Morningstar's Guide to Income Investing

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Emma Wall 5 October, 2015 | 9:42AM

Investments which pay a dividend or yield are more popular than ever. Ever since the Bank of England dropped base interest rate to just 0.5% in March 2009, savers looking for a real rate of return – ie an income stream that beats inflation – have had to look further afield than cash.

Less than a decade ago you could walk into a high street bank and get an 8% rate of interest on a cash savings bond. Now, the best buy rates are less than a quarter of that – savers are grateful for 1.75% on deposit.

UK Equity Income has swelled to one of the largest fund sectors, with these funds regularly topping the most popular charts. High profile fund launches from tried-and-tested managers have helped pull in billions of pounds.

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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