Investment News Archive

  • Up to 70% return even if the FTSE falls by 15%  21/06/2012

    If you're not sure where the FTSE is going, these two plans from Morgan Stanley offer fixed returns even if it falls by up to 15%. more 

  • 13% each year even if the FTSE only rises by a small amount  15/06/2012

    With the Investec Enhanced Kick Out Plan you could get a potential return of 13% a year, even if the FTSE rises only a small amount. more 

  • Investments to match your view of the FTSE 100  12/06/2012

    The continuous volatility of the FTSE reminds us just how quickly markets can change. We therefore give you our selection of investment plans depending on your view of what will happen to the FTSE. more 

  • 7.25% fixed income per year with a potential 0.5% annual bonus  01/06/2012

    Earn a fixed annual income of 7.25% plus a potential bonus of 0.5% each year with the Investec Bonus Income Plan. more 

  • Top 10 reasons to consider Kick Out investments  29/05/2012

    With the interest in Kick out Investments continuing to rise, we give you our Top 10 reasons to consider this type of investment plan, which also helps to explain why they are proving so popular with investors. more 

  • Kick out investments continue to rise in popularity  29/05/2012

    We take a look at the some of the reasons behind the continued popularity of Kick Out investments and provide a review of our selection of what the market has to offer. more 

  • Up to 9.5% each year even if the FTSE falls by 10%  28/05/2012

    Falls in the FTSE are creating market oppotunities, and the Morgan Stanley Defensive Bonus Plan could help you take advantage of the potential growth returns on offer. more 

  • Investment income is king  15/05/2012

    We take a look at why income has been such a popular investment theme in recent months and provide our selection of the current income options availbale to savers and investors. more 

  • Investment Focus: Gilliat Income Builder Plus  15/05/2012

    The need for income never goes away and as we experience one of the most challenging economic environments ever seen, we take a look at one particular income investment that is proving popular. more 

  • 5 x FTSE growth - potential returns of up to 100%  10/05/2012

    Want the chance to double your money? The Morgan Stanley Best Entry plan returns 5 x any growth in the FTSE 100 Index, up to 100% of your initial investment. more 

  • Jupiter launches new fund  03/05/2012

    Jupiter have launched a new fund with a focus on capital growth and low volatility. The Jupiter Strategic Reserve Fund is to be managed by the highly regarded investment multi asset team of Mile Geldard and Lee Manzi. more 

  • 100% FTSE growth or high returns even if it falls up to 50%  25/04/2012

    Get 100% FTSE growth, or potentially high returns even if it falls by as much as 50%, with Investec's Defensive Returns Plan. more 

  • Defensive plans laid bare  17/04/2012

    The rise in the value of the FTSE in 2012 has seen in an increase in the number of defensive plans available, designed to produce a fixed return even if the FTSE falls. We examine some of these investment plans more closely to find out exactly what they can offer. more 

  • M&G takes top spot  17/04/2012

    M&G has been a top performer this year, coming third in our Top 10 fund ISA picks and taking the top slot for the most money invested during ISA season. We explore some of the most popular investment funds from M&G. more 

  • 7.7% fixed annual income even if the FTSE falls  13/04/2012

    Get 7.7% fixed income each year, whatever the FTSE does, with the Morgan Stanley FTSE Income Plan, and make the most of your new investment ISA allowance for 2012/13. more 

  • ISAs overtake pensions in popularity  12/04/2012

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released figures that show that people in the UK have put more money into stocks and shares ISA than personal pensions. 2010/11 saw around £15.84 billion being placed into investment ISAs, those that are invested in funds and shares, while pension contributions amounted to around £14.28 billion. This is the first time pension contributions have lagged behind since 2001. In 2010/11 roughly £38 billion was placed into cash ISAsmore 

  • Top 10 last minute Fund ISAs for 2012  30/03/2012

    With less than a week to go until the deadline for using your 2011/12 Investment ISA allowance (£10,680), this is your last opportunity to protect your returns from the taxman. more 

