Investing in university spin-outs can help your profits grow

The Social Network, the film that depicts the founding of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard friends, is a compelling drama that also causes viewers idly to speculate: ‘If I’d been able to back this university start-up in 2004, how rich would I be now?’  Facebook is now an $880bn giant. The share price … Read more

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says investing in teacher training is ‘crucial’

Investing in the next generation of teachers is ‘crucial’ to the Government’s long-term recovery plans, and central to closing the attainment gap between children, the Education Secretary said. But the leader of a teaching union has accused the secretary of state of failing to address ‘many serious issues’ affecting teachers’ morale and working conditions, while … Read more

Wetherspoon to create 2,000 jobs investing in new and existing pubs

Wetherspoon to invest £145m in new and existing pubs creating 2,000 jobs – but only if lockdown is lifted as planned By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 22:14 BST, 30 March 2021 | Updated: 22:14 BST, 30 March 2021 Pub chain Wetherspoon is set to open 18 new outlets across Britain as part … Read more

Investing platform AJ Bell says it will top revenue expectations by at least £6m

Investing platform AJ Bell says it will top revenue expectations by at least £6m after customer numbers jumped during lockdown AJ Bell said its customer acquisition numbers had continued to grow strongly  Baroness Helena Morrissey is due to become AJ Bell’s new chairman in 2022 Last year, the firm’s revenues rose by 21% while its pre-tax … Read more

How to make money, by investing in…money

It is possible to invest in nation’s thirst for all things financial – banks, asset managers and financial technology companies are benefiting as people utilise some of their lockdown savings By Rosie Murray-west, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:52 GMT, 20 March 2021 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 20 March 2021 One of the unexpected effects … Read more

Rising numbers of women start to make money from investing

Until the pandemic struck, Margot de Broglie associated investing with the macho culture of The Wolf Of Wall Street – living fast and taking wild risks. She had heard her male friends discussing volatile investments such as cryptocurrency, while her female friends kept their savings in safer bank accounts. Yet Margot, 23, is now one … Read more

Rising numbers of women start to profit from investing

Until the pandemic struck, Margot de Broglie associated investing with the macho culture of The Wolf Of Wall Street – living fast and taking wild risks. She had heard her male friends discussing volatile investments such as cryptocurrency, while her female friends kept their savings in safer bank accounts. Yet Margot, 23, is now one … Read more

Back to savings school: New to investing? Here’s your essential guide 

Even in normal times, the thought of staking your money on the stock market can seem like a very daunting prospect. And after a particularly dramatic year, savers will be forgiven for feeling a lot more wary than usual. Yet data shows that, over the long term, a well-diversified investment portfolio easily beats a standard … Read more

Interactive Investor snaps up personal investing accounts from Equiniti

Investment platform Interactive Investor snaps-up 50,000 personal investing accounts from Equiniti in £49m deal II has bought Equiniti’s share dealing, ISA and SIPP accounts for £48.5m Sale and migration of around 50,000 customers set to complete this summer  If customers find that after six months they would have paid less with Equiniti, Interactive Investor will refund … Read more