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Is Help to Buy really helping 'Generation Rent'?

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:02

A generation of people are resigned to the fact they will never own their own home.

Pensions tax relief: how a flat rate would affect you

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 23, 2014 at 15:03

The pensions minister has proposed a 30% flat rate for pensions tax relief that would benefit basic rate taxpayers.

Hard acts: do fund managers suffer the Moyes effect?

by Daniel Grote on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:30

Following in the footsteps of a great manager can be tough task, as David Moyes' experience at Manchester United shows.

Week Ahead: chuck the chocs and devour this data!

by Daniel Grote on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:30

Markets won't let another short week get in the way of churning out a whole heap of economic data.

Q&A: what next for the Co-op?

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 17, 2014 at 18:56

After posting the worst results in its 150-year history, the embattled Co-op group has some important decisions to make about its future.

Mortgage tide turns as five-year rates creep up

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:00

The cost of five-year mortgages has started to rise as lenders price in future interest rate increases.

Planning to raid your pension pot? Be wary of inflation

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 15, 2014 at 15:22

For those planning to strip money out of their pension, be warned that inflation will quickly erode its value.

Rate hike still on cards for our 'Goldilocks' economy

by Daniel Grote on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:17

Another fall in inflation does not dent economists' confidence of interest rate rises at the beginning of next year.

Week Ahead: markets brace for four-day frenzy of figures

by Daniel Grote on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:07

After a quiet few days on the data front, markets will have plenty to get their teeth stuck into over the coming week.

Friday 5: shares see red in role reversal

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:48

It's been a bad week for shares but emerging markets and some bonds edged higher, according to our 'Accumulator' table. 

Can you afford a 7.5% mortgage? Lenders want to know

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 11, 2014 at 15:41

Lenders are under orders to check borrowers can afford to repay their mortgages when interest rates start to rise next year.

'Ullo John, got a new ISA?

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:56

Anyone who can spend thousands of pounds on a new car that will definitely lose money can probably gamble on stocks and shares.

Consumer panel challenges pension schemes to cut costs

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:54

Sue Lewis of the Financial Services Consumer Panel helped reform the annuity market and now wants to tackle expensive pensions.

Reprieve for savers who change mind over annuities

by Daniel Grote on Apr 10, 2014 at 12:55

No tax penalties for those who change mind and pensioners handed more time to decide what to do with their savings.

Budget reforms could revive pension mortgages

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 08, 2014 at 13:46

Pension mortgages have all but died out but could be revived after the Budget reforms to savings.

Week Ahead: Washington braces for battle of the banks

by Daniel Grote on Apr 04, 2014 at 16:14

The eyes of investors will be on Washington next week, as global policymakers gather for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings.

Friday 5: more ‘Goldilocks’ but no fairy tales

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 04, 2014 at 15:51

Bonds beat shares in the first quarter. One of five points to take note from this week’s ‘Accumulator’ table.

When it comes to property, London is 'another country'

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 04, 2014 at 10:35

Halifax and Nationwide may differ on whether house prices rose or fell last month but there is no doubting the property boom in London.

Pensions vs ISAs: which is better after the Budget?

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 03, 2014 at 10:27

We weigh up the pros and cons of ISAs (individual savings accounts) and pensions after the Budget changes.

What to do with your freed pension cash

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 01, 2014 at 09:00

With savers now able to access all their pension from age 55, will they be flocking to Lamborghini dealerships with the money?

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