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14 Aug 2018

Is the LISA’s short life about to end?

Posted by - Glen Callow

The Lifetime ISA (LISA) may not survive after low uptake by providers and fresh criticisms from parliament.The LISA has been reviewed by the...

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13 Aug 2018

Residential letting to get more difficult

Posted by - Glen Callow

Draft legislation released in July contains more bad news for those renting out residential property.The Finance Bill 2018/19 draft legislat...

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10 Aug 2018

Saudi Arabia: the next emerging market

Posted by - Glen Callow

The June 2018 review of constituents for the main Emerging Markets Index has produced a few surprises.The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is one...

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9 Aug 2018

Understanding what goes in to the FTSE100

Posted by - Glen Callow

The latest quarterly review of the FTSE 100 revealed common misunderstandings about how the index is drawn up.Every quarter FTSE Russell, wh...

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8 Aug 2018

National Savings & Investments focusing on smaller investors

Posted by - Glen Callow

National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has introduced limits on its offerings for wealthier savers.In mid-June NS&I announced a r...

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7 Aug 2018

Interest rates for the Eurozone and US diverge

Posted by - Glen Callow

Important interest rate announcements were made in June, both in the UK and the US.The US Federal Reserve announced its seventh 0.25% increa...

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6 Aug 2018

Is a flat rate scheme coming to pension tax relief?

Posted by - Glen Callow

The prospect of a flat rate of tax relief on pension contributions has resurfaced in the national press. The cost of pension relief has bee...

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3 Aug 2018

The beginning of the end for buy-to-let tax breaks?

Posted by - Glen Callow

Private landlords are putting home ownership beyond the reach of at least 2 million families, that’s the conclusion of a radical new repor...

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1 Aug 2018

Help for small businesses

Posted by - Glen Callow

A new £8m Business Basics Fund was announced in a speech to the CBI at the end of June. The Business Basics Fund aims to boost the product...

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27 Jul 2018

Bitcoin bounces back

Posted by - Glen Callow

Bitcoin has broken the $6,700 mark after a few days of hovering above the $6,500 mark. This price level is particularly significant given t...

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