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Inflation is back…but what could it mean for people’s retirement incomes?

It’s been a long time since the spectre of inflation has loomed quite as large as it does today.

CPI has doubled in the...

Fri, 28/05/2021 - 10:01


Royal Mail looking to send Renishaw back to FTSE 250 in latest quarterly index reshuffle

The latest FTSE 100 reshuffle, the results of which are due to be announced after the close on Wednesday 2 June, could be relatively quiet...

Wed, 26/05/2021 - 16:42


Why stock markets are worried about inflation

Even a reading of 1.5% inflation in the UK’s consumer price index is giving stock markets the jitters, although that it still a very, very,...

Thu, 20/05/2021 - 13:22


How to shelter investments from an inflation storm

The latest US inflation figures for April are worrying, though we need to bear in mind that April 2020 was a weird month, where the...

Thu, 13/05/2021 - 17:37


Queen’s Speech: What will the Government’s financial services priorities be in 2021 and beyond?

The vast health and economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic will inevitably be at the heart of the Queen’s Speech next week. However, there...

Tue, 11/05/2021 - 10:18


FTSE 100 dividend payments swamp cuts and cancellations in April

HSBC may have disappointed a few optimists who had been hoping for a first-quarter dividend, and BP unveiled a fourth straight year-on-year cut....

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:55


IMI share buyback takes total this year to over £4bn

IMI’s announcement of a £200 million cash return to its investors, alongside an upbeat trading statement, takes the total value of share buybacks announced...

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 15:31


A big week for the big five FTSE 100 banks

All of them are back on the dividend list, three are already buying back shares and the sector ranks as the third-best performer within the...

Wed, 21/04/2021 - 09:01


What would help the FTSE 100 get above 7,000 and keep going

At face value, it does seem odd that the FTSE 100 is trading above its pre-pandemic levels, even if the number of daily new covid-19...

Thu, 15/04/2021 - 17:02


From Pfizer to freedom – the vaccine effect on markets

It’s now six months since Pfizer announced the success of its vaccine trials, a moment which marked a hugely significant victory in the battle...

Wed, 14/04/2021 - 12:52


Best performing funds and investment trusts Q1

The first quarter of the year saw a resurgence of some areas of the market which have been badly beaten up by the pandemic, as...

Fri, 09/04/2021 - 13:57


Will 'peak pension freedoms season' return after pandemic-induced withdrawals slump in 2020

Until 2020, the beginning of a new tax year has traditionally been peak pension withdrawal season, with UK savers taking advantage of a fresh set...

Fri, 09/04/2021 - 13:46


The most popular investments in Last Minute ISAs

Baillie Gifford may be losing James Anderson, but they have won ISA season. They dominate the leader board when it comes to both...

Thu, 08/04/2021 - 16:29


FTSE 100 Dividend tap being turned back on

Current consensus forecasts show that the FTSE 100 is set to deliver its first year of dividend growth since 2018 this year, with a £74.3...

Wed, 07/04/2021 - 15:45


How scrapping higher-rate pensions tax relief would hit middle Britain, including NHS workers

Given the black hole the coronavirus pandemic has blown in the Treasury’s finances, it is no surprise pension tax relief is now firmly in the...

Wed, 31/03/2021 - 09:05


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