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House deposit dream turns under-30s on to ISAs

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 02, 2015 at 12:07

More younger people are investing in the stock market in a bid to build a house deposit and get their feet on the housing ladder.

Forget Gary Barlow, 'normal people' are tax man's target

by Michelle McGagh on Jul 01, 2015 at 09:00

HM Revenue & Custom is scrutinising savings accounts and property sales for evidence of tax avoidance.

5 predictions for the summer Budget

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 30, 2015 at 15:51

Four months after his last Budget, chancellor George Osborne plans more tax and pension changes for his first fully 'Tory' statement.

Nest hatches 'drawdown' pension scheme for the masses

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 30, 2015 at 09:00

The National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) outlines a policy that would allow pensioners to access cash, invest their money and provide a guaranteed income in later life.

AAA-rated Reid backs insurers to ride out rising rates

by David Campbell on Jun 25, 2015 at 12:54

Majedie UK Income manager Chris Reid warns some dividend-paying stocks will be in for a 'kicking' as rates rise, but says insurers won't be among them. 

JPMorgan star picks Europe's earnings winners

by Daniel Grote, Luca Rossi, Katharine Xu on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:46

Citywire AA-rated John Baker runs through some of the stocks he believes will benefit from earnings growth in Europe.

UK pension savings hit 'record high', claims Scottish Widows

by Ollie Smith on Jun 24, 2015 at 14:53

Insurer's annual research into retirement market finds pension saving at highest level it has seen.

Hargreaves Lansdown launches low-cost advice service

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 24, 2015 at 10:16

Fund supermarket claims its retirement planning will fill an 'advice gap' left by the government and financial services industry.

Does your income fund hold too much Glaxo?

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 23, 2015 at 15:43

Too many UK equity income funds have faith in GlaxoSmithKline's ability to maintain its dividend, says a healthcare investor.

The Accumulator: strong pound and Greece hit returns

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:40

The pound is a safe haven in these troubled times. Sterling's rise this week accentuated the declines in overseas markets for UK investors.

How much do The Young Ones of today need to save?

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 17, 2015 at 13:22

Experts say Generation Y – those born between 1980 and 2000 – need to save 15% of their salary into a pension. But few are.

From Fairtrade to FairLife: the financial products doing good

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 15, 2015 at 10:48

Charity FairLife is planning a new quality mark to point consumers in the direction of financial businesses and products working in their interests.

Pension freedom: how are people using their cash?

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 12, 2015 at 09:00

Many have cashed in their pension pots but rather than splurging on Lamborghinis, retirees are sensibly choosing to pay off debts.

Double bubble spells trouble say trust bears

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:02

The elevated state of stock markets alarms managers of ultra-defensive Personal Assets and Capital Gearing investment trusts.

Why you have to take advice to get your pension cash

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:07

People with big pension pots or valuable retirement guarantees have to pay for financial advice before cashing in their pensions.

Pimco: prepare for more bond pain

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 09, 2015 at 15:00

One of the world’s biggest bond fund managers says credit markets may avoid a total bloodbath but there's more volatility to come.

Report warns of £6 trillion bill facing 'Generation Y'

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 09, 2015 at 07:00

Think tank the Centre for Policy Studies says ballooning pension liabilities mean 'if the UK were accounted for as a public company, it would be bust'.

Greek crisis overshadows crude awakening for FTSE

by Daniel Grote on Jun 05, 2015 at 12:41

Greece's worsening debt crisis may have grabbed the headlines, but it's not the only news dragging down markets this week.

Foreign & Colonial: the bull market has further to run

by Gavin Lumsden on Jun 05, 2015 at 08:57

Paul Niven, manager of Foreign & Colonial investment trust, believes stock markets can move higher even if the US is expensive.

Fears small firms will pressure staff to ditch pensions

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 03, 2015 at 08:00

Staff working in small companies may be encouraged to opt out of pension schemes by employers.

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