Rathbones confirms exclusive talks with Smith & Williamson over £2 billion merger

Joining forces would create a group with £56billion under management and a workforce of about 2,800.  It continues a flurry of investment industry consolidation including Henderson Group and Janus Capital and Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management.  Rathbones, whose shares fell 8p to 2762p, said both boards believe a deal would bring “meaningful More...

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By admin On Monday, August 21st, 2017

How YOUR pension has HALVED over the last 10 years, shock new figures

The figures mean Britons retiring in 2017 will be massively worse off than those who finished work just before the 2008 credit crunch and subsequent financial crisis. Calculations by financial services giant More...

By admin On Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Call for tougher checks on energy firms to prevent them from collapsing

They say that the regulator should be carrying out detailed, regular checks on the finances and business plans of energy companies to make sure that they are robust enough to survive volatile market conditions. They More...

By admin On Saturday, August 19th, 2017

US economy doubts rattle stock market investors

President Trump’s ditching of plans to create an advisory group on infrastructure – overseeing a potential $1trillion (£777billion) upgrading of roads, bridges and airports – followed a backlash from More...

By admin On Friday, August 18th, 2017

Britain's food exports at RECORD high as Asian demand for UK beer jumps

Sales of goods to overseas markets jumped to £10.2billion in the first six months of the year, up 8.5 per cent from the same period last year, according to the food and Drink Federation (FDF). The top three More...

By admin On Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Fresh blow to Saudi Arabia: US oil output hits two-year high

US crude production of the so-called black gold has jumped around 13 per cent over the past year alone, figures this week revealed. The news put pressure on prices, despite the revelation that stockpiles have More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Inheritance tax: The trick that allows grandparents to avoid death duty

The inheritance tax threshold has been frozen at £325,000 since 2009, hitting more bereaved families with the levy at a stinging rate of 40 per cent. This year an additional £100,000 of allowance can be used More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Corbyn vows 'flexible' state pension age but won't reveal funding for £20BILLION reforms

The Government recently raised the official retirement age to 68 for people in their thirties and forties. The Labour leader blasted the move and promised to keep the state pension age at 66, as the party heads More...

By admin On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Bitcoin price latest: Bitcoin soars to record high above $4000

The booming cryptocurrency made headlines a week ago for breaking the $3,000 barrier, up from under $1,000 on January 1 2017.  Justin Short, CEO and founder of trading platform NOUS, tweeted: “BTC $4k. It More...

By admin On Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Tax return fines: HMRC wrongly hunts ONE MILLION taxpayers for late filing penalties

HMRC said 963,000 taxpayers were placed in the self-assessment (SA) tax system, yet none of them had filed SA tax returns for three years.   Late tax returns are immediately slapped with a charge of £100 if More...