Poll: Direct Line, yes ot no
Total Members Polled: 28
bad company said:
And more regulated which will not help - though a good thing imo.Yes and no, some dodgy practices have been ironed out which is always a good thing.
However regulation is becoming overbearing, which isn't good for the smaller businesses and makes entry to the market harder for start ups.
Also, like any government body they like to create a big fuss over areas that aren't an issue creating everyone work and completely miss others where there are still questionable practices in some instances.
I'm trying to get some in the IPO allocation through my bank but I'm not convinced either way, just think they are a punt, you might see a quick 20% gain or you might have to sit and wait with a 5% dividend yield. Either way with rates so low I think they are okay.I buy shares mainly for income and 5% is a good dividend. I just think that a more reliable dividend can be achieved elsewhere.