  • Last minute Investment ISAs 2012 - our Top 5  30/03/2012

    With less than a week to go until the deadline for using your 2011/12 Investment ISA allowance (£10,680), this is your last opportunity to protect your returns from the taxman. more 

  • Investment ISA: 7.7% fixed annual income  23/03/2012

    Paying 7.7% fixed annual income, the Morgan Stanley FTSE Income Plan stands out as one of the best income plans ever launched to the market. more 

  • 2012 Fund ISA selection  20/03/2012

    With the ISA deadline on the doorstep, making sure you do not miss this valuable tax break should be a top priority so we have put together our selection from the 1,500+ funds available from the Fair Investment Fund Supermarket. more 

  • 2012 Investment ISA selection  20/03/2012

    With the deadline of 5th April 2012 close at hand, we have brought you our selection of the best investment plans currently available to help you decide which route to take. more 

  • Investment ISA: 7.50% potential annual income  15/03/2012

    Fixed income of 7% a year, a potential annual bonus of 0.5% and capital protection - consider the Investec Bonus Income Plan for your investment ISA. more 

  • Cash ISA: 6.25% potential annual growth  15/03/2012

    The headline rate of 6.25% from Investec’s Kick Out Deposit plan makes this attractive alternative when compared to the current crop of 5 year cash ISA fixed rates. more 

  • ISA season latest top picks  06/03/2012

    With the ISA deadline of 5th April 2012 on the horizon, time is running out if you want to maximise this valuable tax benefit. The market has recently come alive so to help you make the most of the latest offers available, Oliver Roylance-Smith, head of investment and savings, takes you through his current top picks. more 

  • ISA season checklist  06/03/2012

    With such a vast range of options available for both cash ISAs and investment ISAs, it can be easy to lose track and with the 5th April 2012 deadline fast approaching, we thought you might like some guidance as to how to find the best way forward. more 

  • Top 10 Tips for ISA season  21/02/2012

    The ISA season is a perfect example of when many of us are guilty of leaving things till the last minute and with 2012 now in full flight, we give you a helping hand with our Top 10 Tips for ISA season. more 

  • ISA Season Selection  21/02/2012

    With the ISA season well and truly upon us, now is the time to consider all of the options available. We therefore give you a detailed round-up of our selection of the best the market has to offer for both Cash ISAs and Investment ISAs. more 

  • 2012 ISA Ideas  20/02/2012

    With the ISA season well and truly upon us, now is the time to consider all of the options available. We therefore give you a detailed round-up of our selection of the best that the market has to offer, for both Cash ISAs and Investment ISAs. more 

  • Top 10 reasons to consider Kick Out plans  07/02/2012

    With the interest in Kick Out plans continuing to rise and the current market offering some of the highest rates ever, we give you our Top 10 reasons to consider this type of investment which helps to explain why Kick Outs are proving so popular with investors. more 

  • Kick Out plans laid bare  07/02/2012

    Kick Out plans were the real story of 2011 with a huge surge of interest that continues to keep pace. With such a wide variety of products available in the market, we take an in-depth look under the bonnet of these plans to find out why they are growing so much in popularity and what they offer to investors. more 

  • Cautious Managed Funds Dominate Fund Supermarket Sales  06/02/2012

    Cautious Managed funds maintained their stronghold on the investment funds market last month, accounting for over 52 per cent of net sales according to the latest sales trends figures from Cofunds, the leading independent platform for financial services. Three of the top five selling retail funds on the platform were multi manager or multi asset funds within this sector. more 

  • M and G Launch Global Equity Fund  05/02/2012

    M&G have launched a Global Equity fund to be managed by David Williams who currently manages the Prudential Global Growth Trust and is deputy fund manager of the £7 billion M&G Recovery Fund . more 

