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Buy two, get one free: how supermarket pricing could change pensions

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 17, 2014 at 08:00

Pension expert Adrian Boulding says pension tax relief should be replaced by a contribution matching model to encourage more people to save.

FCA: consumers still in dark about cost of advice

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:27

The City regulator has concerns about the lack of transparency around financial advice costs.

Bank Stress Test: Co-op fails but RBS and Lloyds scrape by

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:14

Find out how your bank fared in the Bank of England 'stress test' designed to see how high street institutions would cope with another severe recession.

Oil price slump helps push inflation to 12-year low

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:56

Stock markets may reel at the falling oil price but lower energy costs are helping consumers and savers as inflation falls to just 1%.

Want a pensioner bond? Don't apply by post

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 15, 2014 at 11:11

To give yourself the best chance of getting an over-65 bond you should apply online or by phone, not snail mail.

The Accumulator: market gains slip through our fingers

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 12, 2014 at 16:04

The oil price slump continues to batter stock markets but our weekly Accumulator table suggests there is some good news for investors.

What does the falling oil price mean for investors?

by Mike Deverell on Dec 09, 2014 at 08:00

Don't be one of those investors running off a cliff they cannot see. The oil price slump is serious, says financial planner Mike Deverell.

Inheriting ISAs: investments will not have to be sold and reinvested

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 08, 2014 at 11:55

The Treasury has confirmed that after a saver's death stocks and shares ISAs will be able to be transferred to a surviving spouse 'in specie'.

The Accumulator: China surges ahead as our table turns red

by Daniel Grote on Dec 05, 2014 at 16:15

China shares recorded their best week in more than five years on stimulus hopes, but there wasn't much good news elsewhere.

Invesco's Barnett warns on lure of yield traps

by Jonathan Yarker on Dec 05, 2014 at 11:40

Citywire AAA-rated manager says investors continue to be lured by 'high but unsustainable' dividends.

The winners and losers from the Autumn Statement

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 04, 2014 at 15:59

Despite big Budget changes the chancellor managed to hold back some sweeteners for the Autumn Statement. But it wasn't all good news...

Government says spouses can inherit ISAs

by Daniel Grote on Dec 03, 2014 at 14:36

Savers will be allowed to pass on ISAs (individual savings accounts) to their spouses when they die, according to the Autumn Statement.

Stamp duty cut cheers homebuyers

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 03, 2014 at 14:09

The chancellor has overhauled the system of stamp duty on house purchases, claiming it will benefit 98% of home buyers.

Failing to make a 'living will' could cost your family thousands

by Michelle McGagh on Dec 02, 2014 at 16:30

Setting up a 'lasting power of attorney' could save your family time and money if you become unable to look after your own affairs.

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