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Easy-access savings account rates cut

While rates on fixed-rate bonds have been falling, now banks and building societies have turned their attention to easy-access accounts.

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General Election 2019: UK credit rating at risk of downgrade

Citing Brexit and increased fiscal spending, Moody's said it may be forced to downgrade the UK's credit rating. 

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Better-educated pensioners ‘more likely to be duped by scammers’

Better-educated Britons are more likely to be a victim of fraud as they think they are too intelligent to be tricked, says regulator.

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One in 10 investment trust board directors have no ‘skin in the game’

A total of 6% of chairman have no shares in the trust they oversee.

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Grandparents save families £6,600 a year in childcare costs

Every week, grandparents carry out £127 worth of childcare duties.

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Win a copy of The Naked Trader

We have 10 copies of the fifth edition of The Naked Trader to give away, courtesy of publisher Harriman House.

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Investors dump equity funds at record rates

The third quarter of 2019 saw the largest net retail outflows on record at £4.6 billion.

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Filing a tax return ‘like fighting a moray eel’

UK taxpayers have compared the stress of filing a tax return to undergoing a dental procedure or fighting an eel, research shows.

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Investors should brace for slew of UK company profit warnings

A worsening global macro-economic environment is currently unfavourable to UK businesses.

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Top 10 most popular investment funds – October 2019

Two new funds entered our most-bought list amid some mid-table shuffling.

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Report finds some ethical funds are ‘misleading’ investors

Several funds listed as ESG- or SRI-focused hold significant positions in stocks that could be deemed unethical.

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Further blow for Woodford Patient Capital as net asset value cut

According to one analyst, Woodford Patient Capital faces some serious challenges in the coming months

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