Category Archives: Finance

The PPI Claims Deadline Is Here: Three Things To Keep In Mind

Last March, the Financial Conduct Authority had formally announced the PPI claims deadline that would remove PPI from the radar of the press and most consumers. On August 29, 2019, UK’s consumers would not receive the legal backing of the … Continue reading

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Fall for FTSE but Modest Growth for Pound

The UK stockmarket is currently on a downward trend, with the FTSE 100 falling in the wake of several big losses among the major companies included. However, the pound has managed to edge up in value slightly, largely at the … Continue reading

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Tips for a Diverse Portfolio

The old truism “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” is a key tenet of investment. All investment involves some degree of risk, so if one of your interests fails it is good to have other, unconnected interests to … Continue reading

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Foreign Property Investments: Spotting a Reliable Company

Property investment has a strong reputation, and taking the search for opportunities to an international level can open up some high-yield opportunities in exciting markets. However, there are a lot of companies offering opportunities and some are more reputable than … Continue reading

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UK Hotel Rooms – A Good Investment?

Investing in a hotel room is becoming increasingly popular, but remains something of a niche outlier in the world of property investment. When people do invest in hotel rooms, they usually pick luxury resorts in exotic, popular tourist hotspots rather … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Lending

Peer-to-peer lending is not a new concept, but it has been getting an increasing amount of attention recently. From next year, it will even receive a form of acknowledgement from the government, being added to the list of investments that … Continue reading

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Mis sold PPI Claims Under-Compensated By £1bn as FCA Discuss Extra Refunds

Just when you thought it was safe to trust the banks again – they go and get caught under-compensating victims of mis sold Payment Protection Insurance. Some of the UK’s major high street lenders are looking at an additional PPI … Continue reading

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Are Rough Areas Becoming Good Investments?

Some investment professionals are starting to suggest that “down and out” areas of London may be turning into up-and-coming investments. As evidence of this trend, they often produce Brent as Exhibit A. Brent was previously considered a particularly rough part … Continue reading

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Shares or Property: Where to Invest?

Currently, stock markets and property markets around the world are both displaying impressive performance. As a result, both are attracting many experienced and first-time investors to lay down funds. The attraction is easy to see, as both returns that can … Continue reading

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Buying an Established Online Business

Many businesses are now run entirely online. An internet-based business will generally have far fewer overheads and a much wider target market than the equivalent brick-and-mortar company. Some types of online business are also low maintenance after the initial effort … Continue reading

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