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Week Ahead: Bank split adds spice to rates call

by Daniel Grote on Aug 29, 2014 at 16:06

A possible increase in interest rates is now 'in play' after last month's split vote. Just don't hold your breath for any change this week.

4 reasons why savings rates aren't rising

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 29, 2014 at 15:13

New figures show the number of cash ISAs slumped by 1.2 million this year as people gave up on paltry savings rates.

How deferring state pension boosts your income

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 28, 2014 at 16:13

But those retiring before April 2016 will do a lot better than people becoming a pensioner after that date.

Self-employed? Here's a personal finance check list

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:03

The number of self-employed in the UK has risen to a 40-year high leaving 4.6 million people totally responsible for their pension and insurance cover.

Divorce: the £5.7bn bill of splitting up and starting again

by Charlie Morgan on Aug 20, 2014 at 16:26

New figures show the cost of ending a marriage has soared 57% in the past eight years with higher house prices and luxuries to blame.

Want to buy your first home? Here's how to get on the ladder

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 20, 2014 at 12:21

There are a number of options if you are trying to get a foot on the property ladder.

Retiring now? You can still benefit from next year's pension changes

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 18, 2014 at 16:11

Hargreaves Lansdown offers new 'bridge' account to enable retirees to take advantage of next year's pension reforms.

The Accumulator: phew, what a week!

by Daniel Grote on Aug 15, 2014 at 15:03

Markets rally as weak economic data convinces investors era of cheap money will persist for a while yet.

Stop emotion clouding your investment decisions

by Mike Deverell on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:59

It is easy to get scared and sell at the wrong time, or get greedy and hold too long. Here's how to avoid that happening.

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