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Can a robot give financial advice?

New guidance setting out how artificial intelligence services can give streamlined financial advice has been published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  As part of its Financial Advice Market Review,...

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Pension funds forced to disclose hidden costs

Firms managing money on behalf of workplace pensions will be required to tell scheme administrators how much they’ve spent trading assets, according to new rules published today by City watchdog...

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Is peer-to-peer lending heading for trouble?

Two of the biggest peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders in the UK have been beset by problems over the past month, with RateSetter forced to make up a near £9m loan-deal gone...

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Why is the price of gold on the rise?

The price of gold has been rising steadily over the past few years, breaking the £1,000 per ounce barrier in June 2016 and hitting £995 this week.  In fact, the...

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Saint or sinner

Exclusive: wealth manager St James’s Place misleading customers on charges

A Which? Money investigation has found financial advisers from the UK’s biggest provider failing to comply with transparency rules on the disclosure of charges. Our 12 undercover meetings with advisers...

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Five things you need to know about the City watchdog’s fund management probe

The fund management industry lacks transparency and competition – and doesn’t always act in the best interests of investors, City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority has found. The regulator’s long-awaited...

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Zopa’s innovative finance Isa, paying projected 6.1%, to launch on 15 June

Zopa’s long-awaited innovative finance Isa (Ifisa) will be made available to existing customers on Thursday 15 June, but it won’t be protected by the company’s Safeguard scheme.  The Isa, offering...

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Lloyds Bank paying out £40m for mis-sold investments: are you affected?

Lloyds Bank is paying out £40m in compensation to more than 7,000 customers who were sold complex investments between 2008 and 2014.  The bank told Which? Money that it is...

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Revealed: the high cost of leaving your investment broker

If you want to switch your investments to a different stocks and shares Isa or pension provider, you could be whacked with exit fees as high as £750, new Which?...

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Has Vanguard launched the cheapest-ever way to invest?

Vanguard, the US investment fund company made famous by its super-cheap index tracker funds, has launched a new investment platform charging just 15p for every £100 you invest, making it one...

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