Markets & economy

First 50 Funds: 47th dividend rise for F&C Global Smaller Companies

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 | News

Investors who hold F&C Global Smaller Companies will be pleased to hear the investment trust has today...

‘Now is not the time’ to increase Base Rate, says Bank of England governor

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | News

Now isn’t the time to increase Base Rate, Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has said today.

Stat of the month: debit card use to overtake cash by 2018

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | News

The expression “cash is king” may be about to lose its value according to payments industry association, Payments UK.

Can the FTSE 100 reach 8,000? We ask the experts

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | News

Last week the FTSE 100 index reached a record high, surpassing the 7500 points mark for the first time - and it continues to trade above 7500 points today.

The Conservative Manifesto: what it means for your finances

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Article

Prime Minister and Conservative (Tory) leader Theresa May has today published her party’s 2017 manifesto ahead of the general election on 8 June.

The Liberal Democrat Manifesto: what it means for your finances

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | Article

Liberal Democrat (Lib Dem) leader Tim Farron has today published his party’s 2017 manifesto ahead of the general election on 8 June.

General Election 2017: what the manifestos mean for your money

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 | Article

Now the three major parties have announced their key manifesto pledges in the run-up to the general election on 8 June, Moneywise takes a look at what their policies mean for your finances.

The Labour Manifesto: what it means for your finances

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 | Article

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has today revealed the Labour Party’s 2017 manifesto ahead of the general election on 8 June.

Inflation rockets to 2.7% in April – its highest level since 2013

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 | News

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate of inflation rose to 2.7% in April from 2.3% in March. It’s the highest figure recorded since September 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

CPIH replaces CPI as preferred measure of inflation

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | Article

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has ditched the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) as its preferred measure of inflation and replaced it with the Consumer Prices Index including Housing (CPIH).