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Property guru Kevin McCloud hands bond investors huge losses

The long-time presenter of Channel 4’s Grand Designs TV show had raised money from investors between 2013 and 2017 to fund his company, HAB.

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Savers stung by stealth rate cuts

If you havent checked the interest rate on your savings recently, you could be earning as little as 0.1%.

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The world’s top 10 dividend-paying companies

The top 10 companies contributed 10% of all global dividends, roughly the same proportion since 2013. 

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Buying premium bonds for children just got easier

Anyone can now invest in premium bonds on behalf of children under the age of 16.

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Open-ended property funds hit sellers in the pocket amid Brexit concerns

BMO UK Property has become the latest open-ended property fund to switch its pricing, handing investors a 6.4% loss.

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Global dividend growth hit, but some regions still bright spots

Growth figures were not gloomy for all regions, with some breaking new records.

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August 2019: what are the best savings account rates?

With interest rates slowly back on the rise, we examine the best savings accounts and Isa accounts on offer in 2019.

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Can you retire early and not rely on state pension?

Amid calls for state pension age to be raised to 75, here’s why you can no longer rely on the state pension.  

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State pension age could rise to 75

A Conservative think tank report claims that raising the state pension age would help boost the economy.

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Scam victims mocked and misled by Action Fraud

Staff at an Action Fraud call centre referred to victims as morons, screwballs

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Money Observer turns 40: don’t miss our special anniversary issue

We explain what birthday surprises we have in store for investors.

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Fund managers turn bearish and fear a recession is around the corner

One in three fund managers believe a recession is likely

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