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Clare Francis' Investment Insight


Clare Francis’ Investment Insight

Clare Francis – Director of Savings and Investments

Clare Francis

Clare is Barclays’ Director of Savings and Investments, having joined Barclays in October 2015. Her background is in financial journalism with over 15 years’ experience of covering consumer finance. Clare started her career at The Times in 1999. She moved to the Independent on Sunday where she was Deputy Personal Finance Editor and then became Assistant Money Editor at the Sunday Times.

Before joining Barclays, Clare was Editor-in-Chief and Head of Consumer Affairs at MoneySuperMarket. She was one of MoneySuperMarket’s main spokespeople, regularly appearing on TV and radio as a consumer finance expert.

Clare Francis’ Investment Insight

In this series of handy investing updates, Clare Francis sets out to demystify personal investments, cutting through the jargon and helping you to become a smarter investor. In the coming weeks, Clare will focus on the issues that really matter to investors, whether you’re relatively new or you’ve been investing for years. She’ll look at the experiences of other investors and gather some insights from seasoned experts.

Understanding investment risk

Clare interviews Barclays’ Head of Behavioural Finance, Dr. Peter Brooks, to understand what investment risk is and how it influences our decisions.

Inflation explained

In this episode Clare focuses on inflation, how it works, and how it can impact you as a saver or investor.

Are you worried about rising inflation?

Inflation is on the up and in a recent poll on Twitter, we asked you whether this was a concern.

The benefits of regular investing

In this episode, Clare discusses what you need to know about regular investing, including the benefits and considerations.

Why invest? An interview with a Barclays Investment Advisor

Clare interviews Stacey Rowland, an Investment Advisor at Barclays, who discusses the key things to think about before investing and how to match your investment strategy to your goals.

What do the public think about investing?

We take to the streets of London to find out what the public think about investing, and what’s holding some people back from getting started.

What you need to know about ISAs

In this, the first episode, Clare tackles the subject of ISAs. They’re now more flexible than ever, but in recent years, with the personal savings allowance and tax-free dividend allowance offering attractive non-ISA tax savings, are the perks of the Individual Savings Account still worthwhile? Clare gives the lowdown on just what an ISA can offer you in 2017-18.


Remember:

  • Tax rules may change in the future and whether particular tax rules benefit you, will depend on your individual circumstances
  • The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you initially invested
  • Investing is not for everyone, if you are unsure please seek independent advice.
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Remember:

  • The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you initially invested.
  • Investing is not for everyone, if you are unsure please seek independent advice.

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