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Leeds sees strong demand for competitive five year savings bond

Leeds Building Society is seeing strong demand for its five year income bond, with a competitive fixed rate of 2.85% gross/AER.

Skipton continues to lead the way on NISAs

Skipton Building Society is continuing to lead the way in making sure its customers are fully aware of the new ISA entitlements that come into effect from 1 July.

Fixed income investors cannot be as passive in the near future, say Schroders

Investors in fixed income cannot be as passive in the coming years as they could be throughout 2012 and 2013 according to Gareth Isaac, co-manager of the Schroder Strategic Bond Fund.

Change in strategy could see Mulberry appeal to the contrarian investor

As Mulberry reports full year results Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors.

12.5 million paying “too much tax” on savings and investments

More than one in every four adults in the UK (26%) are paying too much tax on savings and investments, says financial services provider NFU Mutual.

All eyes on Brazil

As all eyes turn to Brazil this week for the World Cup kick off, Threadneedle’s Latin America fund manager Daniel Isidori reflects on the current pressures the country is facing and his portfolio positioning in Brazilian stocks:

Investors advised to ‘hold’ as outlook for Johnson Matthey remains cautious

As Johnson Matthey updates the market Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors.

New market-leading bond from Leeds Building Society for shorter-term savers

An 18 month fixed rate savings bond with a market-leading rate of 2% has been launched by Leeds Building Society.

Tesco Q1 figures likely to leave a sour taste for investors

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, authors of the Profit Watch UK report, comments on Q1 results from Tesco:

Skipton refreshes popular fixed rate ISA and e-bond range

Skipton Building Society has launched a new Fixed Rate ISA range which sees interest rates increase on its three year products.

Growth in the US boosts Wolseley’s figures but investors advised to ‘hold’

As Wolseley reports Q3 results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors.

Secure your future by trading futures

In the world of investment, the futures market is a risky and complex financial hub. Futures trading is a type of investment which involves plenty of speculation—in particular, “guessing” whether the price of a commodity will go up or down in the future.

Fidelity cuts index tracker charges for UK retail investors

Fidelity Worldwide Investment has announced that it is lowering the cost of index tracker investing by further cutting charges across its newly launched equity index range.

SSE remains a ‘hold as National Grid continues to offer more for investors

As SSE reports full year results Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he recommends investors ‘hold’.

Dividend opportunities in Europe outpace the UK

The income landscape has changed significantly in the last three years and UK investors searching for returns could look to European equities for a greater choice of yield, according to Alice Gaskell and Andreas Zoellinger, co-managers of the BlackRock Continental European Income Fund.