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Interest Rates

March 5th, 2009

Interest rates were slashed by 50 basis points today taking them to yet another new low of 0.5% as the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee took further action to combat deflationary pressures.  

Common investment mistakes

March 4th, 2009

To err is human” said Alexander Pope – but in investment, to err is expensive. What you can do, however, is look at the mistakes of others and try to avoid the most obvious pitfalls. Investors can make many mistakes … Continued

Asset allocation -how to build a portfolio

March 4th, 2009

A portfolio is simply shorthand for the collection of investments an investor owns. Ideally this will be spread across a variety of assets – equities, bonds, property and cash – in a mix that has been determined by that investor’s … Continued

ISA’s -Use it or Lose it!

February 27th, 2009

You only receive one ISA allowance every tax year. Since you cannot carry your allowance over to next year, if you do not use it, come the end of the tax year, you will lose it. The allowance for the … Continued

Deferred Retirement

February 18th, 2009

Anyone hitting retirement with a substantial pension pot can often feel like the job is done and their comfortable retirement secured. But low interest rates mean low annuity rates and retirees may therefore wish to consider other options to maximise … Continued

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