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The Prime Minister is under scrutiny this week for his investment in an offshore fund, Blairmore.

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If you’re a first-time buyer, you will need to clean up your credit score.

Some 250,000 prospective first-time buyers, myself included, had taken out a Help to Buy Isa at the time of writing this column.

That’s one every 30 seconds since Help to Buy Isas launched in December 2015.

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In the run up to the budget, speculation was mounting that pensions would switch to either a flat-rate system, where all people got the same amount of tax relief on their pensions contributions, or a pensions Isa system, where there was no tax relief on money when it was saved, but money could be taken out tax free in retirement.

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Gary Adams listens to distinguished British economist John Kay criticise the out-of-control financial sector.

I recently had the pleasure of stepping through the polished halls of Westminster to attend a speech by John Kay, a professor of economics and author of ten books.

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Banks have long been trying to improve their image, but after watching the The Big Short – the latest blockbuster to document the 2007/2008 financial crash – any trust I had in them seems to have dissipated.  

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any investor in possession of a good pension must be a target for scammers.

With apologies to Jane Austen, the scamsters are devoting as much effort to getting their hands on your pension as the Bennet daughters did to finding a husband. 

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China’s see-sawing stock market has dominated the first week of the year.  Many investors will be worried that the shock waves that China has sent through global stock markets make an inauspicious start to 2016. 

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The UK’s gone a bit Lottery mad this week. Camelot, the company that runs the National Lottery, sold 200 tickets every second in the final hour before Wednesday’s record £50.4 million draw. No one won so the jackpot rolled over again to £57.8 million.

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Update: This article has been amended following feedback from GiveInSport. They've since clarified they will refund money, less fees, in the event that a club does not accept donations. They've also updated their progress bars, which now show the proportion of the suggested target reached (as of 10 December, the most funded club had received 0.03% of its goal.

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In late-July 2015, my wife and I renewed our car insurance policy with General Accident (GA), mainly because the firm’s quote was extremely competitive and the company is part of Aviva, an insurance giant with a good reputation.
 
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