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ISA Tax Loophole Plugged For Grieving Families

The government is finally closing a costly tax loophole that opens when one of a married couple passes away. Since April 2015, the surviving partner...

Pension Freedom Is No Such Thing, Argues Think Tank

Pension freedoms and a fast-changing market have left retirement savers with fewer options for planning their finances, says a new study. The report from think-tank...

No QROPS Pension Changes Until 2020, Civil Servant Reveals

Expats can rest easy with the news that the government is not planning any new QROPS laws until at least 2020. The logjam of Brexit...

Budget Gossip Fuelled By More Pension Tax Relief Leaks

The Treasury’s softly-softly approach to slashing pension contribution relief is slowly but surely gaining ground. Typically, if the Treasury has difficult to sell policy in...

State Pensions Fall Short Of Comfortable Retirement

Wherever you live in the world, state pensions or benefits will not provide enough money for a comfortable retirement, according to new research. Relying on...

Lifestyling Option Can Lead To Smaller Pension Pots

Retirement savers may see millions of pounds knocked off their values because their workplace pensions automatically put their money into less risky funds. New research...

Families Stuck In The Middle Of A Financial Crisis

Families cannot afford to save because their finances are crippled by rising debt, according to new research. Nearly two-thirds of middle-earning families (60%) have little...

£120m Tax Bill For Pension Savers Squirrelling Away Too Much Cash

Pension savers with too much money in their retirement funds paid £120 million in tax last year, according to official figures. Despite encouragement from the...

Building A Savings Nest-Egg For Children

If you have a family and some money to spare, it's never too soon to start saving for children. Saving a little for a long...

Taking Care Of Life Admin Gets Most People Down

Managing day to day life admin is more than a chore than going to work for most people, says research. Trying to get the work/life...

How Working For Five Extra Years Boosts Retirement Income

Don't retire – work for five more years if you can to boost your pension fund by £50,000, says financial research. Providing you still enjoy...

Stock Markets Easily Beat Cash Since The Credit Crisis

Investors with nerves of steel during the credit crisis are likely to be £30,000 better off than those who succumbed to panic. The credit crunch...

Investors will Pay For Advice – If The Price Is Right

Investors are willing to pay for advice – providing the price is right, according to new research. If investors are paying a percentage fee, the...

Value Of Share Supermarkets For Investors Under The Microscope

Financial watchdogs are to look at if supermarket shopping for pensions and investments is good for the wealth of consumers. The Financial Conduct Authority is...

Pension Firms Shun Cash For Advice Offer

Pension providers are shunning a government to fund financial advice for retirement savers put forward by Chancellor Phillip Hammond in his spring budget. He offers...

Over 40s Target Health Instead Of Wealth

Health not wealth is the new lifestyle priority for the over 40s heading for retirement, says a new study. While 44% of the over 40s...

Taking Financial Advice Can Make You Richer

Investors and savers who take financial advice are on average £40,000 better off than those who shun professional guidance. Research by think-tank the International Longevity...

Do You Really Need A Wealth Manager?

Is wealth management a fancy marketing buzz word or an essential service for investors? Wealth managers can cover the work carried out by independent financial...

Living Longer Is A Demographic Time Bomb Waiting To Explode

People living longer is a huge problem for governments and health services across the developed world. As diet and medicine improves, more people are reaching...

Calls To Revive Pension Cold-Calling Ban Heat Up

Calls for a ban on pension cold-calling appear to be on hold as the government answers pleas about proceeding with the proposed law with...