Investments - News | moneyfacts.co.uk

News

Moneyfacts.co.uk News brings you the latest financial & economic news & reviews of the best products in the UK by our team of money experts.

Investments News Stories

Older generations more hands off with investments

Updated: 13th December 2017 - First Published: 13th December 2017 Given the ongoing economic uncertainty, it’s worrying news that only 36% of investors who are over 45 years old have taken steps to protect or safeguard their savings. In contrast, 77% of those aged between 18 and 34 have done so. Read More...

2017 ILP Moneyfacts award winners announced

Updated: 22nd September 2017 - First Published: 22nd September 2017 The winners of the 2017 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at a ceremony held at the Lancaster Hotel in London, which saw hundreds of industry professionals gathered to hear who would be crowned stars of the show. Read More...

Ethical funds perform strongly once again

Updated: 21st August 2017 - First Published: 21st August 2017 The latest survey from Moneyfacts suggests that, given the continued strong performance of many ethical funds, they should be more popular than they are – is it time to add these funds to your portfolio? Read More...

Could it be time to move away from cash?

Updated: 10th November 2016 - First Published: 10th November 2016 The state of the savings market is understandably leaving many savers frustrated, particularly older savers who rely on a healthy return to boost their income. That’s why many are looking away from cash and considering the stock market instead. Read More...

£54m in Premium Bonds unclaimed on anniversary

Updated: 01st November 2016 - First Published: 01st November 2016 Today sees the 60th anniversary of when Premium Bonds first started being sold. A lot has changed since then, with the top prize now standing at £1 million, compared with the £1,000 reward of 60 years ago. Read More...

Pound plummets as FTSE soars

Updated: 04th October 2016 - First Published: 04th October 2016 A second significant fall in the pound has taken place. While this drop may be unhappy news for people who are about to go on holiday, it has given the FTSE 100 quite a boost, as it has passed the 7,000 mark for the second time in as many years. Read More...

Would you risk the stock market for £400,000?

Updated: 28th September 2016 - First Published: 28th September 2016 It’s becoming increasingly difficult to secure decent returns on cash savings these days, yet we all know that investing in cash is the safest option. But would you risk that level of security for the chance of a £400,000 profit? Read More...

Don’t be a victim of investment fraud

Updated: 25th May 2016 - First Published: 25th May 2016 Low savings rates have led many of us to desperately scour the market in hopes of finding a deal that will pay more. However, this search means that more and more savers are being tempted by unfamiliar investments. Read More...

Ethical investors have been rewarded

Updated: 19th October 2015 - First Published: 19th October 2015 To mark the start of Good Money Week, Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts has analysed the market and found that those who invested ethically during last year’s Good Money Week have been rewarded for their decision to do so. Read More...

Over-50s are turning to the stock market

Updated: 19th August 2015 - First Published: 19th August 2015 If you’re approaching retirement age, your thoughts are probably turning to how you’ll fund your post-work years - and it seems that many people are turning to the stock market. Read More...

How stocks & shares can outshine cash

Updated: 29th May 2015 - First Published: 29th May 2015 The potential of stocks & shares to outstrip the returns delivered by cash savings has been revealed as the prospect of at least another year of low interest rates looms large. Read More...

What should you do to combat stock market falls?

Updated: 22nd October 2014 - First Published: 22nd October 2014 As savings rates continue to frustrate rather than elate, stocks and shares have proven to be an increasingly popular destination for fed-up savers in recent years. Read More...

Warning as EEA investors may have been mis-sold

Updated: 26th September 2014 - First Published: 26th September 2014 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has urged anyone who invested in the EEA Life Settlements Fund to contact their financial adviser and consider making a complaint, as it believes some were likely to have been mis-sold the scheme. Read More...

Top 5 most traded investment funds

Updated: 23rd October 2017 - First Published: 17th April 2014 TQ Invest Top 5 most traded funds for January 2014 provides a monthly summary of where TQ Invest Clients have been placing their investments. Read More...

Profit from house price rises – with a difference

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 14th March 2014 The traditional way to profit from rising house prices has been to invest in property, refurbish it if needs be, then sit back and watch as the price starts to rise. But what if there was an alternative? Read More...

Will this be the year you start investing?

Updated: 21st January 2014 - First Published: 21st January 2014 With savings rates at record lows and there currently being only 77 accounts that negate the effects of tax and inflation, a lot of savers might be toying with the idea of investments to generate a more measurable return. Read More...

Ethical funds outperform non-ethical

Updated: 21st July 2017 - First Published: 14th August 2013 The latest research by Moneyfacts.co.uk reveals that ethical funds are performing remarkably well in the current economic climate, proving that investors can stick to their principles and still enjoy healthy investment returns. Read More...

Fifth of adults would invest a £15,000 windfall

Updated: 25th May 2017 - First Published: 07th May 2013 What would you do with a £15,000 windfall? Buy a new car, book an expensive holiday or make some home improvements? Or would you place it in a nest egg for your future? Read More...

RDR… how it affects you

Updated: 22nd January 2013 - First Published: 31st December 2012 The way in which financial advisers provide professional advice is set to change with effect from 31 December 2012. Read More...

Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards 2012

Updated: 06th November 2012 - First Published: 06th November 2012 This year’s Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards, hosted by TV presenter Kate Silverton and attended by over 400 industry professionals, celebrated the crème de la crème of the investments and pensions sector. Read More...

UBS bank trader received warning for conduct

Updated: 26th September 2012 - First Published: 26th September 2012 The trial of a former UBS trader has heard how the Swiss bank previously warned the accused for exceeding trading limits. Read More...

RBS could restart dividend payments

Updated: 26th September 2012 - First Published: 26th September 2012 The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Stephen Hester, has hinted that the bank could restart dividend payments to shareholders “imminently”. Read More...

Barclays names new chief executive

Updated: 30th August 2012 - First Published: 30th August 2012 Antony Jenkins has been officially appointed chief executive of Barclays, replacing Bob Diamond who stood down nearly two months ago. Read More...

Serious Fraud Office to investigate Barclays

Updated: 30th August 2012 - First Published: 30th August 2012 Scandal has reared its ugly head again at Barclays, as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) confirms it will be investigating the bank’s dealings with a Qatari investment house. Read More...

Investors tempted by banks

Updated: 25th May 2012 - First Published: 25th May 2012 Investors looked to banks this week, as trading activity was boosted by Facebook’s highly anticipated IPO. Read More...

Share activity up amidst Eurozone uncertainty

Updated: 16th May 2012 - First Published: 16th May 2012 The volume of stock trades increased by more than 50% over the last week, as investors monitored the ongoing problems in the Eurozone. Read More...

Shares fall across Eurozone

Updated: 14th May 2012 - First Published: 14th May 2012 Shares have fallen across the Eurozone as fears about the continent’s economy continue to grow. Read More...

Banks lead the way for investors

Updated: 10th May 2012 - First Published: 10th May 2012 The UK banks caught the attention of investors again this week, while oil and gas explorers also featured prominently. Read More...

Banks on investors’ agendas

Updated: 03rd May 2012 - First Published: 03rd May 2012 Banks were on the agendas of investors again in the last week, with three of the UK’s big institutes especially prominent. Read More...

Arch Cru investors in line for £100m payout

Updated: 30th April 2012 - First Published: 30th April 2012 Investors mis-sold Arch Cru funds could soon be paid out in excess of £100 million in compensation. Read More...

Black gold catches the eye of investors

Updated: 04th July 2017 - First Published: 26th April 2012 Investors averted their eyes from the gaze of the banks this week, instead concentrating on oil and gas companies. Read More...

Shares in Lloyds catch the eyes of investors

Updated: 18th April 2012 - First Published: 18th April 2012 Shares in Lloyds Banking Group were on the radar of investors in the last week, helping to boost overall trading. Read More...

Investors look to banks in the run-up to Easter

Updated: 11th April 2012 - First Published: 11th April 2012 Investors stuck with old favourites in the run of to the Easter break, with banks proving particularly popular. Read More...

RBS almost doubles annual loss to £2 billion

Updated: 23rd February 2012 - First Published: 23rd February 2012 The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced that it saw losses almost double last year. Read More...

Santander fined £1.5m for FSCS cover breaches

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 20th February 2012 Santander has been hit with a £1.5 million fine for failing to properly clarify on compensation cover on structured products. Read More...

Traders look to diversify portfolios

Updated: 06th February 2012 - First Published: 03rd February 2012 Investors looked to diversify their portfolios in the last week, with buying very much on the agenda. Read More...

Investors turn their focus to energy

Updated: 30th January 2012 - First Published: 30th January 2012 Investors looked to energy stocks and shares last week, while Tesco retained its position as the most bought equity. Read More...

Tesco tops trades as investor activity soars

Updated: 20th January 2012 - First Published: 20th January 2012 Investors caught the trading bug last week despite the FTSE 100 finishing the week virtually level with where it began. Read More...

Banks take a backseat to black gold in trading

Updated: 13th January 2012 - First Published: 13th January 2012 Banks took a backseat to oil in the last week’s trading, although three of the UK’s banks still proved to be popular. Read More...

Investors dodge banks in favour of resources

Updated: 05th January 2012 - First Published: 05th January 2012 Investors returned to the market after the Christmas period with their minds focussed firmly on resources. Read More...

Investors focus on banks in 2011

Updated: 30th December 2011 - First Published: 29th December 2011 Investors looked to banks in 2011, despite the turbulent economic conditions, new figures have revealed. Read More...

Emerging markets tipped for 2012 success

Updated: 15th December 2011 - First Published: 15th December 2011 Fund managers are tipping emerging markets to be the investment region to beat in 2012, as the UK was shown the cold shoulder. Read More...

Banks remain on investors’ radars

Updated: 09th December 2011 - First Published: 09th December 2011 Investors continued to monitor the fortunes of some of the UK’s largest banks in the last week, although the number of stocks sold outweighed buys. Read More...

HSBC pledges support for all NHFA customers

Updated: 08th December 2011 - First Published: 08th December 2011 HSBC has pledged to take responsibility for all NHFA customers, even those who dealt with the company before it was taken over by the bank in 2005. Read More...

