RateSetter hands back £384m to 45,000 investors after Metro Bank takeover

Around 45,000 investors in the now-defunct peer-to-peer lender RateSetter have had their accounts closed and their money returned after it was taken over by Metro Bank last August. Customers began receiving emails from last Tuesday after the High Street lender in February gave investors two months’ notice that it had bought £384million worth of loans … Read more

How Isa investors can check up on niche investment companies with flashy gains

It might not surprise our regular readers that the top performing funds of the first quarter of this year were focused on the UK and small caps. And the topmost on the intersection of the two. Britain has organised a strong vaccine rollout, and despite some debate about the speed of reopening allowed to businesses … Read more

Five common questions from share investors answered

‘So, how much money will I make…?’ Revealed: The top five questions asked by share investors, answered by a stockbroking expert By Rachel Winter For This Is Money Published: 09:23 BST, 6 April 2021 | Updated: 09:23 BST, 6 April 2021 Rachel Winter: What books should you read to learn about markets? Find her recommendations below … Read more

Peter Hargreaves: Deliveroo took small investors for a ride

City grandee Peter Hargreaves hits out at Deliveroo’s sale of shares at its disastrous flotation, saying company took small investors for a ride By Emma Dunkley And Alex Lawson, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:52 BST, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 21:52 BST, 3 April 2021 Critic: City titan Peter Hargreaves Billionaire City grandee Peter … Read more

Gangs are using fake sites to steal from investors, warns crime expert

Clone fraud: Criminals are luring investors to fake comparison sites touting bogus products in order to steal their cash Phil Rolfe is a financial crime expert and the chief executive of P2 Consulting.   During the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, investment scams have soared. Criminal gangs have taken advantage of the fact that people have lost … Read more

Investors in London Capital Finance lose out in Court fight

Investors in London Capital Finance lose out in High Court fight for compensation By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 BST, 29 March 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 29 March 2021 London Capital & Finance investors have lost a high court case over compensation. Thousands of investors who lost money in the collapse … Read more

Big battalion investors snub Deliveroo amid fears over workers’ pay

A host of Britain’s biggest fund managers have snubbed Deliveroo’s stock market float amid growing concern over the treatment of its workers. Aberdeen Standard, Legal & General and M&G joined Aviva in shunning what looks like being the biggest London listing in a decade. In a further setback, CCLA, which manages funds for the Church … Read more

Two of Britain’s biggest investors will NOT buy Deliveroo shares due to ‘workers’ rights’

Two of Britain’s biggest investors will refuse to buy shares in Deliveroo when it launches on the stock market next month because of concerns about how they treat staff. The UK’s third most popular takeaway delivery service, behind UberEats and Just Eats, hopes to be valued at up to £8.8billion when it lists its shares … Read more

Thrill-seeking young investors warned over high risk bets

A new breed of thrill-seeking investors is taking huge financial risks on assets such as bitcoin, according to the City watchdog. In an alarming report, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said trendy investment apps and social media platforms were fuelling speculative bets on the markets. The regulator said this ‘new, younger, more diverse’ group of … Read more