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More woe for Neil Woodford as second biggest holding dives by 60%

One of Woodford Equity Income fund’s most successful holdings has been accused of misleading financial reporting. 

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Top 10 most popular investment trusts: July 2019

Scottish Mortgage has knocked Woodford Patient Capital off the top spot, to reclaim its crown as the most popular investment trust among customers of interactive investor.

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Fraudsters using fake celebrity news in ‘get rich quick’ investment scam

Similar investment scams on Instagram have cost unsuspecting victims more than £3 million.

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Five million savers in danger of losing retirement funds to scammers

New research from the City Watchdog shows the financially savvy are as vulnerable as anyone else to pension-focused scams.

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Gold is glittering: will the rally continue and should investors buy?

The gold price is shining and private investors are turning bullish on the yellow metal, so we weigh up the pros and cons.

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Calls for pension rules to be changed for all higher earners and not just doctors

Proposals from the government that consider changing the pension taper rule for doctors - but leave the rules the same for other high earners - have been widely criticised.

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Woodford Patient Capital – rating removed

The investment trust was put under review in June following the suspension of the Woodford Equity Income fund.

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Billions lost while just 10 FCA staff dedicated to pension scams

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been criticised for having only 10 people working on pension scams.

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Pension industry slammed for not being transparent on charges

Veteran politician Frank Field has called on the government to shine the searchlights

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UK company profits weakest in three years, weighed down by Brexit uncertainty

The picture would have been even bleaker if the pound had not slumped over the period.

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Weak pound good news for FTSE 100, but spells trouble for UK economy

The Bank of England is caught between poor economic growth and the threat of inflaiton overshooting its 2% target. 

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UK investors pile into US stockmarket, but can the party continue?

Central banks usually lower rates when there is evidence of a downturn in the economy.

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