Financial planning

Base rate set to stay at 0.5% for three years - what can you do?

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 | News

The Bank of England (BoE) will hold interest rates steady at 0.5% until the unemployment rate falls to 7%, governor Mark Carney has announced.

Savvy Truro residents outsmarting the rest

Monday, 29 July 2013 | News

More people in Truro, Cornwall, are seeking professional advice about their finances than they are anywhere else in the UK, according to research by 'find-a-financial-adviser' website

Women reveal their top investment secrets

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 | Article

It seems that women are good investors who simply don't do much investing.

Millions could lose out on financial advice in 2013

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 | News

Up to 5.5 million people who are unable or unwilling to pay advice fees could fall into a 'financial advice gap' next year, according to an accountancy firm.

Website lets clients review financial advisers

Thursday, 01 August 2013 | News
A TripAdvisor-style website where people can find, rate and review independent financial advisers has been launched.

Get an investing edge with social networks

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 | Article

Social media is all the rage. From Facebook to Twitter we're seemingly all at it.

Severn Trent launches inflation-linked bond

Friday, 22 June 2012 | News

Utility company Severn Trent has launched a 10-year inflation-linked corporate bond.

The bond, which will pay interest twice a year, pays a rate of 1.3% adjusted for changes in the Retail Prices Index (RPI).

I'm not happy with my IFA's advice. What can I do?

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Question and Answer

Your adviser is meant to be independent and impartial when providing financial advice to you.

Investors hit by hidden costs

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 | News

Investors are being misled by the investment management industry and are hit with more than £18 billion in hidden dealing costs each year, says SCM Private.

Budget 2011: Personal allowance to rise to £8,105 within next 12 months

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 | Article

Chancellor George Osborne claims this will result in 23 million people being £42 better off each year.