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Get rich-quick schemes: financial fraud nets millions for organised crime scammers

Reading time: 2 minutes > Fraudulent get-rich-quick schemes are netting millions for organised crime. But investment scams can be difficult to spot because they’re designed to look like genuine investments, with most scammers having a professional-looking website and documents. In the first six months of last year, across all categories of financial fraud, a total of £207.5 million was stolen…
Jen Paice
April 17, 2020
Savings & Investments

Millennial Money: Social and environmental good as well as financial returns

Reading time: 2 minutes > Building wealth for the future is important, but increasingly people want their investments to do more than make money. Investing ethically means different things to different people. According to a new global survey, almost eight out of 10 millennials now prioritise socially responsible and impactful investing. Environmental, social and governance issues are now their top…
Jen Paice
March 17, 2020
Savings & Investments

Inflation Matters: One of the biggest threats to the health of your investment portfolio

Reading time: 2 minutes > If you’re investing – especially for major goals years away, such as retirement – you can’t afford to ignore the corrosive effect rising prices can have on the value of your assets. Is inflation finally returning to Western economies, aided by the ‘Trumpflation effect’? It’s been described as a ‘hidden tax’ because of the consistent…
Jen Paice
March 10, 2020

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