Banking & savings
The latest on cash accounts, ISAs and other savings products, plus retail bond launches
18 Jun 2013
The Office for National Statistics has revealed that the Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation hit 2.7 per cent in May, higher than the 2.4 per cent recorded a month earlier.
5 Jun 2013
UK based property investment and development company Helical Bar (LON:HLCL) has launched a seven-year retail bond paying 6 per cent a year.
15 May 2013
The market for bonds issued by household brands is set to rise from £90 million to £1billion this year, Capita Registrars have claimed.
15 May 2013
Stephen Snowden, co-manager of the consistently top quartile £558 million Kames Investment Grade Bond fund, has warned investors that despite their popularity retail bonds are not a fixed-income panacea.
14 May 2013
The Jockey Club Racecourse Bond, which pays a 7.75 per cent yield, does not sufficiently compensate investors for their risk, according to Adrian Lowcock, senior investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown.
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25 Apr 2013
Independent financial advisers (IFAs) are preoccupied with hanging on to their clients and making money to replace lost commission streams, research has revealed.
16 Apr 2013
Doorstep lender International Personal Finance plc (LON:IPF) has issued a seven-year retail bond paying 6.125 per cent.
4 Apr 2013
The head of Managing Partners Limited, a boutique fund house, has urged governments to ‘embrace inflation in order to nurture the green shoots of recovery’.
20 Mar 2013
Investment professionals have warmly welcomed Chancellor George Osborne's announcement that there will be a 12-week consultation to allow the transfer of Child Trust Funds (CTF) to Junior ISAs (JISAs).
12 Mar 2013
Bradford based subprime lender Provident Financial (LON:PFG) has issued its fourth retail bond in three years paying 6 per cent a year.
19 Feb 2013
AgriBank, a specialist in the UK agriculture sector, has launched a range of bonds.
14 Feb 2013
A 'mystery shopping' review by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has found that a quarter of advice issued in UK banks and building societies is below standard.
13 Feb 2013
Paragon Group, one of the UK's leading independent providers of buy-to-let mortgages and a FTSE 250 company, has released a 7-year retail bond paying 6 per cent a year.
12 Feb 2013
The latest inflation figures mean that savers can no longer use bank accounts to safeguard their wealth.
6 Feb 2013
Over 90 per cent of private investors believe investment companies should be legally obliged to fully disclose their costs, according to a survey commisioned by the True and Fair Campaign.
25 Jan 2013
The UK's largest independent producer of North Sea oil and FTSE 250 listed company, EnQuest (LON:ENQ), has launched a nine-year retail bond at 5.5 per cent.