Friends Provident launches new microsites Friends Provident International (FPI) has announced that it has joined forces with Fidelity International, Invesco, Investec and Martin Curries to provide new microsites.
First direct personal loans rewards early birds With concerns rising about the number of consumers who are failing to pay back what they have borrowed, First Direct is offering financial awards for those who stick to their repayment plan.
Moves to quit final salary schemes High-profile collapses of final salary pension schemes and reports about rising deficits are prompting thousands of people to transfer out of final salary pensions from former employers to safeguard retirement assets against a possible collapse of the co
Let your agents do the legwork When it comes to buying houses it can take weeks of traipsing around dozens of unsuitÂable properties to find the one you like. If you want to stay one step ahead of the game, however, there are people who will do the work for you.
Fixing a fair fee for finance advice Figuring out whether the fees and commissions your independent financial adviser charges are fair can be difficult. Are the charges you are paying to invest in an annuity or unit trust appropriate? Could you find a more appealing deal?
Make sure your cover prepares for the worst The vast majority of the thousands of travellers who were delayed by the security clampdown at UK airports to foil an alleged terrorist plot will not receive a penny in compensation because of terrorist exclusion clauses in their travel policies.
Older borrowers wise up on securing finance Many of us will have to work extra years, and take our pensions later, to accommodate rising life expectancy. But for those looking to move up the property ladder later in life, most mortgage lenders are failing to keep up.
Hedge funds have not done what it says on the tin Hedge funds are frequently promoted as offering positive returns regardless of conditions in the markets. But the recent performance of funds of hedge funds, which offer the additional security of investing across a range of underlying funds, has cast dou
Sound buildings will survive the rate tremors Property has been an excellent investment for the past decade but this month’s quarter percentage point rise in the bank base rate is expected to put a brake on the sector’s already slowing momentum.
Scrap Inheritance Tax? There was a bit of stir caused in the world of taxation over the weekend when ex-transport secretary Stephen Byers...
Personal Finance Book Store I’ve just put together a new personal finance book store, where you can purchase the most interesting and best-selling personal...