  • What lies in store in 2012  10/01/2012

    2011 has certainly been a year of strong themes which have dramatically shaped the market as well as the opportunities available for savers and investors. We take a look at what these have been and how this will shape Fair Investment’s focus in 2012. more 

  • A review of the FTSE in 2011 and what we can learn  10/01/2012

    The FTSE is one of the most important indicators of investment performance and acts as a key benchmark for many investors in the UK. For this reason we take a look back at 2011 and review what happened as well as look to see what we can learn from what was a difficult year. more 

  • Our Top 10 most popular plans in 2011  09/01/2012

    With 2012 well underway, there is already a competitive range of plans available across a wide number of plan types, whether you are looking for traditional savings routes, investments with the potential for much higher returns or something in between. more 

  • What will happen to the FTSE - Investments to match your view  01/12/2011

    With so much uncertainty surrounding the FTSE at the moment, we've brought together a choice of investments to suit your own view of where the FTSE's going to go next. more 

  • Investments vs Inflation  29/11/2011

    With so much uncertainty about the future of inflation, we take a look at the range of options open to investors. more 

  • Investment Focus: Gilliat Deposit Kick Out Plan  15/11/2011

    Finding a product that offers an attractive solution in the current economic climate is certainly a challenge. However, despite some of the most challenging conditions ever seen, we take a look at one particular solution that is proving popular with both savers and investors alike. more 

  • Junior ISAs launch today  01/11/2011

    Today marks the launch of the government’s latest initiative to help family members and friends save for a child’s future with a Junior ISA. With the financial pressures on the young growing year by year, we guide you through this important and valuable tax break. more 

  • How do you invest in the FTSE  01/11/2011

    For UK investors, the FTSE 100 is often the first port of call when considering their investment options. However, the combination of continued spikes in volatility and the number of different ways one can invest means that the method used to gain exposure to the stockmarket is an important one. more 

  • Investors look to share dealing for income boost  20/10/2011

    Halifax share dealing has found that more investors are using the service to increase their regualr income. more 

  • Junior ISAs allow children to invest up to £3600 tax free  14/10/2011

    The junior ISA will be introduced from the 1st of November 2011, allowing parents to invest up to £3600 tax free per child up until their 18th birthday. However unlike its predecessor, the Child Trust Fund, there will be no incentives or contributions from the government. more 

  • Where next for the FTSE  04/10/2011

    The FTSE once again fell below the 5,000 mark during trading today and there are more worrying signs ahead. more 

  • Market round up  04/10/2011

    The current economic conditions can make it difficult to keep up to date with which products are competitive. Here we offer you some help by taking a look at the range of current solutions available for both savers and investors. more 

  • Understanding Kick Out Plans  20/09/2011

    With such a wide variety of products available in the market, we take a look at one of the more popular solutions for investors and get an insight as to why these are rapidly becoming a competitive alternative for savers. more 

  • Investment Focus: Gilliat Deposit Kick Out Plan  20/09/2011

    Finding a product that offers an attractive solution in the current economic climate is certainly a challenge. However, despite some of the most challenging conditions ever seen, we take a look at one particular solution that is proving popular with both savers and investors alike. more 

  • The Income Challenge  06/09/2011

    The current economic environment for those seeking income from their capital is one of the most challenging even seen. We take a look at the current options available as well as some of the more popular solutions. more 

  • FTSE continues to misbehave - August's rollercoaster  23/08/2011

    With the FSTE continuing to misbehave, the persistent market turmoil provides a real headache for investors. We take a look at the rollercoaster ride that has been August and what options to consider in these volatile times. more 

  • New look for Fairinvestment.co.uk  23/08/2011

    We are constantly looking at ways to make it easier for you to find and compare your investment and savings options. In recent weeks we have been updating our website to do just that by providing helpful content so that you can understand more clearly exactly what options are available. more 

  • Investment Focus: What to do in these volatile times  09/08/2011

    The current economic environment is one of the most challenging in history for both savers and investors alike. With such a challenging economic landscape, we take a look at some of the options to consider. more 

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