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Welcome to 'The Lolly' + important changes to the site
Gavin Lumsden (Citywire)
Posted: 01 February 2012 18:16:48(UTC)
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We’ve made a few important changes to Citywire Money which you will see reflected in some new tabs on the nav bar at the top of this page.

Welcome to The Lolly

Firstly, we’ve launched a new area of the site for people who are new to saving and investing called ‘The Lolly Beginners' Advice’.

We’ve been conscious for some time that we could do more to help beginners and novices through the bewildering maze of financial terms and products.

To this end we’ve started to publish a whole series of guides and financial tips to encourage people to take charge of their money.

There might be a lot on The Lolly you might want to show your friends and family.

Why 'The Lolly'?

We thought long and hard about the name. Basically we wanted a catchy title that would appeal to people beyond the normal Citywire constituency. Hopefully, The Lolly will help us break down a few barriers and reach more readers who need to hear our message about saving and investing.

If you want to know more about The Lolly and who it is aimed at you can watch this video I've made.

Funds and Shares

The good news for existing Citywire Money readers is we have made it a lot easier to find your way around our investment data and content.

The rather baggy ‘Investments’ tab we previously had has been replaced by two new tabs on the nav bar: ‘Funds’ and ‘Shares’.

Funds data and tips

If you hover your mouse over ‘Funds’ you can now find our ‘best investment funds’ page much more easily. This enables you to see two important things: firstly, the funds recommended by our independent Citywire Selection team, and, secondly, which fund managers have earned our exclusive Citywire performance ratings.

Also displayed is the weekly ‘Fund of the Week’ video and a wealth of data on unit trusts, investment trusts and exchange traded funds to help you do your own investment research.

Shares data and content

Similarly, under ‘Shares’ you can find the Citywire Top Stocks® page, the weekly ‘Stock of the Week’ video and daily share price data on FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE 350 stocks.

New Money Tools

A new ‘Tools’ tab has two more goodies you may not know about.

First, there is our exclusive Adviser Finder tool, which will help you locate a professional and trustworthy IFA. Yes, they do exist!

Secondly, this is where you can find our ‘Best Savings Accounts’ tool. Powered by Moneyfacts, it shows you which banks and building societies offer the best cash ISAs, fixed rate savings accounts and so on. It’s not strictly exclusive, but it’s different, as we have no commercial interest in whichever account you may go on to open. That’s why we’ve plastered the thing with a ‘No kickbacks’ logo.

Where are Smart Investor and Dumb Investor?

You can find both our popular but anonymous Smart Investor and Dumb Investor columnists under the new ‘Opinion’ tab (previously called ‘Comment’). This is also where you will find comment pieces by the Citywire Money team.

The Portfolio and My Account tabs are unchanged.

Hope you find all this useful. As always, please let us know what you think.
DENNIS DOIG
Posted: 01 February 2012 18:57:01(UTC)
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Do not understand why the changes had to be made.
I personally found all the information I required and easier .
masud butt
Posted: 01 February 2012 21:49:59(UTC)
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THANK YOU, FOR THE CHANGE.
Derek Llewellyn
Posted: 02 February 2012 11:51:10(UTC)
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It will be a good service for novices, well done!
BOB 2
Posted: 08 September 2013 19:46:29(UTC)
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Great idea, for the young and old novice.
my suggestion to add to the system
a Glossary, /explanations of financial abbreviated words such as ,
BOE/ Bank of England .
isa /individual savings account
hundreds more ,it would be great having a list ,that you could print off ,so when someone
states the the mid price novices will know its the mid price between buying and selling.
childs guide to financial abbreviated words, and other important things we should know,
Alan Selwood
Posted: 08 September 2013 22:54:55(UTC)
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BOB 2;20673 wrote:
Great idea, for the young and old novice.
my suggestion to add to the system
a Glossary, /explanations of financial abbreviated words such as ,
BOE/ Bank of England .
isa /individual savings account
hundreds more ,it would be great having a list ,that you could print off ,so when someone
states the the mid price novices will know its the mid price between buying and selling.
childs guide to financial abbreviated words, and other important things we should know,


Of course, you have to know that a glossary exists, and have a link to it prominently displayed - people forget after a while what has been said before, and new users never know that it has been said before. So some form of 'sticky' is a common way of doing it, or have a link in a prominent colour next to the main item on a page.
BOB 2
Posted: 09 September 2013 09:11:00(UTC)
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BOB 2
Posted: 09 September 2013 12:16:51(UTC)
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