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  1. August 15, 2014

    Should we invest a student loan?

    My son is heading to university this September and we are wondering whether to pay for his tuition fees upfront. Given that...

  2. April 4, 2014

    Stars in their eyes

    Is there really such a phenomenon as a star fund manager, the financial equivalent of a creative or inspirational footballer...

  1. March 20, 2014

    Quest to find annuity decision’s winners

    With the words “no one will have to buy an annuity”, George Osborne handed the investment industry a huge opportunity, say...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Is Invesco clients’ money safe? I’d say yes

    It is one of the hardest acts to follow in fund management. Mark Barnett this month succeeded Neil Woodford as head of UK...

  3. February 7, 2014

    Equitable Life may scrap exit penalties

    Equitable Life, the mutual society, is preparing the ground for a fresh £200m capital carve-up which could see enhanced...

  4. February 5, 2014

    Where to invest your 2014 Isa

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  5. January 31, 2014

    Standard Life boosts with-profits bonuses

    Standard Life has increased the annual bonus on its with-profits plans on the back of strong equity market performance in...

  6. November 29, 2013

    Four big ideas – and how to trade them

    George Bernard Shaw once said that if you laid all the economists in the world end to end, they still would not reach a...

  7. November 8, 2013

    Rocketing returns for Indian stocks

    India launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars this week – a complex mission which it hopes will cement its place among...

  8. March 22, 2013

    How to invest in diamonds

    According to Shirley Bassey they are forever, Marilyn Monroe sang that they were “a girl’s best friend” and Zsa Zsa Gabor...

  9. February 1, 2013

    Standard Life cuts bonuses

    Standard Life, the Scottish insurance group, has cut bonuses on its unitised pension plans to 0.5 per cent and to 0.75 per...

  10. January 18, 2013

    NFU declares with-profits bonus

    NFU Mutual has declared bonus rates on with-profits policies for 2012, adding that its main fund grew by 9 per cent during...

  11. September 28, 2012

    Reforms provide a gateway to India

    Investors keen to take advantage of India’s dramatic new economic reforms should consider Indian funds as the best way to...

  12. August 24, 2012

    Where should a 20-something invest?

    I am looking for some investment advice. I am in my early twenties and have between £15,000 and £18,000 to invest. Rather...

  13. August 10, 2012

    Investors urged to reconsider gold holdings

    Investors in search of safety have traditionally turned to gold, but returns from funds that invest in gold-mining companies...

  14. July 13, 2012

    Investors chase commercial property yields

    Investors searching for income are looking again at commercial property as returns from cash and bonds continue to fall. But...

  15. July 6, 2012

    Investors ‘park’ their money in cash

    Rising numbers of investors, wary of stock market volatility, are parking their money in cash while they wait for the right...

  16. June 15, 2012

    4.9m face savings income ‘shock’

    Millions of savers will see their interest payments fall over a “precipice” later this year when their fixed-rate accounts...

  17. June 15, 2012

    Weighing real returns against risks

    Wealth management firms have been forced to reduce their holdings of low-yielding bonds, cash and “alternative” asset...

  18. June 15, 2012

    Liquidity remains a priority for investors

    Private clients are still seeking reassurance from wealth managers that their portfolios are flexible enough to negotiate...

  19. June 1, 2012

    Interactive Investor to return income

    What’s the deal? Interactive Investor, the online stockbroker, is revamping its charging structure. It will now return all...

  20. May 11, 2012

    Is crisis-hit Europe a place for investors?

    Fears of a worsening debt crisis in Europe look set to prolong volatility in equity markets – but, following recent share...

  21. May 4, 2012

    Sipps – who are they good for?

    Self-invested personal pensions (Sipps) are being used by a rising number of private investors keen to take control of their...

  22. April 27, 2012

    ‘Don’t panic about the double-dip’

    Private investors are being advised not to sell or switch their fund holdings following news that the UK economy has slipped...

  23. March 16, 2012

    Whisky returns more glittering than gold

    Whisky is emerging as an alternative investment to rival fine wine, collectors claim, following the release of new data...

  24. March 2, 2012

    Investors remain cautious of income risk

    High-yield bond funds will generate the highest level of income for investors who need regular pay-outs from their Isas –...

  25. March 1, 2012

    Where to put your Isa money

    FT Money asked four independent financial advisers specialising in investment to select Isa-qualifying funds to meet five...

  26. March 1, 2012

    Isa fees could outweigh tax benefits

    Investors need to tread carefully when picking funds for their individual savings accounts (Isas), to ensure that the fund...

  27. March 1, 2012

    The power of tax-free interest on Isas

    The end of the current tax year is fast approaching, giving UK savers and investors just over four weeks use their...

  28. February 17, 2012

    Inflation bonds yield warning

    Savers are being urged to rethink investments in popular inflation-linked bonds that promise to beat rising prices, after...

  29. January 31, 2012

    StanLife to cut with-profits bonus rates

    Standard Life has announced that it is cutting the bonus rates on some of its with-profits policies, as it is having to...

  30. December 16, 2011

    ‘Web-only’ savings deals set to increase

    Some of the best savings products on the market are now only available via a single online platform – or to existing...

  31. November 4, 2011

    Jisas – a new era for savers

    At a few minutes after midnight on Tuesday, November 1, the first-ever Junior individual savings account (Jisa) was opened –...

  32. November 4, 2011

    Invest in stocks and shares Jisa to boost returns

    Parents seeking the higher potential growth of a stocks and shares Junior individual savings account need to choose funds...

  33. October 21, 2011

    Interest builds in infrastructure VCTs

    Wealthy individuals in search of decent returns in an inflationary environment are being drawn towards the reliable...

  34. October 13, 2011

    Investing without borders

    In a world dominated by multinationals, individuals are expanding their investment horizons and moving away from local...

  35. October 13, 2011

    Seeking growth close to home

    With a wide range of UK companies now earning large parts of their profits overseas, some advisers question whether there is...

  36. October 13, 2011

    Opportunities remain in emerging markets

    Investors have been pulling large sums out of emerging market equity and bond funds in recent months in favour of safer...

  37. October 7, 2011

    Investors pour money into cash funds

    Private investors sold equities and “parked” the proceeds in cash at double the normal rate in the third quarter of the...

  38. September 30, 2011

    Warning over ‘cautious’ funds

    Proposals to relabel “cautious” funds to make them easier to understand are likely to cause further confusion, advisers have...

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