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Economy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Life insurance ad is downright abhorrent

Convincing people to buy life insurance is not easy. When we are young, we believe that we are invincible and…

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Economy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Your family pet hate? Skyrocketing cost of premiums

Although I have actually invested a great deal of time just recently handling a deluge of correspondence from readers struck…

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Economy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Bankers rubbing their hands again as rates rise

UK banks rejoice in the mood. Higher interest rates – another hike in base rates coming our way next month…

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Economy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Buy a little gold – it could help brighten the portfolio

I have little idea where the price of gold is headed (anyone?) But I do know that gold is a…

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Economy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Press of focusing on negative stories

I was amused to see a comment from a financial advisor on the social media website LinkedIn accusing the financial…

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Economy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Joy of giving (and leaving as little as you can to taxman!)

Inheritance tax has existed with us for more than 300 years in various shapes and forms. It divides opinion. It…

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Economy

JEFF PRIDE: A code for ‘greenwashing’ that looks a lot like a whitewash

The city’s regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, seems determined to put a stop to rampant ‘greenwashing’ in the mutual fund…

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Economy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Inflation and your own banks tearing savers apart!

First, the good news. Savings rates are rising, reaching levels not seen in more than a decade. However, let’s not…

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Economy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: The Banks Need To Do Better – Hubs Rare As Chicken Teeth

In theory, banking hubs are a great idea. In practice, they remain as rare as chicken teeth, despite a lot…

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Economy

JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Market may be past peak despair

Legendary investor Warren Buffett is known for his wise advice. The great investment guru came to mind again a few…

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