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Anxious investors take money out of bond funds

The Investment Management Association (IMA) has reported £624m net redemptions from fixed income funds by private investors in June – a record number.

Poor performance tops list of investor regrets

A survey of Which? members who invest their money has found that 51% have made a decision they have come to regret.

More to be done by financial advisers, says regulator

In a review of the way financial advisers are implementing new regulations, the FCA has identified areas in which some firms are coming up short.

Pension tax relief doesn’t work, says think tank

In a new report, the Pensions Policy Institute has said that tax relief on pensions contributions does little to encourage saving among low and middle earners.

Plans announced for Royal Mail privatisation

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced plans to privatise Royal Mail, giving small investors the chance to snap up shares.

Taxpayers could profit from Lloyds and RBS share sale

Up to 48m taxpayers could benefit from a one-way bet on shares in RBS and Lloyds shares, if the chancellor takes up proposals from a leading think tank.

Poor interest rates cause fall in Isa savings

New figures for the 2011/12 tax year have sparked fears that tax-efficient individual savings accounts (Isas) are losing popularity with savers.

Most active fund managers fail to beat the market

New Which? research has found that just 38% of active funds that aimed to beat the FTSE All Share index have managed to do so over 10 years.

Fund investors must watch out for new ‘discount tax’

In a move that has angered fund brokers, HMRC has decided that annual discounts on fund charges, or 'loyalty bonuses', should be taxed as income.

Budget 2013 – what will the chancellor announce?

The chancellor faces demands for change from all sides in the run-up to his fourth budget but speculation on what he might announce is unusually muted.

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