Week in review: Friday 19th June 2015
Our congratulations though to LEBC Group who won the title for a third year; it always softens the blow a little to miss out on award wins to much (much!) larger competition.
This week at Informed Choice, we’ve been writing about the cost of being a wedding guest, a return to inflation, getting children onto the property ladder, how a nasty bike crash gave Andrew some perspective, and why our regulator has banned the distribution of a complex investment.
This weekend is the 69th annual Cranleigh Show so we are hoping for some good weather. Whatever you have planned for the rest of Friday and the weekend, we wish you the very best.
Wedding season is nearly here and the average guest will spend £640 on each wedding they attend this year.
The UK has avoided a second month of deflation, with the news this week that price inflation turned positive in the year to May.
There’s a big disconnect between parents and children when it comes to views about the first-time buyer market.
Andrew crashed his bike on Saturday and broke his collarbone. The experience has given him some perspective about the important things in life.
The FCA has made permanent their temporary ban on the retail sale of CoCo bonds. What are these financial instruments and what makes them unsuitable for retail investors?
In our latest weekly podcast episode, Martin explains why experiences make you happier than owning material possessions. He also looks at interest rate expectations in the US and what they could mean for investment markets.
Martin comments for The Telegraph on the rise of older people starting new businesses and some important points to consider.
Martin is interviewed for Share Radio about the Skyscraper Index; a phenomenon which seeks to link the building of new skyscrapers with an impending economic recession.
Mary is quoted in this article in The Telegraph which is a case study of a couple considering downsizing their property to supplement their income in retirement.
Martin comments in FT Adviser about the potential of a group professional indemnity insurance to reduce the cost burden of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Writing for Professional Adviser magazine, Nick describes a client case where the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) ruling differed from regulatory views.