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Big money investors want to go green

Big money investors want to go green

Over 90% of institutional investors want green investments in their portfolio, according to a new study. Research commissioned by the New Energy World Network (NEWN) found more than nine in ten private equity, pension, insurance and venture capital funds would like to have some exposure to renewable energy, clean technology, and sustainability-related investments. Two thirds [...]

July 22, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Brits prefer to change national allegiance than switch banks

Brits prefer to change national allegiance than switch banks

Brits are more likely to change their allegiance during the World Cup than to switch to a best buy bank account. Research by the Co-operative Bank found 31% of people plan to choose a new team to support if their favourite side is knocked out of the World Cup. This is compared to just 29% [...]

June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Brits ignorant of social enterprise

Brits ignorant of social enterprise

More than half of Brits are clueless about the fastest growing sector in the UK economy — social enterprise. A study by O2 and Social Enterprise Magazine found many people are confused about the difference between a social enterprise and a charity. Over 50% of those polled wrongly believe social enterprises get most of their [...]

June 15, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Ethical finance popular at business schools

Ethical finance popular at business schools

Business schools are increasingly attracting students with a social conscience, new research has found. A poll of business schools by Bloomberg BusinessWeek found that one in five has seen an increase in the number of applicants interested in microfinance, sustainability, social enterprise, and nonprofits. “It seems like every other [application] I look at is talking [...]

April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Recession gives children a financial education

Recession gives children a financial education

One in four children have reduced their spending because of the recession, according to new research published this week. The study, commissioned by HSBC and the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg), found that children’s attitudes to money have been strongly impacted by the recession. Eight in ten of the 1,000 children polled said they would [...]

March 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Young people exploit multiple overdrafts

Young people exploit multiple overdrafts

Young people are risking their financial future by opening multiple current accouts to maximise their access to overdraft facilities, according to a new report. Research by YouGov, on behalf of Callcredit, found that nearly one in ten (9%) 18 to 24 year olds have three or more current accounts in their name with an overdraft [...]

March 15, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Brits in “dangerous habit” of relying on credit

Brits in “dangerous habit” of relying on credit

Over 14 million Brits are using credit cards to fund everyday expenses, according to research by moneysupermarket.com. The price comparison site said the reliance on debt to pay for day-to-day purchases is a “worrying trend”. Purchasing goods online is the most popular use of credit cards, with 56% of credit card holders using their card [...]

February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Savvy investors snub financial advisers

Savvy investors snub financial advisers

Two thirds of investors don’t bother seeking financial advice before making an investment, according to a new study. In a poll by the Fair Investment Company (FIC), 64% of respondents said they would not seek advice before making a decision about where to invest their money. Just 34% said they would get advice before making [...]

January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Savings were put on hold for Christmas

Savings were put on hold for Christmas

Nationwide’s Savings Index for December reveals a decline in the number of people putting money aside into savings accounts. A quarter (25%) of those polled by Nationwide admitted to saving nothing during December, a rise of one percentage point compared to November. Meanwhile, 45% said they currently put money aside regularly into a UK savings [...]

January 13, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Brits downbeat about economic future

Brits downbeat about economic future

The majority of UK consumers believe the recession will continue for most of 2010, a new study has discovered. Research by Gocompare.com found 52% of Brits think the UK economy will remain in recession for most of the year ahead. A further 29% said the recession will continue until at least 2011. Just 19% expect [...]

January 4, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Christmas spending frenzy calmed by crunch

Christmas spending frenzy calmed by crunch

UK consumers are planning to spend significantly less on Christmas this year, according to new research by uSwitch.com. More than half (56%) of Brits said they will be buying less presents this year. Nearly two thirds (63%) said they will be spending up to £200 less on gifts. A third (32%) of adults said they [...]

December 14, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Only 50% of Brits care about investing ethically

Only 50% of Brits care about investing ethically

Only half of Brits would be interested in finding out the ethical credentials of the next financial product they purchase, new research has discovered. The EIRIS (Experts in Responsible Investment Solutions)-commissioned poll found that just 44% of the British public are curious to know whether or not their money is being invested ethically. Of these, [...]

November 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Investors want to be told about ethical options

Investors want to be told about ethical options

More than a quarter of UK investors think financial advisers should be legally obliged to inform clients about green and ethical investment options. In a YouGov poll of investors, over a quarter of respondents said the government should introduce rules requiring financial advisers to ask investors if they are interested in green and ethical funds. [...]

November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Informed investors would invest ethically

Informed investors would invest ethically

Two-thirds of investors would choose to invest ethically if they were properly informed about ethical investment opportunities, research by The Co-operative Investments has discovered. Ethical investments currently equate to less than 2% of the overall UK market. However, when ethical investment opportunities are explained to investors, 65% express interest in putting money into an ethical [...]

November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Brits profess desire to invest ethically

Brits profess desire to invest ethically

More than two thirds of the British public consider their outlook on life to be either very or fairly green and ethical, new research has discovered. The YouGov poll, conducted on behalf of National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW), also found that nearly half (49%) of people with savings and investments would like to use their [...]

November 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Most IFAs offer ethical investment advice

Most IFAs offer ethical investment advice

Nearly nine in ten independent financial advisers (IFAs) offer advice on green and ethical investments, a new study has found. Research commissioned by National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW) and the Association of Independent Financial Advisers found 87% of IFAs will offer advice to clients on investing their money ethically. This is compared to 70% of [...]

November 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Consumers fuming at banks for financial crisis

Consumers fuming at banks for financial crisis

Nearly two thirds of Brits are still fuming at the banks for having caused the financial crisis, research has found. Three quarters of Brits believe banks are not genuinely sorry for their role in causing the recession, a study by consumer advice group Which? discovered. Three in five of those polled said banks have failed [...]

October 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Ethical investments outperform standard funds

Ethical investments outperform standard funds

Ethical investment portfolios have performed at least as well as other investments, new research has discovered. Nine out of ten wealth managers said ethical funds had performed on a par with, or better than, standard investments. The research was conducted by EIRIS (Experts in Responsible Investment Solutions) to debunk the myth that ethical investments are [...]

October 14, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Landlords cautious of buying during recession

Landlords cautious of buying during recession

Only a quarter of landlords outside London are planning to increase their property portfolios over the next year, research has discovered. A study by Young’s Group found that just 26% of non-London landlords are in the market to purchase extra properties. Tom Entwistle, editor of landlord information site LandlordZONE, said the results of the poll [...]

October 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Blasé Brits forget pension funds

Blasé Brits forget pension funds

UK employees are blasé about their pension fund because they struggle to see how the money saved is relevant to their current life. Research by Baring Asset Management found nearly half (48%) of Britain’s workforce have never checked their pension plan since opening the policy. The study corroborates recent findings by Lincoln Financial Group that [...]

September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More