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Housing market has ‘air of stability’ despite Brexit cloud

House prices rose by 0.5% this month, according to Halifax figures, while HMRC data shows that home sales remain steady.

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Bank of England takes fire at open-ended investment funds

The governor said that the Bank of England may expand its oversight to include assessing the financial risks posed by investment funds. 

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Neil Woodford’s woes go from bad to worse 

Neil Woodford has lost the support of two big supporters after his move to block investors from accessing their cash earlier this week. 

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Little known tax trick can boost a child’s pension by 25%

A little-known feature of the pensions system treats contribution by parents as if they had been made by the child. 

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Hundreds of thousands given wrong pension forecasts

Around 3% of the government’s 12 million state pension forecasts since 2016 have been incorrect.

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Woodford Patient Capital placed ‘under review’

The Money Observer Rated Fund was selected as a ‘wild card’ choice at the start of 2018, but in light of recent events Woodford Patient Capital has been placed ‘under review’. We explain why.

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Allowing the young to dip into their pensions to buy a house is a crazy idea

Housing minister James Brokenshire has proposed that young people should be able to dip into their pensions to help fund their first property purchase.

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New rules restrict investors to having just 10% of investments in P2P loans

Following a consultation, the City Watchdog has introduced a raft of new rules intended t

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Woodford gets the boot from Hargreaves Lansdown Wealth 50

The online broker has long been a backer of the Woodford’s Equity Income fund, first placing it on the platform’s Wealth 1

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Bitcoin resurgence: why it’s likely here to stay

Cryptocurrencies have seen dramatic recovery in their prices over recent months – but is it different this time?

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Neil Woodford's flagship fund suspended

The decision comes after the fund suffered a spike in withdrawals from investors.

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A fifth of all dividend paying shares are “traps”

Record global dividend levels mask growing risk of exposure to unsustainable dividend trap companies.

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