Number of women saving adequately for retirement at four-year high

The number of women saving adequately for retirement has reached a four year high, according to Scottish Widows Women and Retirement report.

Retirement | 26 Nov 2014
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Nationwide refutes claim lending drop is linked to older borrowers

Nationwide has refuted suggestions in the national media that a £900m drop in its mortgage lending is linked to an unwillingness to lend to borrowers into retirement.

Mortgages | 26 Nov 2014
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Treasury overhauls pension withdrawal rules

The Treasury is to give savers more freedom over how they take a tax-free lump sum from their pension pot.

Retirement | 26 Nov 2014

The Five Days of Financial Planning

As Financial Planning Week kicks off Adrian Lowcock, head of investing at AXA Wealth, has a five-day gameplan to get your personal finances back on track in time for Christmas.

Investments | 24 Nov 2014

Govt must protect retirees from ‘rip off’ drawdown charges - Labour

Labour has urged the government to ensure none of the 320,000 savers expected to take advantage of pension freedoms are exposed to “rip off charges”.

Retirement | 24 Nov 2014
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Share of the week: Prudential

Sheridan Admans, investment research manager at The Share Centre, picks Prudential as share of the week.

Investments | 24 Nov 2014

Financial advisers offload 'not commercially viable' clients

Financial Advisers are offloading clients with smaller portfolio sizes as a result of the Retail Distribution Review, according to a new report.

Investments | 24 Nov 2014
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Received a windfall? Inheritance from an investment perspective

There is no harm in treating an inheritance as a bonus - to buy a car, or to fund a dream holiday - but it can be a means to build up some financial security that allows greater freedom.

Investments | 19 Nov 2014

BLOG: How to invest a windfall

Maike Currie, associate investment director at Fidelity Personal Investing, gives lucky recipients of a windfall tips on how to invest it.

Investments | 18 Nov 2014

Inflation rise: economic success or cost of living crisis?

News that UK inflation has edged higher was hailed as a sign of the improving economic outlook by the coalition and a sign of the cost of living crisis by the opposition. Who is right?

Investments | 18 Nov 2014

Study reveals ignorance of state pension reforms

Almost half of people are unaware how changes to the state pension will affect them with just over 500 days to go until historic reforms are introduced, research suggests.

Retirement | 18 Nov 2014

Webb: Some will 'make the wrong choices' with their pension

The government expects some people to "make the wrong choices" and receive a worse outcome than under the existing system when changes designed to give retirees the power to do as they wish with their savings are rolled out in the spring, pensions minister Steve Webb has warned.

Retirement | 18 Nov 2014

Legal & General tackle 'Great British Money Taboo'

Two fifths of the population (41 per cent) say money is one of their biggest stresses, yet nearly half (46 per cent) say finances are a personal matter not to be talked about, according to new research from Legal & General.

Savings | 14 Nov 2014
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Retirees look to buy-to-let to invest pension pots

Retirees are looking to invest their pension savings in the buy-to-let market, according to a survey from the Bank of Ireland.

Buy to Let | 14 Nov 2014

2.5m over-55s plan to downsize in retirement

Four in 10 (41 per cent) of homeowners over the age of 55 plan to sell their current property, according to the bi-annual Prudential Downsizing Index.

Mortgages | 14 Nov 2014

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