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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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Three years on from Brexit vote: the best-performing funds

One of the best places for investors to have been over the past three years was UK funds that buy small-sized British businesses. 

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Over half of Help to Buy users could have bought a home without help

National Audit Office report has revealed that more than half the people using the government's Help to Buy initiative would have been able to purchase a home without the scheme's help.

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British pensioners to run out of money 10 years too early

The World Economic Forum report warned that the so-called retirement savings gap is on the rise across the world.

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Biggest provider of workplace pensions to stop investing in tobacco

Millions who hold money in NEST pensions will no longer have their cash invested in the tobacco industry.

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Woodford makes new plea for investors to stick with him

In an email to financial advisers, Woodford accepted some responsibility for the fund's poor performance.

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