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Dementia sufferers among most vulnerable to financial abuse

Overall, around 130,000 people in the UK over the age of 65 have reported financial abuse over the past 12 months.

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Don’t call it a comeback: ‘dog’ funds have shone since start of 2019

Some of the worst-performing funds of 2018 have shone since the start of the year, new research has found.

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Top 10 most popular investment trusts – May 2019

Woodford Patient Capital went up the rankings, while Scottish Mortgage, Smithson and City of London all held the same spots as the previous month.

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Woodford should waive fee, says James Anderson

Following the suspension of Woodford Equity Income, Anderson also argues access to unlisted companies is vital for investors.

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BBC to scrap free TV licences for over-75s

The BBC has announced plans to make most over-75s pay the TV licence fee.

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Top 10 most popular funds: May 2019

There’s a new entry to our top 10 league table of the most popular funds.

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FCA mulls new rules for funds holding illiquid investments

New rules could be introduced for open-ended funds that hold illiquid investments, according to the head of the Financial Conduct Authority.

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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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