Martin Bamford: My brush with a scammer

During a call with a client last week, I was reminded again of the dangers of unregulated investments. The client explained that his good friend had lost £120,000 to a Bitcoin scam. 

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FCA high-risk product move 'good start' say Planners

Financial Planners have told Financial Planning Today that they welcome the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposals to strengthen financial promotion rules for high-risk investments, but also suggested more work should be directed at banning other unregulated speculative investments.

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7% of investors use social media for investment tips

Almost one in ten investors (9%) said that the source of information they have turned to most to help decide on their investments is social media, with 7% now regarding it as their most important source of information.

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Martin Bamford: Tik, Tok - investment flop?

I entered financial services just as the tech bubble was about to burst. One of my earliest professional experiences of investing was watching the bubble surrounding tech stocks, swiftly followed by the disappointment of investors who had become over exposed to that sector as it collapsed. 

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