ICR299: Stop worrying about money
40% of UK adults anticipate that 2018 will be a very difficult year for them financially.
In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, we tackle those money worries and give you the tools you need to stop worrying about your personal finances.
There’s also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and the aftershow, sharing the latest from Informed Choice this week.
Personal finance news
-Investor sentiment has hit its highest level in almost a year, according to an indicator from Royal London Asset Management. A number of factors, including an eight year high in private investor bullishness and low equity market volatility have driven RLAM’s weekly composite investor sentiment indicator well into euphoric territory.
-Global economic growth is expected to speed up this year, following a stronger than expected year in 2017. This is according to a new forecast from the World Bank, who expect the global economy to grow by 3.1% this year.
-A new warning from the Financial Conduct Authority has raised “serious concern” over the sale of contracts for difference. It’s the latest consumer warning about the high-risk investment tools which result in losses for more than 80% of those who use them.
-New figures from Halifax show average house price growth in the UK easing last year. Prices in the last three months of 2017 were 2.7% higher than in the same three months a year earlier although the annual change in December was lower than in November.
-Co-op Legal Services is preparing for a busy time of year as the firm anticipates a 146% surge in family law enquiries in the first three months of 2018. This is according to new business data released today by the national family law provider.