HSBC fined £10.5m for mis-selling to elderly

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 05th December 2011 HSBC has been hit with the biggest ever retail fine of £10.5 million for giving inappropriate advice to elderly customers between 2005 and 2010. Read More...

Banks loom large in investors’ thoughts

Updated: 01st December 2011 - First Published: 01st December 2011 Banks featured prominently in the minds of investors in the last week, but it was travel agent Thomas Cook which really got pulses racing. Read More...

Investors look to new opportunities

Updated: 25th November 2011 - First Published: 25th November 2011 Investors have been broadening their horizons in an attempt to find some value amidst the market slump. Read More...

FSCS reassures on Northern Rock/Virgin cover

Updated: 18th April 2017 - First Published: 18th November 2011 Savers who have invested money with both Northern Rock and Virgin Money have been reassured that their savings will remain covered despite yesterday’s £747 million deal. Read More...

Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards 2011

Updated: 14th November 2011 - First Published: 14th November 2011 Download the list of winners and runners up from the 2011 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards. From Equity ISAs to Health Cash Plans – see who came out top. Read More...

Banks top investment pile as Lloyds leads the way

Updated: 11th November 2011 - First Published: 11th November 2011 Investor attention has been focusing on banks as the fallout from the Eurozone crisis continued to wreak havoc with the markets. Read More...

Coutts fined after mis-selling investment fund

Updated: 08th November 2011 - First Published: 08th November 2011 Coutts & Company has been fined £6.3 million by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for mis-selling an investment fund to customers. Read More...

Investors stay calm despite market troubles

Updated: 07th November 2011 - First Published: 07th November 2011 UK investors are keeping a calm head despite bearing witness to the frantic to-ing and fro-ing in the markets of late. Read More...

Investors look to banks during debt crisis

Updated: 03rd November 2011 - First Published: 03rd November 2011 Investors increased the number of stock buys over the last week, looking to invest money in banks despite the backdrop of a debt crisis in the Eurozone. Read More...

Credit Suisse pays out over structured products

Updated: 25th October 2011 - First Published: 25th October 2011 Investors who have recently been sold a structured product by Credit Suisse UK have been told they might get their money back after regulators uncovered failings in the way the products were sold. Read More...

Investors eye up banks as bargain hunt resumes

Updated: 24th October 2011 - First Published: 24th October 2011 Investors have been snapping up shares in UK banks as the hunt for investment opportunities once again gathered pace. Read More...

Ethical investments hit record high

Updated: 14th October 2011 - First Published: 14th October 2011 The amount of money invested in Britain’s green and ethical retail investment funds has reached a record high of £11.3 billion, latest figures have revealed. Read More...

Investors turn to cash to avoid market turmoil

Updated: 10th October 2011 - First Published: 10th October 2011 Investors spooked by the recent turmoil in the markets have increasingly been entrusting their funds to the relative safe haven of cash. Read More...

Investors eye a mixed bag of shares

Updated: 07th October 2011 - First Published: 07th October 2011 Investors looked to diversify their share portfolios in the last week, with financials and energy firms featuring heavily. Read More...

Investors look to diversify portfolios

Updated: 30th September 2011 - First Published: 30th September 2011 Investors looked to diversify their portfolios in the last week, with shares in banks and mining companies proving popular. Read More...

European shares rebound

Updated: 27th September 2011 - First Published: 27th September 2011 Shares across the European Union and further afield bounced back today, as renewed optimism spread about the future of the economy. Read More...

Investor uncertainty grows amidst volatile markets

Updated: 23rd September 2011 - First Published: 23rd September 2011 The volatility of the stock markets seems to have left investors unsure which way to turn, new data has revealed. Read More...

FTSE 100 slides as fears grow over US economy

Updated: 22nd September 2011 - First Published: 22nd September 2011 The FTSE 100 index has plummeted towards the 5,000 mark amidst renewed fears over the state of the US economy. Read More...

Banking bonanza in the stock markets

Updated: 19th September 2011 - First Published: 19th September 2011 Banks tickled the fancy of traders up and down the land last week, accounting for more than half of share purchases. Read More...

Millions ignorant of investment risk

Updated: 14th September 2011 - First Published: 14th September 2011 Millions of people are playing a dangerous game with their finances because they are ignorant to the risks attached to their investments. Read More...

Banks rule the trading roost

Updated: 09th September 2011 - First Published: 09th September 2011 Despite the continuing unpredictability in the stock markets, banks continued to dominate the trading agenda. Read More...

Banks top trades as FTSE 100 rallies

Updated: 01st September 2011 - First Published: 01st September 2011 The UK’s banks dominated the agenda of traders in the week to Tuesday 30 August, as the FTSE 100 rallied from its low base. Read More...

Bargain hunting investors continue to buy

Updated: 26th August 2011 - First Published: 26th August 2011 Bargain seeking investors have been buying stocks in significant volumes as fluctuations continued in markets around the world. Read More...

'Best opportunities for two years’ investors told

Updated: 24th August 2011 - First Published: 24th August 2011 The recent market falls have provided the best opportunity to invest in equities since March 2009, according to a leading fund manager. Read More...

