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Surprise ‘triple lock’ U-turn announced as DUP signs deal with Conservatives

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Election Pensions

The Conservative party has scrapped a manifesto commitment to drop the State Pension ‘triple lock’, along with plans that would have seen the Winter Fuel...

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The Queen’s speech: How will it affect your personal finances?

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Election News

The 2017 Queen’s speech was delivered after a General Election that has left the Conservative party without a majority. This has forced Theresa May to...

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Over 50s plan to keep working past retirement age but not for the reason you’d expect…

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Pensions Retirement

  New research from Retirement Advantage suggests that two in five over 50s are planning to work past the State Pension age. Whilst most young...

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Credit Unions: An alternative to a traditional savings account?

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Savings

Interest rates for traditional savings accounts haven’t been very interesting lately. Many savers are bored, miserable and getting gloomy returns. There are a few exceptions...

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Increase in the number of Defined Benefit pension transfers

Posted on June 15, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Pensions

Figures from Xafinity suggest that the number of Defined Benefit (DB) pension transfers has risen significantly in recent months, with a 166% increase recorded in...

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Inflation hits a four year high of 2.9%

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Inflation

Good news and inflation haven’t shared an article for quite some time. Today is unfortunately no different. A bulletin, released by the Office for National...

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How can you boost your pension pot without delaying your retirement?

Posted on June 12, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Retirement

Working past retirement age is a divisive subject, to say the least. To many, the notion of working longer than they have to is absurd;...

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First Cash LISA revealed

Posted on June 9, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Savings

Since being announced in the 2016 Budget, the Lifetime ISA (or LISA, as it has become ubiquitously known) has provoked a variety of reactions. Some...

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Don’t be caught short – the importance of a State Pension forecast

Posted on June 5, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Pensions

New research from Retirement Advantage suggests a lack of awareness among those approaching retirement over when their State Pension will be paid, and exactly how...

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There is an ISA for every day of the week, but which ISA is right for you?

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Phillip Bray under: Savings

The mighty Individual Savings Account (or ISA as it is ubiquitously known), was introduced 18 years ago. Originally brought in to replace the slightly less...

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