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Pension reform will ease divorce for 'silver separators'

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:55

Giving retirees greater control of their pension pots will make it easier to split assets when a couple divorce, say experts.

MP calls for cradle-to-grave saving service

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:09

Former Treasury minister Mark Hoban calls for the introduction of an online record of an individual's savings and pension pots.

How to hand over less of your pension to the taxman

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 27, 2015 at 08:00

Retirees who take large sums from their pension could pay more tax than they think.

Q&A: how will eurozone QE work?

by Daniel Grote on Jan 22, 2015 at 17:38

The European Central Bank has launched a huge €1.1 trillion 'quantitative easing' bond buying programme. Here's how it works.

Pension guidance is okay but it isn't proper advice

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 22, 2015 at 17:12

The government is rolling out a pensions 'guidance' service. Experts say it will be helpful but nowhere near as good as taking professional advice.

How investment trusts beat other types of funds

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 21, 2015 at 16:24

Which type of investment fund is best? New figures show how on average investment trusts can beat rival funds over the long term.

Savers miss out on £1.6bn interest each year

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 20, 2015 at 13:45

Failure to switch from low interest savings accounts means millions of people are not getting the best out of their hard-earned cash. 

Plummeting oil: the impact on green investment

by Daniel Grote on Jan 16, 2015 at 12:44

Impax Environmental Markets (IEM) manager Bruce Jenkyn-Jones says many green investments benefit from cheap oil.

Sage Smith shows how funds can beat the market

by Gavin Lumsden on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:22

Terry Smith, manager of the £3 billion Fundsmith Equity Fund, answers critics who say he pays too much for quality shares.

Focus on these four areas for a happy retirement

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 15, 2015 at 14:28

Our 'retirement pyramid' shows you what you need to plan for.

Watch out! Pension freedom will attract fraudsters

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 14, 2015 at 11:32

It is feared the government's pension reforms could create a 'boom time' for con artists and scammers targeting your savings.

Pensions: find out what you need to save each month

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 13, 2015 at 16:28

Whether you’re 20 or 50, earning £20,000 or £50,000, find out what you need to save each month in order to live comfortably in retirement.

UK inflation tumbles to record low of 0.5%

by Daniel Grote on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:10

Inflation hits lowest level since records began on low energy prices, raising prospect of interest rates staying lower for longer.

Two million to miss out on full state pension

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 12, 2015 at 10:20

Around two million pensioners will not receive the full new state pension in its first five years from 2016, according to new research.

Guidance guarantee won't offer pension quick fix

by Michelle McGagh on Jan 08, 2015 at 13:51

Retirees could have to go through three layers of guidance and still be told to seek advice.

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