inflation reached its lowest rate since 2016, falling to 1.7% in August, which suggests that interest rates are unlikely to rise in the near future. This is lower than the expected rate of 1.9% and the Bank of England’s 2% target.
Yes, I know – I spoke about the fantastic value represented by so many commercial property Investment Trusts savaged by a number of reasons including the Woodford saga in regard to ‘New River’ specifically.
The end is now in sight for the sad but inevitable demise of Equitable Life, once one of the biggest and most trusted pension firms. In 2000 it ran into awful financial difficulties after promising many of its then 1.5 million customers better payouts than could be delivered.