Five Types of Investments That Give Higher Expected Returns

With UK interest rates currently at 0.75%, investors are understandably trying to find better returns. However, conventional financial theory says that higher expected returns only come with increased risk. Here, we look at whether that is really true and present some investment opportunities for you to consider.

Paul Redmond & Benedict Yung, CFA

Basset & Gold’s Blanket Giveaway

On 4th February 2019, West Ham United faced Liverpool in the Premier League. It was an evening kick-off and with temperatures dropping below zero, fans had to wrap up warm to escape the winter chill.

Paul Redmond

What is the Future of Alternative Finance?

Despite a good deal of initial scepticism, alternative finance (alt finance) has very much established itself as part of the mainstream financial architecture. What started as a niche concept can no longer be ignored, as various alternatives to traditional finance and currency become ever more prominent. Alt finance today represents a pretty broad church of different technologies and competing products, encompassing everything from crowdfunding to Bitcoin, while also including a variety of new lending platforms.

Christopher Morris

What Impact will Brexit Have on Economic Conditions?

It has been pretty much impossible to avoid the ongoing Brexit saga over the last couple of years, but this most turbulent and contentious of issues may finally be drawing to a close. Or not, as the cay may be! Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to negotiate exit conditions that will satisfy parliament, but what will the economic consequences of Brexit be for Britain?

Christopher Morris

Bank Rate Held by Monetary Policy Committee as Brexit Uncertainty Looms

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee met in the middle of December, and offered little Christmas cheer for savers. As was widely expected, the committee unanimously decided to freeze interest rates at the 0.75% Bank Rate that has now been in place for a few months.

Christopher Morris

A Helping Hand For Young People at Christmas: Basset & Gold Is Supporting Centrepoint

At Basset & Gold, we aspire to make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We currently sponsor secondary school PE and sports, as well as supporting various West Ham community and health-focused projects.

Nicholas Walter

Basset & Gold Go On Tour with a Day Out At The Retirement Money Show

On Tuesday 12th December, Basset & Gold exhibited at the very popular Retirement Money Show at the America Square Conference Centre in London.

Nicholas Walter

Dr Hilary Jones Discovers & Discusses The Basset & Gold Walking Football Tournament in Association With West Ham United

As a presenter and writer on medical issues, one of my main recommendations to patients over the age of 50 is to get plenty of exercise. To aid a longer life and better living, prescribing a specific amount of daily exercise to patients – particularly in later life – is important.

Dr Hilary Jones

‘A Day at the Theatre’ – A Community Partnership Changing Lives at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

On a cold and rather blustery November afternoon, Basset & Gold brightened up the day for 15 members of a local Stratford community group, Any Old Irons, with a wonderful day at the theatre.

Nicholas Walter

Haydock High School rugby team wins 18-6 against Deanery

As part of our outreach programme, we sponsor Haydock HighSchool's sports department. For the 2018/19 school year, we’ve provided a newkit for the school’s rugby, football and netball teams.

Nicholas Walter

Star host announced for West Ham United eSports Cup Final, powered by Basset & Gold

At Basset & Gold, we’re really proud to be Official Investment Partner of West Ham United and we’re thrilled to be supporting the West Ham United eSports Cup.

Base rate increase fails to deliver for the majority of UK savers¹

When the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee announced that bank base rate would increase from 0.50% to 0.75% on 2nd August 2018 it must have been music to the ears of hard-pressed savers up and down the country. But more than two months later the reality for many account holders is that they have once again been let down by their banks and building societies, with only 17% of savings accounts passing the full 0.25% increase on to their customers.

Nicholas Walter

Hundreds of Basset & Gold Investors have benefitted from our Interest Shield

Independent research commissioned by Basset & Gold at the start of this year revealed that, following the base rate increase in November 2017, just 21% of savings accounts passed on the full rate rise, and just over half increased rates at all in response to the announcement.

The Basset & Gold Tournament Launches to Get People Walking

As West Ham United's official shirt sleeve partner, we were keen to initiate and be the catalyst for the new match-day Walking Football Tournament, demonstrating our commitment not only to the Premier League's East London Team, but also to the ethos and health benefits of walking football - and our business spirit.

Nicholas Walter

We've Relaunched Our Innovative Finance ISA Bonds

In response to high demand, we have decided to make our Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISAs) available again in 2018. Our IFISAs were among our most popular products last year, with almost £10m invested by nearly 800 customers to date.

Nicholas Walter

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