment?

21 March 2016

insight Investing Shares Technology

As Twitter marks its 10th anniversary, Mark Hawtin, investment director and technology equity specialist at GAM believes while the success of the group as a media asset is clear, as an investment, the story is less cut and dry, he explains why… With over 13bn registered users and 100m logins daily, Twitter has changed the […]

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Rail passengers to get more help with train delay compensation

18 March 2016

Personal Finance

Rail passengers should be given help to make a claim when their train is delayed, which 80% of those affected do not do.   The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has said passengers need more help to make a claim as just one in five bother to do so if their train is delayed. […]

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