Dividend Dashboard Q1 2017

Each quarter, AJ Bell takes the forecast for the FTSE 100 companies from all the leading city analysts and aggregates them to provide the dividend outlook for each company.

This report shows you the FTSE 100 firms in the dividend sweet spot, and those that are not, in the first quarter of 2017 as well as the best income funds to invest in if you don't want to hold shares directly.

We are delighted by the Government’s recent decision to protect savers by banning pensions cold-calling as part of a wider crackdown on retirement scams.

US election result: how markets might react

Find out how a Republican win could affect the Dow Jones and the UK.

Three stops on your Lifetime ISA journey

Find out how you can make the most of the new Lifetime ISA from April 2017.

Clare Coen

I did the sprint distance triathlon. I really enjoyed the swim and the cycling sections, but really struggled with the heat on the run. Not only did I have jelly legs when I got off the bike, I also had a stitch for the first half lap of the run. I should had done more training!
I'm really glad I did it and would love to do it again next year - I just hope it's a little cooler.

Andy Witter

I took part in last year's London triathlon but due to an injury earlier in the year I could only complete the swim and bike legs.
A colleague of mine kindly did the run leg for me. 2016 was therefore to a certain extent unfinished business, but the weather on the day really made me work for that final run leg!

Great event and already looking forward to 2017!

Sanjay Bhandari

I was harangued in to it by another colleague after a few drinks who then dropped out from our team. Luckily we had the wonderful and consummate professional Harry Wiltshire who stepped in to do our cycling leg (I was doing the running leg).

Fuelled by a kebab and cocktails from the previous night, the running leg was hard going but I took inspiration from the crowd cheering me on which got me passed the line.

Great experience and would love to do it again!

Dividend Dashboard Q4 2016

Each quarter, AJ Bell takes the forecast for the FTSE 100 companies from all the leading city analysts and aggregates them to provide the dividend outlook for each company.

Our first report shows you how to spot unsustainable dividends, how consistent dividend growth drives stellar investment returns and also highlights the stocks that hit the dividend sweet spot, as well as the stocks to avoid.

Gary Smith

I competed in the Triathlon this year simply to prove to myself that I could do it. It has been something I have wanted to do for many years now, and after finally taking the plunge I can honestly say that it was an experience I will never forget. A tough challenge, great support, and more than anything else… So much fun. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Mark Anderson

Having never done a triathlon before entering this event I didn't know what to expect. The thought of swimming in open water was intimidating as I am not a strong swimmer at the moment. However, the event was really well organised and had a great atmosphere! Although I spent more time in the water than I would have liked I felt comfortable and enjoyed every minute, especially the cycle leg where you get a good view of the London sky line. From being a quite nervous beginner I am now hooked and would like to do this event again.

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