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  • Chase de Vere targets medical profession with new service

    9 August 2018

    Chase de Vere has the medical profession firmly in its sights, with the launch of a new service dedicated to providing financial advice to those working in the industry.  Chase de Vere Medical has been created to “empower doctors to make well informed financial decisions” and caters for junior doctors all the way through...

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  • Has the Fed been Trumped?

    8 August 2018

    Being independent doesn’t mean central banks aren’t political, says Anthony Rayner, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range The essence of democracies is that power (government) should be elected and held to account through regular elections. There’s a wider discussion about where real power lies, for example private organisations like Google, whether democracies function as...

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  • How long will the bull market last?

    7 August 2018

    Richard Larner, head of Research at Brooks Macdonald looks areas paraplanners should watch… The global economy’s ongoing expansion continues to underpin the current equity bull market, which is already one of the longest-running in history. We do not expect this dynamic to change in the short term, but there are shifts occurring within the economic...

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  • Don’t scrap the LISA, simplify it, says LEBC

    7 August 2018

    LEBC Group has warned that a generation of young savers struggling to buy their first home will be hit if the government scraps the Lifetime ISA. Following the recommendation put forward in the recent Treasury Select Committee’s ‘Household finances: income, savings and debt’ report that the Lifetime ISA should be abolished, LEBC has said that...

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  • Parents and students underestimating student debt

    7 August 2018

    Parents and students are significantly underestimating the level of student debt, according to new research from the Association of Investment Companies.   Current students or those planning to go to university expect to leave with an average of £37,935 worth of debt, while parents expect that figure to be a much lower £23,954. However, both were...

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  • Travellers abroad could lose out to Dynamic Currency Conversion

    7 August 2018

    For paraplanners planning on jetting abroad this summer, they should be careful to pay bills in local currency or risk paying more than they bargained for. Foreign exchange expert Caxton has warned that Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC), a service provided by banks, shops, restaurants and hotels all over the world allowing foreign visitors to...

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  • FCA looks to tackle price discrimination against long-term cash account holders

    5 August 2018

    Easy access cash savings accounts could have a basic savings rate imposed to help tackle the price discrimination faced by longstanding customers, the FCA has suggested.  In its discussion paper on price discrimination in the savings market, the regulator expressed concern that interest rates for customers who stay loyal to their provider are lower...

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  • From monetary policy to geopolitical risk

    5 August 2018

    Anthony Rayner, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range, looks at the current influences in the global markets Markets are rarely static for long and the focus shifts over time. Whether these shifts trigger investors to look for opportunities or put out fires often says as much about an investor’s long term psyche, or their...

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