There has been huge growth in the number of ‘sustainable’ and ‘responsible investment’ funds, which now look at a company’s environmental, social and governance track record as part of the investment process.
Many people lose track of accounts when they move house, misplace statements or even change computer and forget to update their login details. Tracing these assets can be complicated, particularly after banks or investment companies merge or rebrand.
Inertia can be a dangerous trait, especially for investment. An investment portfolio created years ago can alter over time without the changes being obvious. Avoid funds drift with regular reviews.
The number of people purchasing second properties in the UK has boomed according to government figures, with the total number of second homes rising 30% over the past five years.
Last year many companies were forced to cut or suspend dividend payments. This year, the reverse is happening and dividends are generally on the up.
Millions, billions and even trillions now make the headlines, but what is £1 million worth in the UK today?