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Seven changes you need to know about in 2018

Posted on January 15, 2018 by Peter under: News

As we head into 2018, with a new financial year a few months away, the government is preparing to introduce several changes. These will come...

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62% of adults don’t understand inflation; here’s our quick explainer

Posted on January 15, 2018 by Peter under: Inflation News

Only 38% of UK adults know what inflation is, according to research from The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The data also shows...

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2018: A big year for auto-enrolment

Posted on January 15, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

2018 marks 10 years since auto-enrolment was first debated in 2008. As the new financial year approaches, we look at what April 2018 has in...

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Pension Freedoms: Ignorance isn’t bliss

Posted on January 15, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions Retirement

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Attributed to Chinese philosopher Confucius, this timeless phrase has never been more apt than when...

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Urgent call from MPs to ban pension scam cold calls

Posted on January 15, 2018 by Peter under: News Probate

Introducing legislation to ban cold calls from pension scammers has been on the Government’s radar for some time. But now, following a lengthy delay, MPs...

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Seven tips for choosing the right savings account

Posted on January 15, 2018 by Peter under: News Savings

The Bank of England (BoE) interest rate rise made a splash in the headlines last year. However, the subsequent announcement that inflation continues to increase,...

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The effects of inflation – and how to combat the latest rise

Posted on January 15, 2018 by Peter under: News

November 2017 saw inflation hit 3.1%; the highest it has been since 2012, as reported through the Consumer Price Index (CPI). As 2018 gets underway,...

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Why five million over-50s are planning to keep working instead

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Peter under: News

The days of the ‘cliff edge’ retirement are over. Where you would once be working one day and retired the next, many people are starting...

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Putting off taking financial advice could be a costly mistake

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Peter under: News Savings

Have you ever talked yourself out of seeking professional financial advice? You are not alone, almost half (49%) of over-50s who are not yet retired...

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50% of Baby Boomer generation could lose money by not updating their retirement age

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Peter under: News Retirement

A study by Dunstan Thomas shows that 51% of people aged 54-71 have not told their pension providers whether their retirement plans have changed since...

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