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It’s not just bankers seeking a way round bonus tax
Fund managers, stockbrokers, and even some financial advisers will be hit by the new 50 per cent levy on “bankers’” bonuses

How to invest in gold and key price drivers
LONDON (Reuters) - Gold prices rose above $1,790 an ounce on Wednesday for the first time since mid-November after the European Central Bank issued 530 billion euros (447 billion pounds) in cheap three-year funds. Here are key facts about the market and different ways to invest in the precious metal.

Investors urged to sell before next tax rise
Seven out of ten wealth advisers warn that capital gains tax will almost certainly be raised in a pre- or post-election Budget

Poundland says Britons still counting the pennies

Poundland says Britons still counting the pennies
LONDON (Reuters) - The boss of Poundland, Europe’s biggest single price retailer, said it was too early to call a recovery in the UK retail sector even though official data for January showed a rise in sales and business surveys have indicated an upturn in consumer sentiment.

Banks restrict lending to existing customers
More people are applying for loans but fewer are securing one, and those banks that are lending are only doing so to their existing customers

It’s not just bankers seeking a way round bonus tax
Fund managers, stockbrokers, and even some financial advisers will be hit by the new 50 per cent levy on “bankers’” bonuses

Battle looms over BA pensions

Battle looms over BA pensions
British Airways signalled the start of a protracted battle with the Pensions Regulator over the price tag on its retirement obligations, the outcome of which will be crucial to its tie-up with Spain’s Iberia

Small businesses seek crowds as funding alternative
LONDON (Reuters) - Just weeks before the birth of her first child, Gem Misa could be found handing out samples of her home-developed salad dressing range in a high-end London department store, an apron around her heavily pregnant waist.

Consumers could overpay for energy if shale ignored
LONDON (Reuters) - British households are in danger of overpaying for their energy bills as government policy has ignored the potential emergence of cheap shale gas, a report by the Policy Exchange think-tank said on Friday.

Banks restrict lending to existing customers
More people are applying for loans but fewer are securing one, and those banks that are lending are only doing so to their existing customers

Britons’ financial fears ease as inflation dips

Britons’ financial fears ease as inflation dips
LONDON (Reuters) - Britons are becoming less worried about their finances as inflation eases and employers look more prepared to raise wages, surveys showed on Monday, further fuelling hopes that consumers may lend the fragile economy some support this year.

House prices fall further, but outlook improves
LONDON (Reuters) - House prices continued to fall in the three months to January, but surveyors became much less downbeat about prices for the coming months, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Bank leaves door for more QE ajar as recovery shaky
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s economy faces substantial headwinds despite recent signs of recovery, Bank of England Governor Mervyn King warned on Wednesday, leaving the door to more stimulus slightly open after the bank presented new, higher inflation forecasts.

Top bankers destroy value, study claims
Bankers should count themselves lucky they are being hit by a mere 50 per cent additional tax on bonuses, a report argues, because their benefit to society is negative

Brain study finds what eases pain of financial loss
LONDON (Reuters) - Financial market traders and keen gamblers take note. Scientists have found that a chemical in the region of the brain involved in sensory and reward systems is crucial to whether people simply brush off the pain of financial losses.

Top bankers destroy value, study claims

Top bankers destroy value, study claims
Bankers should count themselves lucky they are being hit by a mere 50 per cent additional tax on bonuses, a report argues, because their benefit to society is negative

Banks restrict lending to existing customers
More people are applying for loans but fewer are securing one, and those banks that are lending are only doing so to their existing customers

It’s not just bankers seeking a way round bonus tax
Fund managers, stockbrokers, and even some financial advisers will be hit by the new 50 per cent levy on “bankers’” bonuses

Fees and poor choices corroding UK pension pots
LONDON (Reuters) - Failure to shop around for pension and annuity deals will deprive some Britons of up to a quarter of the income they could have secured in retirement, forcing them to work longer, a report released on Thursday shows.

It’s not just bankers seeking a way round bonus tax

It’s not just bankers seeking a way round bonus tax
Fund managers, stockbrokers, and even some financial advisers will be hit by the new 50 per cent levy on “bankers’” bonuses

Investors urged to sell before next tax rise
Seven out of ten wealth advisers warn that capital gains tax will almost certainly be raised in a pre- or post-election Budget

Banks restrict lending to existing customers
More people are applying for loans but fewer are securing one, and those banks that are lending are only doing so to their existing customers

Top bankers destroy value, study claims
Bankers should count themselves lucky they are being hit by a mere 50 per cent additional tax on bonuses, a report argues, because their benefit to society is negative

Battle looms over BA pensions
British Airways signalled the start of a protracted battle with the Pensions Regulator over the price tag on its retirement obligations, the outcome of which will be crucial to its tie-up with Spain’s Iberia