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International Personal Finance plc (IPF), the recently listed international company offering small sum, unsecured credit to 1.9 million customers in six emerging markets, today issues an update on trading ahead of its close period.  The Board is pleased to announce that good progress is being made in the second half of the financial year.  We have seen growth and a continuation of good credit quality in Central Europe.  Consequently, we expect the Group's maiden results for the year ended 31 December 2007, to report pre-tax profit a little ahead of the market consensus of £46 million, compared with pro ...
buys the loan (debt) from a bank or directly from a corporation. Bonds are debt instruments sold to investors for organisations such as companies, governments or charities . The investor can then hold the debt and collect the interest or sell the debt on a secondary market . Banks are the main facilitators of funding through the provision of credit , although private equity , mutual funds , hedge funds , and other organizations have become important as they invest in various forms of debt. Financial assets , known as investments , are financially managed with careful attention to financial risk management to control financial risk .
» International Personal Finance Carnival #1 | PT Money
featuring top contributions from around the world. This carnival will feature articles from bloggers who are included in the Personal Finance Bloggers Map . The next edition of this carnival will be held at Living on a Budget in early April. Visit the International Personal Finance Carnival page at Blog Carnival to submit your posts for the next edition. United Kingdom – 5 Tactics to Avoid Overspending When Traveling from Adam at Magical Penny , saying “Traveling overseas is an exciting experience and one which will furnish you with memories and stories for many years to come. However, to make sure those memories and ... market research, surveys and trends
Market update (PM): International Personal Finance maintains dividend
Provident Financial’s spin-off operation International Personal Finance (IPF) saw its share price dip by nearly five per cent today (3 March), after declaring profits before tax of £61.7 million. The company’s Hungarian business, which had been battered by the recession returned to profitability, while Mexico delivered its first annual profit through a combination of strong customer growth, and an improved cost-income ratio. IPF's share price was down 4.8 per cent to 198.00 pence, despite having reduced its borrowings by £101.7 million as a result of tightening management of working capital and ... market research, surveys and trends


UPDATE 2-IPF says bad weather in Jan, Feb hits collections | Reuters
posted a full-year pretax profit from continuing operations ahead of market expectations, but said severe weather hurt its performance in central Europe in January and early February. Shares in IPF were down 4.1 percent at 199.5 pence on Wednesday at 1330 GMT on the London Stock Exchange. They fell as much as 12 percent earlier in the session. However, IPF, which split from UK parent Provident Financial ( PFG.L ) in July 2007, said it expected the impact from bad weather to unwind later in the year. IPF makes cash loans of less than 600 pounds which are arranged and then collected in weekly payments by doorstep debt agents. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Societe Generale Trader Built EU50 Billion Position (Update1 ...
built up positions in European stock index futures of 50 billion euros ($73 billion) before the French bank discovered the trades and unwound them. Kerviel, 31, who is being questioned by France's financial police for a third day, took advantage of the bank's practice of checking only net trading positions rather than gross bets to conceal his subterfuge with phony hedges, Paris-based Societe Generale said yesterday. The trading loss of 4.9 billion euros was the biggest in banking history. ``One of the first lessons to put in place is that we will do systematic controls on the nominal value, even if it ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Low interest rates give funds in high yield sector the edge
The IMA £ High Yield sector has outperformed all other bond sectors over the last 12 months, with investors attracted by low interest rates and the strong market rally for most of the period. Over 12 months to 2 August, the average fund in the peer group returned 22%, according to Morningstar. Over the same period, the UK Equity & Bond Income sector’s average fund delivered 16.3%, £ Corporate Bond 16.1%, £ Strategic Bond 16.9%, Global Bond 13.7%, UK Index Linked Gilts 8.4% and UK Gilts 7.6%. Marlborough High Yield Fixed Interest is the top performer in £ High Yield over one year, up 35.2%. The worst ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Gala, Conti seen hitting bond market next month
LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - British gaming group Gala Coral and Germany's Continental are among likely contenders to issue high-yield bonds in September and eye-watering yields should enable the deals to fly out of the door, investors say. This week saw record global high-yield issuance of $14.3 billion from 26 issuers, according to Thomson Reuters data. The flow was driven by the United States, where issuers took advantage of unusually buoyant primary market activity. 'There is still a lot to be done in terms of refinancing,' said Lee Hope, head of European high-yield syndicate at Citi, with more than 250 billion ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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Apr 14, 2010 ... International Personal Finance plc (“IPF”). Interim Management Statement. In accordance with the UK Listing Authority's Disclosure and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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There are many general guides to investing. Once you have reviewed the basics, you’ll need to decide what kinds of investments to make. Here are resources to help you evaluate stocks, mutual funds, and other investments and to track the performance of your investment portfolio. MCPL's Online Resources Business & Company Resource Center Provides periodical articles, detailed information on companies including chronologies and corporate histories, investment reports, industry and company rankings, and financial and industry ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
International Bonds | Personal Finance
are issued by U.S. companies and sold outside of the United States in U.S. dollars. The list below summarizes characteristics of international bonds: Issuer: International bonds are issued by U.S. or international corporations. Par value: International bonds are issued in amounts of $1,000 and greater. The par value of international bonds may be in different currencies. Maturity: International bonds have varying maturity lengths. Generally, short-term international bonds mature in one to five years, intermediate-term international bonds mature in six to ten years, and long-term international bonds mature eleven or more years. Taxes:
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International personal finance | Ask MetaFilter
I'm keeping my Bank of America account open, but the only activity that I'm going to use it for is to pay off my credit card (Citibank). From what I understand, the only way for me to pay my monthly bill for the cc is via an american account. But for me to fund this account on a regular basis, it seems that my only option is to wire money from my UK account (NatWest) to my BofA account and eat the nasty wiring fee, which will definitely add up! It's not possible to transfer the Citibank balance to a UK card is it? From my understanding I'll probably have a hard time getting approved since I'm new. Or ...
UK -> US money transfer | Ask MetaFilter
Suppose a guy has a sum of money temporarily sitting in a UK bank account. He lives in the USA and wants to transfer the money to his bank account there. It's not riches, but a big enough amount that for the first time in his life he's paying attention to the exchange rate. A 0.1 difference amounts to what could be a worthwhile difference (to him) in the dollar amount after exchange. He can move the money any time in the next few months or so. Do it now, or wait a bit? Is the Dollar vs. the UK Pound likely to be stronger or weaker in, say, three months time? Feel free to assume that the question is from someone who ...