Personal investment

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  3. £8bn-worth of property funds suspended

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    A number of UK property funds have been suspended over the last few hours after being hit by the coronavirus market panic.

    Yesterday Kames Capital banned trading on its £585m Property Income fund and it was followed this morning Janus Henderson, BMO, Aviva and Aberdeen Standard.

    Columbia Threadneedle is the latest to join them in the last few minutes suspending dealing in the Threadneedle UK Property Authorised Investment Fund blaming "exceptional uncertainty".

    FCA rules require that funds should suspend trading of units if material uncertainty is applied to more than 20% of a fund’s immovable assets.

    Late last year M&G suspended its £2.3bn Property Portfolio due to liquidity concerns.

  4. National Savings & Investments cuts

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    Quote Message: It’s yet another blow for loyal NS&I savers, who treasure the fact their savings are 100% guaranteed by the government, and have lived with increasingly uncompetitive rates in order to stick with the institution. It’s not all the NS&I’s fault. Its hands are tied, because it needs to offer value for money compared to government debt, and rates are so ridiculously low at the moment that the only way to compete is by offering something horribly uninspiring to savers. You don’t need to sit back and take this though, because the FSCS guarantees the first £85,000 saved with each institution, so this should be all the incentive you need to check out the competition and make your money work harder.” from Sarah Coles personal finance analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown
    Sarah Colespersonal finance analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown