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Inside binary options – Britain’s biggest investment con

Binary options are one of the fastest growing financial products in the world, but in most cases they’re quite simply a fraud. UK investors have reported losses of more than...

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Financial advisers found publishing false credentials online

Financial advisers featured on online comparison services used by consumers could be misleading the public about their credentials, a Which? Money investigation has found.  Which? Money analysed 43 advice firms...

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Ask an expert: ‘Why have I been hit with a bigger bill for holding shares?’

Each week, the Which? money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I bought Barclays and RBS...

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FCA’s biggest ever consumer survey: the 5 things you need to know

In one of the biggest pieces of consumer personal finance research in history, the Financial Conduct Authority quizzed almost 13,000 individuals on the state of their finances – including how...

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Non-NS&I ‘Pensioner Bonds’ put your capital at risk

Elderly people are being encouraged to put their money into a non-government backed investment product by adverts suggesting ‘Pensioner Bonds Are Back’.  The Fixed Income Pensioner Bonds, launched by Basset & Gold,...

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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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