Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.


In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.


We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which may interest you, tailored to your specific interests, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us;
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Our sites contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


If you want more information or have any questions or comments relating to our privacy policy please email [email protected] in the first instance.

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Housebuilders help build up FTSE 100

By BFN News | 11:53 AM | Tuesday 14 November, 2017

There was good news for the housebuilding sector as average house prices in the UK rose 5.7% to £243,945 in the year to 30 September. Mid-caps Bovis Homes (BVS) and McCarthy & Stone (MCS) revealed strong results, which had a positive read across for the FTSE 100 housebuilders. Berkeley (BKG) led the charge, up 1.4% to £36.48 followed by peers Persimmon (PSN) and Taylor Wimpey (TW.). Bovis Homes strengthened 1.2% to £11.18 on news that it was expected to deliver an increase in average selling prices for the year. Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone was up 7.3% to 157.9p following an improvement in margins and volumes in the year to 31 August. The blue chip index traded 0.1% higher at 7,422 around midday. UK inflation was unchanged at 3% in October, according to the Office for National Statistics. Brent crude oil dipped 0.3% to $63 per barrel. OVERSEAS MARKETS Wall Street was stable overnight despite mixed financial results from General Electric and Barbie maker Mattel. General Electric said it would focus on aviation, power and healthcare, which could downsize the conglomerate and prompted a 7.2% sell-off in the shares. Mattel soared over 20% on reports that its rival Hasbro made a takeover approach. The S&P 500 nudged 0.1% higher to 2,584. MID AND LARGE CAP RISERS AND FALLERS Solid sales growth in Europe helped telecommunications firm Vodafone (VOD) upgrade its annual earnings forecast and pushed the stock 4.9% higher to 226.6p. UK supermarket Tesco (TSCO) rallied 5.7% to 187p on provisional unconditional clearance of its merger with Premier store chain owner Booker (BOK). Shares in broadcaster ITV (ITV) reversed 2.5% to 150.2p following a 1% drop in revenue in the first nine months of 2017. Insurer Aviva (AV.) announced the acquisition of Irish insurer Friends First Life Assurance for €130m, but this failed to spark the share price at 491.8p. Bus operator FirstGroup (FGP) failed to take off thanks to flat adjusted operating profit at £89.4m as hurricanes in North American cost approximately £6m by impacting contracts in Puerto Rico. Shares in FirstGroup reversed 2.2% to 107.5p. British Gas owner Centrica (CNA) expanded into Italy via a five-year partnership deal with Eni Gas E Luce. Investors took the news in its stride as the shares only advanced 0.5% to 165.1p. Global tech firm Smiths (SMIN) reported a 2% fall in sales and reiterated guidance that it would return to growth in the year to 31 July 2018. This limited damage to the stock, down 0.4% to £15. Retailer B&M European Value (BME) was down 1.4% at 386.9p on a 22.5% fall in earnings before interest tax, depreciation and amortisation to £5.9m in its Jawoll division. Healthcare firm BTG (BTG) failed to impress the market despite reiterating its full year guidance and revealing product sales growth of 17% in the first half of the year. Investors were feeling optimistic about UBM (UBM) after the events organiser announced that it expected full year financial results 'at least' in line with expectations. Shares in the firm increased 3.3% at 743p on the news. Plastic piping manufacturer Polypipe (PLP) said strong organic growth in its UK residential systems and Mainland Europe division was helped by buoyant new housing activity and drove continued growth. The stock was marked 5.8% higher to 399p. News that IT infrastructure services provider Computacenter (CCC) would deliver financial results 'comfortably in excess of its previous expectations' pleased investors as the shares advanced 7.6% to £10.63. SMALL CAP RISERS AND FALLERS Power transmission products supplier Renold (RNO) revealed issues in its chain division are being resolved and it saw 'distinct signs of improvement' in its end markets. The stock gained 1.1% to 47.2p. Equipment hire service Speedy Hire (SDY) accelerated 4.6% to 56.7p as adjusted pre-tax profit jumped 58.8% to £10.8m in the half year to 30 September. The company also hiked its dividend by 51.5% to 0.5p per share. There was bad news from Trifast (TRI) as gross margins are expected to fall from 31.6% in the six months to 30 September to 30.2%. Despite being slightly ahead of the company's 30% target, the stock shed 3.9% to 238.2p. Story provided by

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