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'Adequate' pensions advice for post-reform retirees could cost £40m

The cost of providing "adequate" advice to retirees following the dramatic overhaul of the pensions system could top £40m, according to

Annuities | 20 Apr 2014

Ten top tips for a cheaper divorce

Family lawyer Richard Crallan reveals ten pieces of advice which could dramatically cut the cost of your divorce proceedings.

Savings | 18 Apr 2014

Product launches of the week

First Utility launches cheapest energy tariff; Post Office introduces range of mortgage deals; MBNA unveils 'longest ever' balance transfer card.

Mortgages | 18 Apr 2014

Study finds poor understanding behind Britain’s reluctance to invest

A study analysing Britons' relationship with money has found that low confidence and poor understanding is at the core of people’s reluctance to invest.

Investments | 17 Apr 2014

Tenants put off by too much Ikea furniture - survey

Buying furniture from Ikea may be a cheap way of kitting out your rental property, but it could put off potential tenants.

Buy to Let | 17 Apr 2014

Mortgage lending up by a third, but new rules could put brakes on flying market

Mortgage lending in the first three months of this year was up by more than a third compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Buying Process | 17 Apr 2014

Fund managers shun Tesco despite 'better-than-expected' results

Tesco's better-than-expected results have failed to tempt UK fund managers to buy in to the troubled retailer.

Sharedealing | 17 Apr 2014
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Google shares tumble on weak earnings

Google shares moved sharply lower in after-hours trading following a disappointing update, with the negative sentiment that has blighted the sector showing no sign of abating.

Sharedealing | 17 Apr 2014

FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks fell on Thursday morning as investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of the four-day weekend amid ongoing turmoil in Ukraine.

Markets | 17 Apr 2014

Minister calls for flat rate 30% pension tax relief

The pensions minister has called for an overhaul of tax relief on pension contributions that would see a flat 30 per cent rate introduced and the lifetime allowance axed.

Pensions | 16 Apr 2014
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Clock ticking on France's tax discount for second homeowners

Britons looking to sell a second home in France are being urged to ramp up their efforts to find a buyer, in order to benefit from a reduction in capital gains tax (CGT) that comes to an end in August.

Investments | 16 Apr 2014

How the new mortgage lending rules affect you

New mortgage lending rules come into force at the end of April. Find out how they will affect existing and potential homeowners.

Mortgages | 16 Apr 2014

UK unemployment falls to five-year low as wages finally overtake inflation

Unemployment in the UK fell to 2.24 million in the three months to February, the lowest level since March 2009.

Savings | 16 Apr 2014

Half of Britons think retirees will not fritter away pension

Just over half of Britons think people can be trusted to spend their retirement savings wisely following the new pension reforms announced in the Budget.

Pensions | 16 Apr 2014
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Soaring client numbers help Hargreaves Lansdown achieve record quarter

Growing customer numbers have helped Britain's biggest fund supermarket - Hargreaves Lansdown - achieve a record first quarter.

Portfolio Management | 16 Apr 2014

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