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Mini-bond regulation to be reviewed after high-profile collapse

London Capital and Finance’s mini-bond went into administration at the start of the year, leaving 11,000 investors at risk of losing most of their money.

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June 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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S&P 500 hits record high: here’s three reasons why

With the US market now in the longest expansion on record, what’s behind its new lease of life?

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Record numbers have a pension, but are not setting enough money aside

Average contributions in defined contribution schemes rose from 3.4% to 5% in 2018.

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Gold price hits five-year high: the pros and cons of the ‘Marmite’ investment

Kyle Caldwell examines the forces behind the five-year peak, and the pros and cons for investors.

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How banks penalise their most loyal savings customers

Easy access account rates have risen, but loyal savers can miss out, explains Sylvia Morris.

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M&G and Vanguard cut fees for active funds

The new cuts mean that most of Vanguard’s active fund range now charge less than 50 basis points.

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Seven in 10 final salary pension transfers approved, leading FCA to step up crackdown

The high proportion of pension transfers goes against the regulator’s stance that transfers are unsuitable for most.

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Woodford Equity Income being investigated by Financial Conduct Authority

The FCA has confirmed opening an investigation into Woodford's flagship fund. 

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Financial scams are on the rise: six ways to spot one

More than five million Britons have fallen victim to a financial scam, research reveals.

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Dividends look on shaky ground for these 12 shares

Our Dividend Danger Zone screen aims to spot in advance the high-yielding shares that may not keep their income promises.

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