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Plum reports UK households hit by cost of living crisis

Plum reports UK households hit by cost of living crisis

Nearly a third (32 per cent) of families do not have any savings for a rainy day, highlighting the pressure that millions of households could be under with rising living costs, a survey of 2,000 UK adults has found.

Since the pandemic began, Covid-19 restrictions have reduced spending opportunities which has helped many households to boost their savings over the past two years.

Savings and investments report

UK consumer savers and investors have GBP4trn invested and close to GBP200 billion saved report says

UK consumer savers and investors have GBP4trn invested and close to GBP200 billion saved report says

The "Consumer Savers and Investors Market Report 2022" report considers the market for consumer savings and investments, with a central focus on the types of savings and investment products consumers own, how much they are saving and investing and the environmental framework in which savings and investments are made. It looks at the size and structure of the market, recent trends and the future.

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Identifying Gulf markets set to benefit from energy price rises

Identifying Gulf markets set to benefit from energy price rises

Commenting on energy price increases from the perspective of investing in the Gulf, Jubin Jose, manager of London-listed Gulf Investment Fund plc, writes that with the UK and much of Europe facing gas supply worries and surging energy prices as geo-political brinksmanship in Ukraine continues, which markets are set to benefit from this uneasy outlook?