Investing for Good

In recent years, there has been significant growth in investors seeking more than just a financial return from their investment; many also want to see a positive social impact arising from it.  This goes beyond ‘green’, ‘ethical’ or ‘socially responsible’ investments. It involves a deeper connection with the uses to which money is being put. […]

National Savings Interest Rates

Today the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee have met and have unanimously voted to increase interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75%.  The minutes of their meeting also show that, “all members agreed that any future increases in [the] bank rate were likely to be at a gradual pace and to a limited extent.” Obviously, […]

Pension (and other) Scams

The City of London Police Economic Crime Directorate is recognised as the national policing lead for fraud and is dedicated to preventing and investigating fraud at all levels. According to their figures, some £51 million worth of investments was lost to fraudsters in the second quarter (April to June) of 2018.  A large proportion (but […]