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Altmann dismisses calls for means-tested state pension

by Ollie Smith on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:13

The minister for pensions has ruled out the possibility of a means-tested state pension system and backed plans to press ahead with a flat-rate regime.

Market Crash: what happened, what should you do?

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 25, 2015 at 17:30

Worried about your pensions and ISAs? This Lolly Investor Programme explains how to remain calm when stock markets are falling.

DIY power of attorney: how to get it right

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 25, 2015 at 14:26

The law has changed but mistakes are easily made when deciding who should look after your health and wealth.

The Accumulator: sea of red wipes out 2015 gains

by Daniel Grote on Aug 21, 2015 at 12:16

A torrid week for shares has wiped out the year's gains for a raft of major stock markets.

Use your pension as a 'bridge' to state retirement age

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 21, 2015 at 09:00

The state pension is being pushed further out but that doesn't mean you have to keep working.

Train's tip for successful investing: always be bullish

by Daniel Grote on Aug 21, 2015 at 08:30

Citywire AA-rated Nick Train says unless you can call market booms and crashes, it pays to be bullish 'whatever the circumstances'.

What China's troubles mean for investors

by Mike Deverell on Aug 20, 2015 at 08:00

You may not realise it, but however you are invested you can't ignore what's happening in China, argues Mike Deverell.

Own a property abroad? You need to update your will

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 19, 2015 at 08:00

New rules allow Britons to forego European inheritance laws in favour of more attractive UK legislation.

Ready for drawdown? 4 questions to ask yourself

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 18, 2015 at 12:30

Pension freedom has given everyone access to drawdown but can you handle it? Your answers to these four key questions could give a clue.

The Accumulator: China spooks investors

by Daniel Grote on Aug 14, 2015 at 14:53

Emerging markets will suffer from China's currency cuts, but the move also poses problems for Europe's economies.

Taxing pensions like ISAs? It could get complicated

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 14, 2015 at 13:40

The government has floated taxing pensions like ISAs, but implementing the idea would be a complicated process.

Fund managers profiting from China's currency cuts

by David Sandham, Jonathan Yarker on Aug 13, 2015 at 12:48

Stock markets are reeling from China's shock move to devalue its currency, but some fund managers are profiting from the cuts.

How to make sure you get the full £1m IHT allowance

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 13, 2015 at 10:20

There are lots of hurdles people have to clear in order to benefit from the full £1 million inheritance tax allowance.

Pension savers need to get their sums right or face tax bill

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 12, 2015 at 11:38

Wealthy savers will have to make a series of complex calculations to determine how much they can save each year.

UK income stars buy Barclays after ousting of boss

by Daniel Grote on Aug 10, 2015 at 12:52

Citywire AAA-rated James Lowen and Clive Beagles add Barclays to their JOHCM UK Equity Income fund for first time in five years.

The Accumulator: time to worry about plummeting oil?

by Daniel Grote on Aug 07, 2015 at 15:54

Some argue oil's renewed rout is a sign of a slump in demand that could point to a global recession. Should we be worried?

How scammers are thriving under pension freedom

by Ollie Smith on Aug 06, 2015 at 12:10

Figures show the amount of money savers are losing to pension scammers is on the rise, despite efforts to tackle fraudsters.

Investing in retirement: why it's not just about income

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 06, 2015 at 11:20

Figures from Hargreaves Lansdown show that while traditional income investments still hold sway, retirees aren't ignoring growth.

Retire abroad? The country offering tax-free pensions

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 05, 2015 at 11:33

One European country's generous tax regime to entice wealthy expats is looking even more attractive thanks to pension freedom. 

10 stocks that could spring a dividend surprise

by Jonathan Yarker, Daniel Grote on Aug 04, 2015 at 15:18

We asked 10 leading UK fund managers for the stocks they believe could deliver better-than-expected dividends.

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