Investors still bullish as focus falls on banks

Updated: 22nd August 2011 - First Published: 22nd August 2011 Investors remain bullish about the prospects for their investment portfolios despite the turmoil seen in the markets in recent weeks. Read More...

Bargain hunting investors get busy

Updated: 12th August 2011 - First Published: 12th August 2011 Record levels of trading have been witnessed after the volatility in the stock markets caught the eye of investors eager to snap up a bargain. Read More...

Investors eye opportunities in market turmoil

Updated: 10th August 2011 - First Published: 10th August 2011 Investors are attempting to make the most of the opportunities being presented by the volatility in the stock markets. Read More...

Stock markets start to rise

Updated: 09th August 2011 - First Published: 09th August 2011 Stock markets have started to climb higher, recovering the losses seen earlier in the day. Read More...

Stock markets slide despite ECB support

Updated: 08th August 2011 - First Published: 08th August 2011 Stock markets have slipped lower once again despite European policy makers revealing plans to help avoid a debt crisis spiralling out of control in Spain and Italy. Read More...

Financial stocks remain in the spotlight

Updated: 04th August 2011 - First Published: 04th August 2011 There were no surprises from the Bank of England at noon today, as it announced that the bank rate will remain on hold. Read More...

Banks and oil dominate trading

Updated: 29th July 2011 - First Published: 29th July 2011 Investors looked to place their money in banks and oil over the last week, as debt talks continued to dominate the financial agenda. Read More...

Are you sitting on a goldmine?

Updated: 02nd August 2011 - First Published: 29th July 2011 Millions of people could be sitting on a goldmine in their homes, as their valuable jewellery sits around gathering dust. Read More...

Investors focus on banking giants

Updated: 22nd July 2011 - First Published: 22nd July 2011 Investors have been turning their attention to the high street banks after appearing to spot some bargains following the European stress tests. Read More...

Caution urged over gold rush

Updated: 18th July 2011 - First Published: 18th July 2011 Investors have been warned of the potential dangers of getting too caught up in the great gold rush that is currently under way. Read More...

Investors eye up BSkyB after hacking fall-out

Updated: 15th July 2011 - First Published: 15th July 2011 Investors looked to take advantage of a fall in the share price of BSkyB against the backdrop of the hacking scandal this week. Read More...

All that glitters is gold……and silver

Updated: 13th July 2011 - First Published: 13th July 2011 Precious metals continued to shine brightest among investors over the first half of 2011. Read More...

Investors plump for black gold and financials

Updated: 08th July 2011 - First Published: 08th July 2011 Investors stocked their portfolios with shares in oil and financials in a busy week of trading. Read More...

Banks dominate trading in busy week

Updated: 01st July 2011 - First Published: 01st July 2011 The UK's major banking groups dominated trading in the last week, in what proved to be busy seven days. Read More...

Equitable Life payouts to begin

Updated: 30th June 2011 - First Published: 30th June 2011 The Government has said that it will begin sending cheques to Equitable Life policyholders from today. Read More...

Financials dominate the trading agenda

Updated: 24th June 2011 - First Published: 24th June 2011 The UK’s major banking institutions dominated the trading agenda in the last week against the backdrop of the debt crisis in Greece. Read More...

Nick Clegg backs giveaway of bank shares to public

Updated: 23rd June 2011 - First Published: 23rd June 2011 Nick Clegg has said that he backs the idea of giving the public shares in RBS and Lloyds, which were bailed out with taxpayers’ money during the economic crisis. Read More...

Stock markets spooked over Greek crisis

Updated: 21st June 2011 - First Published: 21st June 2011 The growing prospect of an all-out collapse in Greece has spooked stock markets across Europe. Read More...

Greek tragedy threatens pensions and investments

Updated: 21st June 2011 - First Published: 21st June 2011 The growing prospect of an all-out collapse in Greece spooked stock markets across Europe yesterday and overnight, threatening UK pensions and investments. Read More...

Banks back on investors’ radars

Updated: 17th June 2011 - First Published: 17th June 2011 Britain’s high street banks returned to the thoughts of investors over the past week after the Government decided savers’ money should be ring-fenced. Read More...

Investors snap up shares as Lloyds stays top

Updated: 10th June 2011 - First Published: 10th June 2011 Investors have raced to snap up shares in the last week, but it is Lloyds Banking Group that has remained the most popular pick. Read More...

Lloyds dominates stock buys and sells

Updated: 03rd June 2011 - First Published: 03rd June 2011 Lloyds Banking Group was the dominant stock in the last week, with investors buying and selling stakes in the bank in their droves. Read More...

Investors stay focused on oil and banks

Updated: 26th May 2011 - First Published: 26th May 2011 Investors have continued to focus on oil and financial stocks over the past week, despite the arrival of a newcomer in the FTSE 100. Read More...

BoS investors set for £17 million compensation

Updated: 25th May 2011 - First Published: 25th May 2011 Bank of Scotland (BoS) customers whose complaints about their investments were wrongly rejected by the bank are to receive around £17 million in compensation. Read More...

Investors look to diversify their portfolios

Updated: 20th May 2011 - First Published: 20th May 2011 Investors have looked to splash the cash on a range of different stocks and shares in the last week. Read More...

