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Are Premium Bonds still a winner?

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

Many of us got our first introduction to savings with Premium Bonds when we were much younger; they are a traditional gift for children. They...

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The economic outcome of the Brexit vote

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

The markets dislike uncertainty, and with last year’s Brexit vote taking us into uncharted waters, many people were expecting at least some economic squalls. In...

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Why NS&I has slashed returns to savers – and what savers can do about it

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

National Savings and Investments (NS&I) remains a favourite for millions of savers. It’s seen as safe, if unexciting, and with government backing, completely secure. Unfortunately, it...

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Where are house prices heading in 2017?

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Peter under: Property

Predicting the future is never easy, but one thing we can all agree on is that housing will continue to be a hot topic in...

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Savers to get more protection

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

From 30th January, savers will get higher levels of protection if their bank or building society fails. At present, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)...

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Should you consider transferring your Final Salary pension?

Posted on January 23, 2017 by Peter under: Pensions

Over recent months the personal finance press has been awash with articles discussing final salary pensions. Many have focused on the troubled BHS pension scheme....

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Will you need to use your property to help you retire?

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Peter under: Retirement

For most of us, the words ‘pension’ and ‘retirement’ are inextricably linked; one enables the other to happen. Whether it’s the state pension, a final...

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Budget 2017: Date announced

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Peter under: News

The date of the next Budget has been announced. The Treasury has confirmed that Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will deliver his next...

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7 ways to reduce your Inheritance Tax bill

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Peter under: Inheritance Tax

It was Benjamin Franklin who, in 1789, wrote: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” In this article,...

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Are you 55? New rules may restrict how much you can pay into your pension

Posted on December 23, 2016 by Peter under: News

Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement contained a sting in the tail, which may affect you, if you are over 55 and pay into a pension. We...

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