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Saturday 27th of February 2010

News Tag: returns

February 11, 2010

Pensions income drops 70% in a decade

by David Masters
Pensions income drops 70% in a decade
The value of the average pensions pot has plummeted 60% over the past decade, according to research by Moneyfacts.co.uk. The financial advice site blamed a combination of poor stock market returns and plunging annuity rates. During the same period, the average pensions income has fallen by almost three quarters. The pensions income of a male who has contributed £100 per month for 20 ...



September 15, 2009

Ethical funds struggle in recession

by David Masters
”Ethical
Ethical investment funds have lagged behind the performance of conventional funds over the past 12 months, falling by an average of 16.7% Only three out of 60 ethical funds posted a positive return in the past year, research by Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts discovered. Looking back over three years presents an equally gloomy picture, with ethical funds dropping in value by an average ...



April 27, 2009

Moneyfacts reveals best performing ISAs

by David Masters
”Moneyfacts
Moneyfacts.co.uk has revealed the top performing cash ISAs during 2008-09. "Unsurprisingly it was fixed rate cash ISAs that yielded some of the top returns," said Michelle Slade, Moneyfacts.co.uk analyst. Alliance and Leicester's (A&L;) Premier ISA took first place, adding £327.37 to a £3,600 investment made on 6 April 2008. However, to qualify for the Premier ISA, customers had to be a new or existing A&L; ...



April 2, 2009

Premium bond prize fund hits new low

by David Masters
Premium bond prize fund hits new low
A consumer rights website has slammed the returns offered by NS&I; premium bonds, with interest rate cuts 'swallowing up' the likelihood of a decent return on savings. Research by MoneySavingExpert.com found that the chance of beating inflation with savings in premium bonds has dropped from 75% to 1% following changes to the prize draw. Changes include dropping one of the two £1 ...