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Investment market update: January 2024

Published: February 6, 2024 by Jennifer Armstrong

While a new year started, many of the key factors affecting economies and markets in January were the same as those in 2023, namely high levels of inflation and recession fears. The World Bank warned the global economy is set … Continue reading

Mortgage availability is rising. Here’s what to consider when narrowing down your options

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

If you’re searching for a new mortgage, you could have more options than you expect. While it may present an opportunity to secure a competitive deal, it might also be overwhelming. Read on to find out how you could effectively … Continue reading

Investors are turning to government bonds. Here’s what you need to know

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Rising interest rates have led to government bond yields climbing. It’s made them more attractive to some investors and could provide a way to grow your wealth too. According to figures in FTAdviser, investors pumped £18.6 billion into UK and … Continue reading

Government borrowing halves and opens room for tax cuts in March’s Budget

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt could have more options ahead of March’s Budget as government borrowing halved at the end of 2023. With a general election looming, Hunt may take the opportunity to ease the tax burden. Read on to discover some … Continue reading

The ups and downs of the FTSE 100 40-year history demonstrates time in the market matters

Published: by Jennifer Armstrong

This year the FTSE 100 index turns 40. Over the last four decades, it’s become a way to measure the health of the UK stock market. During that time there have been highs that investors no doubt celebrated, and lows … Continue reading