Investors turn their attention to banks

Updated: 12th May 2011 - First Published: 12th May 2011 Investors have turned their attention to financial stocks over the past week, as investment activity surged following the series of bank holiday breaks. Read More...

Equity ISA boom as savers place faith in stocks

Updated: 10th May 2011 - First Published: 10th May 2011 Savers have increasingly been turning to stocks and shares individual savings accounts (ISAs), as the search for a decent return on savings intensifies. Read More...

Investors flock to black gold and financials

Updated: 06th May 2011 - First Published: 06th May 2011 Investors have looked to boost their portfolios with financials and oil stocks in recent weeks, against a backdrop of a rising FTSE 100. Read More...

ISA investors told ‘time is money’

Updated: 20th April 2011 - First Published: 19th April 2011 ISA investors have been told not to rest on their laurels if they want to extract the most benefit from their tax free savings allowance. Read More...

N&P to compensate Keydata customers

Updated: 18th April 2011 - First Published: 18th April 2011 All customers who invested in Keydata products as a result of unsuitable advice from Norwich & Peterborough Building Society are to be paid out in full. Read More...

Small firms top tax year chart for investors

Updated: 15th April 2011 - First Published: 15th April 2011 Investment funds with a focus on smaller firms provided investors with the best returns in the 2010/11 tax year, it has been revealed. Read More...

Investors focus firmly on banks

Updated: 14th April 2011 - First Published: 14th April 2011 Investors have turned their focus firmly to banks in the last week, with buys and sells in Lloyds Banking Group leading the way. Read More...

Inflation warning over windfalls

Updated: 12th April 2011 - First Published: 11th April 2011 People who benefit from a financial windfall have been warned not to leave the money languishing in low paying high street savings accounts. Read More...

Investors capitalise on market volatility

Updated: 01st April 2011 - First Published: 01st April 2011 Investors capitalise on market volatility Read More...

ISA investors urged to take their time

Updated: 25th March 2011 - First Published: 25th March 2011 Some ISA investors spend only a couple of minutes deciding which funds to invest in their equity ISA, new research has revealed. Read More...

Investors in a sweat over inflation

Updated: 21st March 2011 - First Published: 21st March 2011 Inflation has become the number one money worry amongst investors, just as the Office for National Statistics prepares to publish the latest official figures. Read More...

Investors flock to financials and oil

Updated: 18th March 2011 - First Published: 18th March 2011 Investors have flocked to oil and finance stocks in the aftermath of the natural disasters in Japan. Read More...

ISA enthusiasm grows as deadline approaches

Updated: 07th December 2016 - First Published: 10th March 2011 Enthusiasm for ISAs continues to grow as the deadline for using the 2010/11 ISA allowance draws near. Read More...

Silver outshines other investments in 2010

Updated: 09th March 2011 - First Published: 08th March 2011 Investors who placed their faith in silver during 2010 will have enjoyed gold-plated returns, the latest research has revealed. Read More...

Investors look to banks in reporting season

Updated: 04th March 2011 - First Published: 04th March 2011 Investors looked to stock their portfolios with shares of the UK’s banks this week, as many of the main players delivered their 2010 results. Read More...

Global upheaval influences investors

Updated: 25th February 2011 - First Published: 25th February 2011 The upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa has influenced the choices made by investors. Read More...

Equity rally tipped to continue

Updated: 14th February 2011 - First Published: 14th February 2011 The equity rally is set to continue driven by a pick up in global growth, according to the latest forecast. Read More...

Investors chase commodities as FTSE soars

Updated: 11th February 2011 - First Published: 11th February 2011 Investors have chased commodities over the last week as the FTSE 100 rose to its highest level for almost three years. Read More...

Buys surge as investors eye discounted shares

Updated: 04th February 2011 - First Published: 04th February 2011 Shares of energy and mining stocks accounted for almost seven in ten (69%) of buys in the week to Tuesday 1 February. Read More...

Investors eye retail and banks

Updated: 27th January 2011 - First Published: 27th January 2011 Investors added a mixture of retail, energy and banking equities to their portfolios in the last week. Read More...

Property no longer a long term investment for many

Updated: 26th January 2011 - First Published: 26th January 2011 The number of people who view property as the best long-term investment has fallen to its lowest level. Read More...

Equitable Life compensation update

Updated: 27th January 2011 - First Published: 26th January 2011 The Government has announced more details on compensation for Equitable Life customers. Read More...

Investors shun banks and look to retail

Updated: 20th January 2011 - First Published: 20th January 2011 Investors turned away from banks last week, instead looking to add retail shares to their portfolios. Read More...

Barclays faces £60 million compensation bill

Updated: 27th April 2011 - First Published: 18th January 2011 Barclays Bank has been hit with a fine of £7.7 million and faces a compensation bill of up to £60 million for giving bad investment advice to customers. Read More...

Oil exciting New Year investors

Updated: 07th January 2011 - First Published: 07th January 2011 Oil, mining and bank equities have proven popular with investors in the opening days of 2011, according to a leading investment broker. Read More...

