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Why the state pension age should be 73 already

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 21, 2014 at 16:01

Experts say improving life expectancy should have pushed up the state pension age even further than the government has done already. 

The Accumulator: the week's shares sell-off in numbers

by Daniel Grote on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:27

Shares tumbled all around the world this week before making a late revival. Our Accumulator table tells the story.

What Woodford and other managers think of the crash

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 17, 2014 at 15:50

(Update) Don't despair, say Neil Woodford and other fund managers. The crash is not a new financial crisis and the worst may be over.

What happened to bonds? Capitulation, that’s what

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 17, 2014 at 13:23

Ben Lord of M&G says the crash in US treasuries on Wednesday says more about bond investors than the global economy.

Because you’re worth it: why millennials need financial advice

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 15, 2014 at 09:17

A new online advice service is hoping to show 20 and 30-somethings that advice is not out of reach.

Pension 'bank accounts' risk mis-selling scandal

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 14, 2014 at 15:18

Government offers more detail on how new pension freedoms will work, sparking fears of a mis-selling scandal.

Investors bolt for bonds and Brazil as shares see red

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 10, 2014 at 17:52

Our Accumulator table shows what a tough week and month it has been for share prices. Will a buying opportunity emerge?

Millennials need to rethink retirement or face working until 80

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 10, 2014 at 08:00

Saving more from an early age is the only way to take control of your retirement.

House price rises ease as rate hike looms

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 09, 2014 at 15:54

Halifax data shows pace of house price growth is continuing to slow as a rise in interest rates loom and new mortgage rules bite. 

Pension balancing act could see retirement perks cut

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 09, 2014 at 10:19

The government is making pensions more flexible but the price of the new freedom could be cutbacks in other areas for retirees.

Guaranteed income and money back: the annuity offering it all

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 08, 2014 at 11:25

Value-protected annuities pay out an income and allow money to be passed back to loved ones, in some cases free of tax.

How to pick a fund: tips from the professionals

by Jennifer Hill on Oct 07, 2014 at 16:05

Performance analysis is a crucial element of evaluating fund managers. We've asked multi-managers, whose job it is to pick the best, to outline how they do it.

Q&A: what pension 'death tax' changes mean for you

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 07, 2014 at 08:00

The government has provided a further boost to pensions by abolishing the 55% ‘death tax’ from next year but there are details in the small print for retirees to beware.

The Accumulator: 10 points to keep your balance in rocky markets

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 03, 2014 at 16:45

The FTSE 100 is firmly in the red, below its starting point in January, but there are positives.

Tesco: how to avoid yields too good to be true

by Jennifer Hill on Oct 03, 2014 at 13:14

Investors like dividend income from shares but a high yield can be a warning, as Tesco shows. Fund managers explain what to look out for.  

Cameron vows to raise higher rate tax threshold

by Rosie Sells on Oct 01, 2014 at 16:03

The prime minister tells the Conservative party conference he will raise the threshold at which people start to pay 40% tax to £50,000 if re-elected.

What Phones4U's collapse tells you about bonds

by Gavin Lumsden on Oct 01, 2014 at 11:27

The collapse of mobile phone retailer Phones4U shows how some bonds, or fixed interest stocks, are as risky as shares.

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