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US tax cut needed but 15% far too low

US tax cut needed but 15% far too low

Following the announcement of proposed tax cuts by the Trump Administration, David Coker, Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Governance at Westminster Business School, and former Vice President of Global Risk Management at Deutsche Bank, comments that, although a low tax rate is a needed for economic progress, the US won’t see significant results until other […]

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Miton’s Henna Hemnani:  Acceptance of Modi’s reforms paves way for India’s ‘demographic dividend’

Miton’s Henna Hemnani: Acceptance of Modi’s reforms paves way for India’s ‘demographic dividend’

Henna Hemnani, Miton multi-asset fund range team comments: “The working-age populations of many of the world’s leading economies are now in decline. There are, however, some parts of the world with more favourable demographics and therefore more attractive long-term economic growth prospects. “India is benefitting from what is called the ‘demographic dividend’; accelerating economic growth […]

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61% of Brits underestimate true cost of fraud

61% of Brits underestimate true cost of fraud

Online research from Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, reveals that 61% of Brits underestimate the financial cost of fraud, valuing the impact at less than £1 billion. Over half (54%) estimate the cost to be £500m or below, well below the £1.1 billion level published in the latest KPMG Fraud Barometer. [1]  The […]

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Miton’s David Jane: Will the general election make the UK a safe haven?

Miton’s David Jane: Will the general election make the UK a safe haven?

David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range comments:  “The surprise announcement of a UK general election on the 8th of June was more impactful on markets than might have been expected. Sterling rose nearly 2% on the announcement with obvious negative effects on UK based dollar sensitive companies, i.e. most of the big stocks […]

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Northern Ireland tops mortgage sales growth in March

Northern Ireland tops mortgage sales growth in March

Northern Ireland led the way for the highest regional mortgage sales growth in March with a 21.0% increase on February, according to Equifax Touchstone analysis of the intermediary marketplace. Wales and London followed closely behind with sales increasing by 18.8% and 17.2% respectively, while the North West experienced the lowest growth of 12.0%. Overall, mortgage […]

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Align risks to the FCA’s Business Plan for a compliant year ahead

Align risks to the FCA’s Business Plan for a compliant year ahead

Phil Deeks, Technical Director, TCC, comments on the FCA’s 2017/18 Business Plan “The FCA’s Business Plan is a welcome step back to the detailed approach of the 2014 risk outlook and places more emphasis on those specific risks on the FCA’s radar. It’s encouraging to see the regulator’s more transparent and accountable approach in action, […]

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UK P&I Club advise on the safe transportation of soya beans

UK P&I Club advise on the safe transportation of soya beans

Petar Modev, Senior Loss Prevention Executive at UK P&I Club, working closely with the expert consultancy CWA International, has produced a guidance on the safe carriage of soya beans. There have been recent reports of severe delays to trucks transporting soya beans to barges on the Amazon as a result of poor road conditions. This […]

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DISCUS adds EQ Investors to their line-up of discretionary managers

DISCUS adds EQ Investors to their line-up of discretionary managers

DISCUS (Discretionary Investment Services Coming Under Scrutiny) the free service for financial advisers which provides content and analysis on the outsourced investment market, has increased its line-up of discretionary investment managers with the addition of EQ Investors. Abbie Knight (Director) said, “Adding EQ Investors brings another dimension to our portfolio of discretionary managers, given their […]

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Miton’s David Jane: Rising inflation raises spectre of corporate defaults

Miton’s David Jane: Rising inflation raises spectre of corporate defaults

David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range commented: Economic growth appears robust and inflation is finally reappearing, which is a foundation for our positive view on equities and cautious view on bonds. However, we try not to base our portfolios on a single point forecast, but to consider a range of scenarios. This way we […]

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The latest Financial Fraud Action (FFA) UK report, published today, reveals financial fraud cases in 2016 totaled 1,857,506, amounting to a loss of £768.8 million. John Marsden, Head of ID and Fraud at Equifax, comments:

The latest Financial Fraud Action (FFA) UK report, published today, reveals financial fraud cases in 2016 totaled 1,857,506, amounting to a loss of £768.8 million. John Marsden, Head of ID and Fraud at Equifax, comments:

“Impersonation and deception scams, as well as online attacks to compromise data, dominated the fraud landscape during 2016. “The UK is ahead of many other countries in improving fraud defences, but is also subject to a higher number of attacks and cannot afford to be complacent. As the tactics of fraudsters continue to evolve at […]

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