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Inflation falls after temporary rise last month

Article published 19 August 2014

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.9% to 1.6%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all five age groups saw a decline in their inflation rates over the month. The under 30s have suffered the highest rate of inflation since the start of the year and this continued in July, despite a fall to 1.6% from 1.8% over the month.

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Inflation rises for all age groups

Article published 14 July 2014

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation increased from 1.5% to 1.9%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all five age groups saw an increase in their inflation rates over the month.

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Global Economic View - July 2014

Article published 14 July 2014

The first 6 months of this year have been quite eventful for the global economy. On the positive side, politicians in the US reached agreement on fiscal spending and passed a bill suspending the debt ceiling until March 2015.

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Inflation falls for all age groups

Article published 17 June 2014

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.8% to 1.5%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all five age groups saw a decline in their inflation rates over the month.

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Alliance Trust Savings makes key hire for senior operations team

Article published 5 June 2014

Alliance Trust Savings announces today that David Power has joined the company as Head of Asset Administration. He will be responsible for the dealing, corporate actions, dividends and settlement teams. David joins Alliance Trust Savings from Nucleus, where he was Head of Middle Office for the last four years. Throughout his career, David has held various roles including Portfolio Analyst at Aberdeen Asset Management and Securities Dealer at Fairbairn Private Bank.

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Young face highest rate of inflation

Article published 20 May 2014

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation rose from 1.6% to 1.8%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that three out of five age groups saw an increase in their inflation rates over the month, one was unchanged and one, the over 75s, saw a decline in their inflation rate.

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Young and old face highest rate of inflation

Article published 15 April 2014

This month’s official inflation report showed that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.7% to 1.6%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all age groups saw a decline in their inflation rates over the month.

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Young face highest rate of Inflation

Article published 24 March 2014

This month’s official inflation report showed that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.9% to 1.7%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that three out of five age groups have an inflation rate lower than the official figure.

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Some thoughts on the UK Budget 2014

Article published 21 March 2014

Once again, the Chancellor delivered a fiscally neutral budget, but this was accompanied by an optimistic view of the current state of the UK economy, backed by the OBR increasing its 2014 forecast from 2.4% to 2.7%

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Alliance Trust Savings announces the removal of VAT from ISAs and IDAs

Article published 19 March 2014

Alliance Trust Savings has announced that from 1 May 2014, the quarterly administration charge applied to ATS’ Stocks and Shares ISA and Dealing accounts will be replaced with an account charge that does not incur VAT.

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Alliance Trust Savings delivers first full year profit in eight years

Article published 7 March 2014

ATS, the leading investment and savings platform, has announced today that it has delivered a full year profit for the first time in eight years. This has been driven by a 33% increase in assets during the year and by ATS’s unique ability to attract new customers via its fair and transparent flat fee pricing structure.

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Alliance Trust Savings signs agreement with GBST to provide platform solutions

Article published 6 February 2014

Alliance Trust Savings (ATS), the leading investment and savings platform, has today announced that it has signed an agreement with GBST to deliver its platform technology solution. GBST is a leading global provider of securities transaction and online trading technology.

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Alliance Trust Savings launches special cash back offer for savers

Article published 17 January 2014

Alliance Trust Savings (ATS), the leading investment and savings platform, has today announced that it will offer £150 cash back to customers who open a new account and transfer their investment from another provider to an Alliance Trust Savings ISA or IDA (Individual Dealing Account).

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Elderly still face highest rate of inflation

Article published 17 December 2013

This month’s official inflation report showed that the headline rate of inflation fell from 2.2% to 2.1%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that four out of five age groups saw their inflation rate fall over the month.

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Alliance Trust Savings’ top ten tips for DIY investing

Article published 26 November 2013

The Alliance Trust Savings platform, which has been specifically designed to help investors with all levels of experience manage their investments, has seen a surge in DIY investing since the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

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Alliance Trust Savings appoints Susan Sneddon as Marketing Director

Article published 19 November 2013

Alliance Trust Savings has today announced the appointment of Susan Sneddon as their new Marketing Director. Sneddon will take up her new position on 1 December.

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Alliance Trust Savings continues to see demand for Investment Trusts and ETFs

Article published 18 November 2013

Alliance Trust Savings has announced it has seen a big upturn in demand for Investment Trusts and ETFs over the last year.

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Alliance Trust Savings appoints Damian Smyth as Head of Intermediary Sales

Article published 15 November 2013

Alliance Trust Savings has today announced the appointment of Damian Smyth as their new Head of Intermediary Sales. Smyth will take up his new position on 1 December.

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Alliance Trust Savings’ top ten essentials for DIY investing

Article published 25 September 2013

With DIY investing on the rise, Alliance Trust Savings has put together a checklist to help new investors get started.

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Alliance Trust Savings reaches £5 billion AUA milestone

Article published 11 September 2013

Alliance Trust Savings has today announced assets under administration on its i.nvest platform have reached £5 billion, following a sustained period of inflows since the start of the year and continuing adviser interest.

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Alliance Trust Savings goes live with online re-registrations

Article published 30 August 2013

After recently announcing its partnership with Altus, the financial services and solutions provider, which will automate the online re-registration of client assets, Alliance Trust Savings has confirmed that it has now gone live and are accepting and sending re-registration requests with other participating providers.

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Alliance Trust Savings registers with Altus

Article published 15 July 2013

Alliance Trust Savings has today announced that it has selected Altus, the financial services and solutions provider, to automate the online re-registration of client assets.

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Alliance Trust Savings fully supportive of FCA’s paper on abolition of provider payments to platforms

Article published 26 April 2013

Alliance Trust Savings has welcomed today’s announcement by the Financial Conduct Authority that it has stayed true to the ideals of the RDR and the consultation paper in June 2012 by banning all legacy payments on past business between fund managers and platforms.

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Alliance Trust Savings moves to clean share classes for existing and new advised and direct retail customers

Article published 25 April 2013

Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) will start to convert investments in rebate paying funds prior to 31 December 2012 to clean share classes, moving it to an entirely clean-only platform for new and existing business by the end of 2013.

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Alliance Trust Savings further boosts platform team

Article published 18 April 2013

Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) has expanded its platform team with the creation of two new roles to support the development and marketing of its investment proposition to direct and intermediary customers.

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Alliance Trust Savings adds 100 funds to its
Investment Platform

Article published 11 April 2013

Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) has today announced the addition of nearly 100 new funds to its investment platform. The new funds, from established fund groups Marlborough, Fundsmith, Cornelian and SWIP, are now available to ATS investors as clean priced share class funds at a typical rate of 0.75%.

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Prudent savers of Edinburgh yet again lead the way in maximising their ISA allowances

Article published 5 April 2013

In the run up to the end of the current tax year, Alliance Trust Savings’ latest research has shown that for the second year running Edinburgh is the leading city, town or area in the UK with the highest number of their customers who have maximised their ISA allowance.

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Patrick Mill, Managing Director of Alliance Trust Savings, comments on HMRC ruling that rebates to consumers are taxable

Article published 25 March 2013

“Today’s announcement from HMRC that rebates will be taxed at a client’s marginal rate of income tax is surely the final nail in the coffin for unit rebates. Applying unit rebates from an industry perspective would be highly complex to both administer and to explain to customers..."

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