Finance in the News – w/c 14.12.20


Short summaries of recent articles we think you will find useful from some of the UK’s broadsheets.


“Z Investment 2021: prospects and pitfalls in a post-pandemic world”
FT Money’s experts pick out promising trends and causes for concern.
“Homeless housing funds spark ethical debate over ESG profits”
Investors profit from rents on social housing paid by taxpayers.
“Wealth tax report gives ‘political cover’ for raising existing taxes”
New levy would be politically difficult for Conservatives to introduce.
“High-risk mini-bonds banned by regulator”
FCA makes temporary sanction permanent from January, after London Capital & Finance collapse.
“Green and tech stocks are worth the price”
As long as rates stay low, investors will keep buying even if these shares look expensive.
“Could your child be recruited as a money mule?”
Huge rise in online fraud sees criminals target students to spirit away the proceeds.


“We are millionaire mortgage prisoners”
They lead a lavish lifestyle and always make their payments on time, so why won’t anyone give them another loan?
“Is it finally time to bet on bitcoin?”
Crypt-currency is becoming mainstream and its value is soaring, but it remains volatile.
“Why women make better investors”
Investors who trade online tend to do worse than telephone traders because their over-confidence is augmented by the illusion of being in control.


“Property sellers cut prices to force through sales but hopes of tax saving evaporate”
Asking prices down 0.6% in November with large detached homes seeing biggest fall.
“Money Makeover: ‘We want to invest for our growing family and animals, but where do we start?’”
This couple wants to learn to pick stocks, but are they ready for it?
“Over 60s squeezed out of work as redundancies quadruple”
More than 340,000 people aged 50 to 64 years old are now unemployed.


“How to save money on a Christmas feast and also cut food waste”
From dinner boxes to apps and buying local produce, there are traditional and ethical options.
“Brexit: what will change on 1 January 2021 for people in UK?”
From free movement to phone charges, what to expect when the transition period ends

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