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Want to buy your first home? Here's how to get on the ladder

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 20, 2014 at 12:21

There are a number of options if you are trying to get a foot on the property ladder.

Self-employed? Here's a personal finance check list

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:03

The number of self-employed in the UK has risen to a 40-year high leaving 4.6 million people totally responsible for their pension and insurance cover.

Divorce: the £5.7bn bill of splitting up and starting again

by Charlie Morgan on Aug 20, 2014 at 16:26

New figures show the cost of ending a marriage has soared 57% in the past eight years with higher house prices and luxuries to blame.

Retiring now? You can still benefit from next year's pension changes

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 18, 2014 at 16:11

Hargreaves Lansdown offers new 'bridge' account to enable retirees to take advantage of next year's pension reforms.

The Accumulator: phew, what a week!

by Daniel Grote on Aug 15, 2014 at 15:03

Markets rally as weak economic data convinces investors era of cheap money will persist for a while yet.

Stop emotion clouding your investment decisions

by Mike Deverell on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:59

It is easy to get scared and sell at the wrong time, or get greedy and hold too long. Here's how to avoid that happening.

Employers short-changing workers in cash for pension swap

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 13, 2014 at 13:35

Employees shouldn't be encouraged to transfer out of generous defined benefit pensions.

5 reasons the surge in first-time buyers won't last

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 12, 2014 at 11:14

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers has hit a seven-year high, but the market is set to get tougher.

5 ways to take your pension under the new rules

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 11, 2014 at 14:38

The government has set out how its Budget changes to pensions will work. Here's what it means for you.

Week Ahead: investors on red alert over Russia and Iraq

by Daniel Grote on Aug 08, 2014 at 16:37

Geopolitical tensions are set to overshadow economic data in the coming week.

New cheaper way to access pensions avoids death tax

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 08, 2014 at 14:07

New way to access pensions will be cheaper than drawdown and could carry a large tax benefit.

The Accumulator: Japan disappoints again

by Daniel Grote on Aug 08, 2014 at 11:16

Japan's Topix index is now back below the level it started the year. Plus: the lowdown on other global markets.

Clampdown on bogus buy-to-let borrowers

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 06, 2014 at 07:00

New mortgage rules make it more difficult to borrow but those who try to game the system could be hit with heavy penalties.

Charges warning as pension property investment booms

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 05, 2014 at 13:49

Sipp investment in commercial property is booming but high charges could be along the way.

Don't let savings fester in a 'sloth account', move your money!

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 04, 2014 at 15:18

Savings accounts linked to your bank could be paying as little as 0.05% - here are some better options.

Would you ditch your pension for a 'lifetime ISA'?

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 04, 2014 at 14:10

Savers would receive incentives from the government worth up to £4,000 a year with 'cradle-to-grave' account under proposals.

Week Ahead: will Carney move the goalposts again?

by Daniel Grote on Aug 01, 2014 at 16:43

Bank of England governor Mark Carney could switch the terms of the debate over interest rate rises yet again.

Why a stock market storm is brewing

by Gavin Lumsden on Aug 01, 2014 at 15:19

There's a stormy forecast for stock markets this autumn as central banks tighten their grip but conditions should brighten later.

The Accumulator: global markets drop in topsy-turvy week

by Daniel Grote on Aug 01, 2014 at 14:38

You'd think a resurgent US economy would be a good thing. Not so for the markets this week.

Housing boom takes summer break

by Charlton Lumsden on Aug 01, 2014 at 12:29

A rebound in mortgage approvals suggests the latest sign of a slowdown in house prices may only be temporary, say experts.

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