Investors expect FTSE to rally in 2011

Updated: 05th January 2011 - First Published: 05th January 2011 The majority of investors are bullish about the prospects of the FTSE 100 in the forthcoming year. Read More...

Investors confident over 2011 prospects

Updated: 20th December 2010 - First Published: 20th December 2010 An air of optimism has swept over investors, with confidence returning to levels not seen since before the financial crisis. Read More...

Icesave agreement is confirmed

Updated: 10th December 2010 - First Published: 10th December 2010 An agreement has been reached between Iceland and the UK and Netherlands governments over the Icesave crisis. Read More...

Keydata: Lifemark investors to be paid out in full

Updated: 03rd December 2010 - First Published: 02nd December 2010 People who invested in Keydata investments backed by Lifemark are set to be refunded in full after it was judged their holdings are worthless. Read More...

Investor confidence rises despite recession fears

Updated: 19th October 2010 - First Published: 19th October 2010 Investors are regaining confidence in the markets after research revealed almost half of active investors intend to increase their stock market investments in the coming months. Read More...

Bad news for NDF, DRL and Arc investors

Updated: 06th June 2017 - First Published: 30th September 2010 Investors who held capital at risk products with NDF Administration, Defined Returns Limited and Arc Capital and Income have been told they will not be able to claim compensation through the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Read More...

Investors urged to look overseas for returns

Updated: 15th September 2010 - First Published: 15th September 2010 Investors who have been put off investing internationally by the global financial crisis have been told they could be putting their portfolios at risk. Read More...

All that glitters is gold

Updated: 11th August 2010 - First Published: 11th August 2010 Investors who have placed their faith in precious metals should be celebrating, after a return of 9.7% saw the asset class crowned as the best performer of the first six months of 2010. Read More...

Nervy investors shy away from equities

Updated: 22nd June 2010 - First Published: 22nd June 2010 The recent volatility in the stock markets has once again sent investors running for cover. Read More...

Rocky ride for investors as FTSE rallies

Updated: 27th May 2010 - First Published: 27th May 2010 Investors will be breathing a little easier today after stock markets continued to recover lost ground. Read More...

Investors running scared as FTSE plunges lower

Updated: 25th May 2010 - First Published: 25th May 2010 Stock markets around the world have plummeted as fears over the debt problems in the eurozone refuse to go away. Read More...

Are you a boiler room fraud target?

Updated: 19th May 2010 - First Published: 19th May 2010 The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is contacting more than 38,000 people across the UK to warn them that they could be the target of share fraud, after it recovered a master list used by boiler room fraudsters. Read More...

FTSE Deposit from Investec takes the plaudits

Updated: 21st May 2010 - First Published: 14th May 2010 Investec Bank has given investors the chance to reap the rewards of rises in the stock market with a couple of products that also offers protection should the FTSE 100 fall. Read More...

Stakeholder CTFs overtake cash alternative

Updated: 12th May 2010 - First Published: 12th May 2010 The value of the average stakeholder Child Trust Fund (CTF) has edged past those of cash CTFs over the five years since the scheme was launched, Moneyfacts.co.uk research has revealed. Read More...

Euro bailout boosts FTSE investors

Updated: 10th May 2010 - First Published: 10th May 2010 Stock markets around Europe have enjoyed a welcome boost, after a deal was agreed aimed at preventing the Greek debt crisis spreading to other countries. Read More...

Little and often could mean more to ISA investors

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 14th April 2010 ISA investors who would prefer not to part with a lump sum have been told that making regular payments can be an equally or even more effective way of saving. Read More...

ISA investors urged to spread risks

Updated: 11th March 2010 - First Published: 11th March 2010 Investors in stocks and shares ISAs have been told they must diversify their portfolios to reduce the risk of losing money. Read More...

Investors favouring equities

Updated: 08th March 2010 - First Published: 08th March 2010 Investor’s faith in equities continues to be restored, the latest figures from the Investment Management Association (IMA) have revealed... Read More...

Equity ISA investors set for record returns

Updated: 04th April 2011 - First Published: 23rd February 2010 Stocks and shares ISA investors are on course for a record breaking year of returns, new research from Moneyfacts has revealed... Read More...

ISA investors eye equities

Updated: 01st February 2010 - First Published: 01st February 2010 Investor confidence in the stock market appears to be returning after it was revealed half of all ISA sales in January went into equities... Read More...

Morgan Stanley marvellous for investments

Updated: 29th January 2010 - First Published: 25th January 2010 The latest issue of Morgan Stanley’s FTSE Protected Growth Plan really gives investors something to shout about. Read More...

Investors confident over FTSE recovery

Updated: 20th January 2010 - First Published: 20th January 2010 Investors are more confident in their outlook for the stock markets in 2010, despite the rollercoaster ride experienced in 2009, new research has revealed... Read More...

Investors search for cash options

Updated: 22nd January 2010 - First Published: 12th January 2010 Investors are planning to invest less in 2010 after a drop in confidence in the stock market, the latest research from the Investment Management Association (IMA) has revealed. Read More...

Get capital gains with Scottish Widows

Updated: 30th December 2009 - First Published: 30th December 2009 Scottish Widows has launched a new structured product that gives investors the chance to capitalise on the growth of the FTSE 100. Read More...

