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Inflation plummets as impacts of lockdown kick in

April saw a dramatic fall in inflation, down to 0.8% from the 1.5% in March. This marks the lowest rate for CPI inflation since August...

Wed, 20/05/2020 - 10:06


Three steps to prepare your portfolio for market falls

A survey of AJ Bell Youinvest customers has shown that, despite a rebound in markets since March, investors still have a very gloomy outlook for...

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 16:20


AJ Bell funds – update to underlying holdings

One of our most important tasks, when managing the AJ Bell funds, is staying on top of the marketplace. We're always looking for investments that...

Fri, 15/05/2020 - 09:37


5 tips to boost your ISA savings

Laura Suter, Personal Finance Analyst at AJ Bell, looks at 5 quick steps to make the most of your ISA pot.

1. Work out what...

Wed, 13/05/2020 - 10:16


Land Securities shares crumble as rents and asset values slide

Land Securities’ shares are on the slide after its results and it is hard to work out what is upsetting investors more – the...

Tue, 12/05/2020 - 16:44


50 days of lockdown – how have investors fared?

We’re now 50 days into lockdown in the UK, and although for many of us it will feel like day 500, there has been some...

Tue, 12/05/2020 - 16:17


1.7 million younger savers vulnerable to ‘early access’ pension scams during Coronavirus crisis

The UK National Cyber Security Centre have warned Coronavirus is the “top lure” currently being used by online criminals. One in 8 (16%) of people...

Tue, 12/05/2020 - 13:49


BT shares back to 1984 levels as £3.3 billion in dividends blown away

A third dividend cut in its history means that BT is finally finding the combination of hefty debts, big pension deficit, tight regulation and...

Thu, 07/05/2020 - 13:56


Five things you should consider when accessing your pension during Covid-19

Over 1 million people have enrolled into the Government’s furlough scheme, while millions more are facing either unemployment, pay cuts or severe job insecurity. 1...

Mon, 04/05/2020 - 16:20


RBS rounds off a rotten week for the Big Five banks

One of the very few things that RBS’ first-quarter results have going for them is that it was the last bank of the Big...

Fri, 01/05/2020 - 12:11


Six steps to recession-proof your investments

With all signs pointing to the fact that the UK is heading towards a recession and the Bank of England warning that it will be...

Thu, 30/04/2020 - 12:46


Shell shocks shareholders with a dividend cut

Pugnacious comments about how much cash and liquidity it had at hand in both of its March trading updates on the impact of COVID-19 on...

Thu, 30/04/2020 - 12:31


Product pipeline boosts AstraZeneca as drug giant seeks Covid-19 cure

AstraZeneca is one of just 11 FTSE 100 firms whose shares have risen so far in 2020 and the pharmaceutical giant’s first-quarter results and...

Wed, 29/04/2020 - 17:38


Barclays’ investment bank does its best to prove its worth

Surging loan loss provisions and plunging pre-tax profits are already losing their ability to shock investors, who are already familiar with these trends after the...

Wed, 29/04/2020 - 14:57


BP goes back to the future to defend its dividend

BP’s $0.1050-a-share first-quarter dividend offers £1.7 billion of income to hard-pressed investors and the oil major’s cost reductions, cuts to capital investment, asset sales...

Tue, 28/04/2020 - 15:50


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