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Bringing you the very latest developments from the world of finance. With news, information and updates relating to investments, savings, retirement and QROPS, property, tax, currency and the stock market. Keeping your finger on the pulse.

Are You Ready For The New £1 Coin?

The pound coin in your pocket is set for a change – and now’s the time to get rid of any coins stashed as...

Income Rules For Foreign Spouses Fair, Rules Supreme Court

Immigration laws aimed at stopping British expats with foreign spouses from coming to the UK and claiming social security benefits were ruled as lawful...

Economists Claim No One Is Listening To Them

Economists are working hard to figure out how to deal with a world economy lurching from one crisis to another – but no one...

Sleep Deprivation Wake Up Call For Businesses

Businesses are finally waking up to how much tired workers are costing them after a new survey revealed the impact of sleep deprivation on...

First National Bank Mulls Issuing Electronic Money

Sweden is the first country to consider issuing an official electronic currency, says the national bank. The Riksbank wants to start moving the economy over...

Don’t Panic Over Politics Upsetting The Markets

Don’t worry too much about the politics when considering investments because markets generally weather these storms without too much trouble, argues a leading fund...

Expats Can Look To QROPS To Escape Pension Mess

Britain’s biggest companies are in such a financial mess over their gold-plated pensions that many cannot afford to pay-out on the promises they have...

Time For Investors To Have Their Own Minsky Moment

Minsky finally had his moment following the downturn of 2007 as a new generation of economists turned to his writings once spurned by academics...

Millions Give Up The Day Job For Gig Economy

The traditional job involving turning up at a workplace every day and putting in a shift is changing to a gig economy for millions. Instead...

Investment Gurus Get Predictions Right 47% Of The Time

Economics of fear have gripped the world’s stock markets – but investors are shrugging off their concerns about the bad things that their told...

Big $13 Billion Tax Bite Shakes Apple To The Core

The row over how much tax technology giant Apple should pay to the Irish government has triggered a new argument about sovereignty and a...
Federal Reserve Building

Is The Number Up For The Fed’s Inflation Measure?

Lower for longer is the central bank mantra for interest rates – except for the US Federal Reserve. Major banks such as the European Central...