Investec Bank’s focus is the FTSE

Updated: 22nd December 2009 - First Published: 22nd December 2009 Investec Bank has a little something up its sleeve for structured product investors looking to benefit from future growth in the FTSE 100... Read More...

Equities tipped for the top in 2010

Updated: 17th December 2009 - First Published: 17th December 2009 Fund managers expect equities to be the best performing asset class in 2010, according to a survey from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC)... Read More...

New ISA rules see sales soar

Updated: 04th December 2009 - First Published: 02nd December 2009 The increased ISA limit for the over 50s has helped ISA sales to hit their highest ever October figure, latest statistics from the Investment Management Association (IMA) have revealed... Read More...

Top marks for Morgan Stanley structured product

Updated: 02nd December 2009 - First Published: 01st December 2009 Morgan Stanley has raised the bar in the structured products market with the launch of Protected Growth Plan 31... Read More...

NS&I withdrawals hits bond market

Updated: 04th January 2010 - First Published: 19th November 2009 National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has withdrawn from sale its one and two year guaranteed growth bonds and guaranteed income bonds... Read More...

Savers crave investment guarantees

Updated: 18th November 2009 - First Published: 18th November 2009 Nearly half of all savers claim a guarantee that their original investment is safe would significantly reassure them when investing in the stock market or pensions, new research has revealed... Read More...

Keydata compensation to begin

Updated: 16th November 2009 - First Published: 16th November 2009 Investors with money in the failed investment firm Keydata have been told they can now start applying for compensation. Read More...

Investors uncertain over recovery

Updated: 10th November 2009 - First Published: 10th November 2009 UK investors appear uncertain as to the future direction of the FTSE 100 index, despite the recent rally in the markets... Read More...

Ethical investments back in favour

Updated: 05th November 2009 - First Published: 05th November 2009 Ethical investments appear to be finding favour with investors once more, with sales of funds in the third quarter more than doubling the total seen in the same period last year... Read More...

FSA moves to assist structured product investors

Updated: 27th October 2009 - First Published: 27th October 2009 The way has been paved for investors who were mis-sold Lehman-backed structured products to claim compensation... Read More...

Arc Capital and Income enter administration

Updated: 26th October 2009 - First Published: 26th October 2009 The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has confirmed that the structured product provider Arc Capital and Income has entered administration... Read More...

Investors getting feelgood factor

Updated: 26th October 2009 - First Published: 26th October 2009 The feelgood factor seems to be returning to investors after new research revealed confidence amongst active investors had jumped to its highest level in three and a half years... Read More...

Green light for ethical investments

Updated: 15th October 2009 - First Published: 15th October 2009 Interest in green and ethical investments appears to be growing, after it was revealed their performance was at least as good as that delivered by other investments... Read More...

Investors overexposed to UK stocks and shares

Updated: 15th June 2010 - First Published: 29th September 2009 Investors are overexposed to UK equities, according the overwhelming majority of advisers, new research has found... Read More...

Quarter of investors rule out stock market return

Updated: 23rd May 2017 - First Published: 28th September 2009 Despite a surge in the stock market over the last six months, as many as one in four potential investors are currently refusing to consider equity investments... Read More...

Equities finding favour again

Updated: 17th September 2009 - First Published: 17th September 2009 Growing consumer confidence in equities is seeing investors increasingly desert cash and return to stocks and shares, new research has suggested... Read More...

Penny share warning for investors

Updated: 16th September 2009 - First Published: 16th September 2009 Investors have been warned not to be pressured into buying so-called penny shares, investments with a low market price which are not traded on the main stock exchange... Read More...

Market rally predicted to continue

Updated: 11th September 2009 - First Published: 11th September 2009 Investors have been told they can be optimistic that the recent market rally will continue for the foreseeable future... Read More...

It’s not easy being green, survey finds

Updated: 17th August 2009 - First Published: 14th August 2009 Interest in all things ethical has undoubtedly come a long way in a relatively short space of time and the same is true of ethical investment... Read More...

Investors report increasing confidence

Updated: 04th August 2009 - First Published: 03rd August 2009 Confidence appears to be returning to the investments market, with money invested into equities increasing by almost a fifth since the turn of the year... Read More...

Investors expect improving market

Updated: 04th August 2009 - First Published: 21st July 2009 Confidence amongst investors appears to be improving, with an increasing number expecting the conditions of the investment market to get better in the next six months. Read More...

Consumers may be missing out on shrewd investments

Updated: 04th August 2009 - First Published: 17th July 2009 Tentative consumers may be missing out on investment opportunities, after two key investor confidence measures recorded strong gains last month Read More...

Investors returning to equities

Updated: 04th August 2009 - First Published: 16th July 2009 New data suggests that consumers are making tentative steps back into the equities market, reflecting a slight change in attitudes towards cautious investments. Read More...

Jury out on absolute return funds

Updated: 16th July 2009 - First Published: 15th July 2009 A survey from Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts has raised concerns over whether absolute return funds have been delivering on their promise to produce positive returns each year. Read More...

