Posts Tagged ‘personal finance’

Pension freedoms one year on: UK pensions ‘too complex’

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Pension system still too complex say investors and savers

One year on from new pension freedoms taking effect, research (more…)

UK ISA portfolios do not match investors’ appetite for risk, new research shows

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

• 70% of nation’s ISA investments are in sectors with top risk ratings of Five to Six
• But research shows only 9% of UK adults rate their risk appetites as Five to Seven (more…)

Mind the Gap: New Research Finds Higher Earners Overestimating Their Retirement Income

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Higher earners are significantly overestimating their retirement income, according to new research (more…)

Five ways ISA investors can survive market volatility this tax year end

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Recent market volatility, global challenges and low confidence – heightened by the EU referendum and potential economic slowdown – could be discouraging investors (more…)

Cash ISA savers have earned just 1% a year for the past seven years

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Cash ISA savers are marking an unhappy anniversary this month as seven years of 0.5% base rates condemn them to average annual returns of just 1% (more…)

Accountants worry over financial advice boom

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Nearly two-fifths of accountants have seen increased demand for personal financial advice from clients


Why do we have so much personal debt in the UK? How to keep on top of yours

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

The UK national debt is rising by more than £5,100 per second, adding to the huge total of – at the time of writing – £1,658,000,000,000. (more…)

Millennials and Credit

Friday, March 4th, 2016

You could say that Millennials have left their mark on what is now considered to be mainstream culture (more…)

Potential Investors in the Dark About Current Markets

Monday, February 29th, 2016

87% can afford to invest but don’t have enough knowledge of the market


Remortgagors more sceptical of a rate rise than a year ago

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Just one in five (22%) now believe interest rates will rise compared to almost a third in January 2015 (30%)


20% jump in amount of Inheritance Tax saved on gifts made in final years of life

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

IHT ‘taper relief’ projected to be worth £35million this year, up from £25million in 2012/13


5 Reasons Why You Might Want to Apply for a Personal Loan in 2016

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Even if you’re in a stable place financially and have no imminent need to borrow money, taking out a personal loan can bring with it a number of different benefits. (more…)