Tom Cropper

Tom Cropper has been writing for us since 2015. Tom is a financial journalist and his work has appeared in titles such as the Guardian, Euromoney and many others.

Interactive Investor makes it easier for investors to vote at AGMs

Customers of the second-largest online investing platform will be automatically opted into voting at AGMs. Customers of Interactive Investor, until now have had an option to opt into an online capability which allows you to vote in AGMs. Now, though, they are providing a free service which automatically opts investors into voting in the AGMs …

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Plus 500 (LON: PLUS) revenue down, but still higher than pre-pandemic

Plus 500 releases better than expected earnings showing that despite a slight downturn, revenues are still roughly double what they were before the pandemic began. Plus 500 Share Price News Better than expected profits show that Plus 500 hung onto most of the customers it attracted during the lockdown. The online CFD trading platform had …

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FCA’s InvestSmart aims to stop new investors being scammed by social media

The FCA’s InvestSmart will aim to provide information for this new breed of young investors who are being encouraged to take on high-risk investments. A new survey from the FCA finds that hype and a desire to outshine their peers are driving young investors to look for more high-risk options. The finding comes as the …

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Wise Chief, Kristo Kaarman, Fined for Defaulting on Tax Bill

One of the founders of money transfer provider Wise (formally Transferwise) Kristo Kaarman’s fine comes after he was found to have deliberately defaulted on more than £700,000 worth of tax. The co-founder of one of the world’s leading online money transfer sites is in trouble with HMRC. A £365,651 fine is on the cards, but …

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Moneyfarm experiences pandemic bonus with 80% more customers signing up

The pandemic savings boom is helping online wealth management services such as Moneyfarm scale new heights. Covid-19 has been tough on many people, but for those who stayed in work it has left them with excess savings. The result, as new figures from Moneyfarm suggest, is that that they are looking to make it work …

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Moneyfarm reduces it’s minimum investment to £500

Robo-advisor Moneyfarm is lowering the minimum investment for new accounts. Customers can now start investing with just £500 rather than the previous £1,500. The move comes as the investment platform tries to make its investment services open to more customers operating at lower levels. So will this make a big difference? Read our full Moneyfarm …

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