WILLIAM Faith has been doing his own investing since the early days of privatisation and holds a range of investment trusts including Standard Life UK Smaller Companies, Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies and Qatar investment fund.
THE rules on how individuals can distribute their personal Isa allowance were relaxed at the start of this month, meaning you can put as much as £15,000 each year in stocks and shares, ring-fenced from any tax liabilities, for the first time.
I DON'T often make my clients investment guarantees, but at the moment I feel fairly justified in suggesting that investors joining the stock market today are unlikely to see the kind of returns over the next five years that they have seen over the last five.
The campaign a decade ago to secure equal compensation for all victims of wound-up pension schemes has so far resulted in almost £500 million being paid out to retired workers who would otherwise have lost hard-earned pensions.
The influence of the European Union on our day-to day lives is not always welcome, as recent election results have shown, but one directive on the way from Brussels could change things for the better for consumers.
Building societies are using the tighter lending restrictions of the mortgage market review (MMR) to tie customers into longer-term, more expensive mortgage deals, even when they can afford shorter-term repayments, it has been claimed.