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Why you need to know about the three tiers of saving

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 29, 2016 at 08:00

The state, your employer and your own savings pots are the way to reach your financial milestones.

Struggling to save? This might be why

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 28, 2016 at 08:00

Spending today instead of saving tomorrow is not a new phenomenon and here's why we do it.

Pension ISAs would destroy savings, says Altmann

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 27, 2016 at 09:14

Ros Altmann says plans for a pension ISA should not be resurrected as they would be a 'disaster' for savings.

Sell in May and go away? Not if you like dividends

by Daniel Grote on Apr 26, 2016 at 13:53

While the summer tends to deliver weaker stock market returns, dividends cloud the picture.

Fears grow over second-hand annuity market

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 22, 2016 at 09:30

The government expects 300,000 retirees to sell their annuities on a new second-hand market but experts are questioning whether it will work.

State pension row: MPs rally to support women

by Jack Gilbert on Apr 21, 2016 at 10:33

MPs will form an all-party parliamentary group to support women hit by state pension age rises.

Calls for compulsory pension advice as guidance shunned

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 21, 2016 at 10:07

Fewer than one in five people eligible to use Pension Wise guidance service have done so, leading to calls for compulsory financial advice.

Why are investors shunning UK technology stocks?

by Jonathan Yarker on Apr 20, 2016 at 11:14

The Herald investment trust's difficulties in backing the UK technology sector highlight a wider problem.

Woodford dismisses commodities rally as fund lags

by Daniel Grote on Apr 18, 2016 at 16:06

Woodford Investment Management 'not in the least bit tempted' to chase commodities rally that has left equity income fund trailing rivals in 2016.

The Accumulator: stocks surge on China surprise

by Daniel Grote on Apr 15, 2016 at 14:37

Packed week for stock markets saw China spark major rally, oil surge ahead of crucial weekend and Brazil rocket as impeachment looms.

Forget retirement, try funding a monumental gap year

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 15, 2016 at 08:34

Young people turned off by the idea of savings for retirement should think of it as a (very) extended gap year.

Retirees shun bargain state pension top-ups

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 14, 2016 at 10:14

Topping up your state pension costs much less than boosting annuity income, but few retirees have taken advantage.

Terry Smith: I'd take a recession over a 'lost decade'

by Daniel Grote on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:53

A rise in interest rates could plunge global economy into recession but star manager tells rivals that's better than a 'lost decade'.

Government drags feet on pension protection boost

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

The government pledged to bolster protection for long-serving workers when companies go bust, but three years later has yet to act.

How insurers block savers from the best annuity deals

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 12, 2016 at 10:47

The number of people shopping around for the best annuity has fallen, raising fears many could be left short-changed.

Lifetime ISA withdrawal charge could be scrapped

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 12, 2016 at 09:34

Experts say the 5% charge levied on early access could entangle the lifetime ISA in complex regulation unless it is ditched.

Brexit-battered pound gives shelter from overseas woes

by Daniel Grote on Apr 08, 2016 at 13:11

Fears over a British exit from the EU continued to weigh on the pound this week, providing some relief to investors in Europe.

Fund managers fight risk of damaging 'Brexit'

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 07, 2016 at 15:12

Fund managers are increasingly concerned about the economic harm and stock market turbulence a British exit from the EU would cause. 

City watchdog takes aim at 'closet tracker' funds

by Daniel Grote on Apr 07, 2016 at 12:15

Financial Conduct Authority's review of funds finds some stay close to index without telling investors.

Woodford-backed legal fund offers 6.1% bond

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 07, 2016 at 09:46

Burford Capital, the litigation finance provider backed by fund manager Neil Woodford, is launching a bond for retail investors.

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