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The Accumulator: Brexit hits shares, property & pound

by Daniel Grote on Jun 17, 2016 at 13:34

Fears over the UK's EU referendum took their toll on stock markets, property and the pound this week, as investors fled to safe havens.

The Accumulator: emerging markets delight at dollar fright

by Daniel Grote on Jun 10, 2016 at 15:43

Today's heavy falls have taken the shine off an otherwise strong week, with emerging markets capitalising on a dollar sell-off.

£400k short: why millennials' pension sums don't add up

by Michelle McGagh on Jun 01, 2016 at 17:10

People born at the end of the last century underestimate how much they need for their pension because they do not understand how long they will live and what retirement will cost.

Got a 'defined benefit' pension? Watch out for scammers!

by Michelle McGagh on May 27, 2016 at 16:03

Fraudsters are encouraging those with defined benefit pensions to move their money into dubious investments.

Shares snap out of doldrums and wipe out 2016 losses

by Daniel Grote on May 27, 2016 at 15:42

Our Accumulator data table shows a strong week for global stock markets that saw many drag themselves out of the red for the year.

Oil rally on last legs as price breaks through $50

by David Campbell on May 26, 2016 at 14:02

Following a 75% surge from its January low, the price of oil broke through a potential pivot point of $50 a barrel this morning.

Watchdog plans ban on pension exit fees

by Michelle McGagh on May 26, 2016 at 13:21

The Financial Conduct Authority plans to ban exit charges on new pension policies and introduce a 1% cap on existing fees.

Savers could use lifetime ISA for children and care

by Michelle McGagh on May 25, 2016 at 11:21

The government is looking at ways the lifetime ISA could be used to fund a number of life events.

Pensions should cover 'active retirement' not whole life

by Michelle McGagh on May 23, 2016 at 16:59

A pension expert has said dwindling pensions mean retirees should not worry about funding 30 years of life after work.

The Accumulator: Fed sends stocks into sea of red

by Daniel Grote on May 20, 2016 at 16:28

Noise from the US Federal Reserve over an interest rate rise sent stocks slumping this week, as our Accumulator data table shows.

How a pension 'dashboard' could help you save better

by Michelle McGagh on May 20, 2016 at 07:00

A pension dashboard will let you see all your pots in one place and could allow you to consolidate them into the best value scheme.

Could a lifetime ISA replace your workplace pension?

by Michelle McGagh on May 19, 2016 at 07:00

Employees may be given the choice of being auto-enrolled into a lifetime ISA instead of a workplace pension.

Pensions: fears scammers could target 'master trusts'

by Michelle McGagh on May 18, 2016 at 13:41

The government will provide new protection to savers in master trust pensions to stop them falling victim to scams.

Workers' pensions at risk of poor investment, warn MPs

by Michelle McGagh on May 16, 2016 at 14:59

Workers automatically enrolled in pension schemes in recent years are under threat from bad investments, lack of protection and lifetime ISAs.

Young people hopeful, but unrealistic, about their finances

by Michelle McGagh on May 13, 2016 at 08:00

Young people are increasingly hopeful about their finances but their optimism may be misplaced, a government survey suggests.

How to work out if the lifetime ISA is a good deal

by Michelle McGagh on May 12, 2016 at 09:30

When it comes to saving more, your income tax rate determines whether a pension or lifetime ISA is a better deal.

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