Keydata administration update

Updated: 10th June 2009 - First Published: 09th June 2009 Investors with funds tied up in Keydata Investment Services Limited have been told that confirmation their money is safe will be delivered as soon as possible. Read More...

Investor confidence returning

Updated: 08th June 2009 - First Published: 08th June 2009 Investor confidence looks to be returning and has actually surged significantly over the past six months. Read More...

Britons thinking green

Updated: 02nd June 2009 - First Published: 02nd June 2009 Britons continue to rate the importance of ethical investments very highly, despite the prospect of lower returns. Read More...

Time might be right for investors

Updated: 27th May 2009 - First Published: 27th May 2009 It’s been suggested now might be a good time for investors to begin returning to the stock markets, after fund managers hoping to benefit from a market upturn revealed they would be increasing their personal investments in UK shares. Read More...

Investors choosing to spread risks

Updated: 12th May 2009 - First Published: 12th May 2009 The majority of UK investors remain committed to equities over the long term, despite the market turmoil resulting in an upturn in the numbers diversifying their investments. Read More...

Investors look to re-enter stock market

Updated: 27th March 2009 - First Published: 27th March 2009 The combination of cheaper stocks and the need for alternatives to low-interest rate savings accounts could see a number of active investors re-enter the stockmarket in the coming months. Read More...

Investment ISAs ever popular

Updated: 27th March 2009 - First Published: 25th March 2009 Despite the challenging economic climate, 94 per cent of investors are planning to invest the same amount or more into their investment ISAs in the next tax year as they have done this year. Read More...

ISA investors being lured by equities

Updated: 17th March 2009 - First Published: 13th March 2009 Almost nine out of ten (89%) investors are planning to place the overwhelming majority of their ISA investments into equities next tax year, despite the ongoing volatility in the markets. Read More...

'Vicious circle' for investors in with-profits funds as more final bonuses cut

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 31st October 2008 Chartered financial planner at Fairinvestment.co.uk, Sharon Bratley, comments on the recent announcements from Standard Life, Legal & General and Norwich Union that final bonuses will be cut on their with-profits products including endowments, pensions and savings. Read More...

Investment opportunities in US equities

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 31st October 2008 Garrett Fish, manager of the JPMorgan American Investment Trust, says there is a good case in favour of investing in US equities. Read More...

What Lehman Brothers' collapse means for UK Investors

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 16th September 2008 Before we even had time to speculate whether the markets and banking sector were beginning to turn the corner, the financial markets are hit by another financial blow as more than 25,000 Lehman Brothers employees now face unemployment. Read More...

Brits compare to marathon runners when it comes to money

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 01st August 2008 As the credit crunch continues to bite, Brits are now being very careful with their money and assessing their finances every day, much like preparing for a marathon or long-distance run. Read More...

Gold takes silver in price performance Olympics

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 31st July 2008 With just 8 days to go, athletes at this summers' Olympiad in Beijing will be aiming for gold but investors could be better off with silver, according to research by Skipton Building Society. Read More...

Is the stock market a good place to spend 2008?

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 31st July 2008 If you're concerned about investing in 2008, think about the reasons that kept others from investing in years past. Although past performance is no guarantee of future success, hesitation can be a costly decision. Read More...

Good news for ethical investors

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 07th July 2008 Soaring petrol prices good news for ethical investors. Rising fuel costs are driving commuters out of cars onto public transport and helping boost the performance of bus and train operators Read More...

Fixed Rate Cash ISA for Last Minute Investors

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 28th March 2008 Fixed Rate Cash ISAs provider Cheshire Building Society is offering savers a new product ideal for investors looking to take advantage of this year’s tax-free savings allowance, before the end of the tax year on the 5th April 2008. Read More...

ISA Investment Growth

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 09th August 2006 Latest statistics from the Investment Management Association (IMA) reveal that total investment funds under management in March rose to £382 billion, 35% higher than March 2005, writes Suzanne Greener. ISA funds under management reached £48 billion, 25% higher than the previous year. Read More...

Scottish Equitable Protect Enhances PTA

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 12th July 2006 Scottish Equitable Protect has quickly enhanced its life protection with tax relief (LPTR) policy with the introduction of an option to replace a current LPTR plan with a term assurance policy under certain circumstances, writes Richard Eagling. Read More...

Distribution Bonds - Playing It Cool!

Updated: 15th May 2017 - First Published: 12th July 2006 The latest survey by Investment, Life & Pensions Moneyfacts suggests that with the recent stock market volatility likely to persist throughout the summer, cautious investors seeking stability may find distribution bonds an attractive option. Read More...

Four in five CTF vouchers invested in equities

Updated: 31st October 2008 - First Published: 27th June 2006 Just one in five parents has opened a cash-based Child Trust Fund (CTF) account for their child according to estimates from CTF provider, The Children’s Mutual, writes Richard Eagling. Read More...

CTF first wave - 72% invested

Updated: 27th October 2010 - First Published: 27th June 2006 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) figures show that 72% of the first wave of parents to receive Child Trust Fund vouchers managed to invest their vouchers before they expired, with nearly 1.5 million accounts opened in total up to 20 February 2006. Read More...


Currently showing results -9 - 0 of 187
Go to Page: 1 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | ... 19 Next Page
Close