Shelly Ford

Shelly Ford, assistant editor at Every Investor, has worked as a writer within the banking and insurance sectors for ten years. She has a particular interest in personal finance and retail banking.

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Research finds younger people stepping up retirement saving

The younger generation is more likely to actively save into a pension than their older counterparts, according to data from the Friends Life UK Retirement Savings Map. Its study of


Make switching easier for cash savers, says FCA

It should be easier for consumers to compare cash savings accounts and then switch providers if they wish, said the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), following its recent market study. The


The Share Centre’s top 6 stocks for 2015

Sheridan Admans, investment research manager at The Share Centre, has given his top 6 stocks for 2015. Here they are with his analysis: James Fisher (FSJ) James Fisher provides a


Eat chocolate snowballs this Christmas and avoid VAT

VAT at the standard rate of 20% is applied to most purchases we make. But you might not know that some popular Christmas items are charged VAT at a lower

Alternative Investments , News , Property

Largest ever drop in house prices, 2015 rise still forecast

Average asking prices in London have dropped by more than £30,000 over the last month, according to new figures from property website Rightmove. Across the country, the figures show the


1 in 10 to get second job to pay for Christmas

One in ten people plan to take a second job to pay for Christmas, according to research from Scottish Friendly. It found that one in five Londoners – 1.2 million


Black Friday gifts record retail sales in November

Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew 12.0% in November compared to last year, according to the Online Retail Sales Monitor. The monitor, produced by the British Retail

News , Property , Tax Efficient Investing

28% of over-55s will never afford to retire

Among over-55s who are still in jobs, 28% believe they will never be able to afford to fully give up work, according to a nationwide study conducted by financial provider


London house market still strong but UK market flailing

The markets have grown in both house purchase and remortgage activity in Greater London compared to the previous quarter, according to data released from the Council for Mortgage Lenders. The


VCT investment to hit £475m

Investment in Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) will hit more than £475 million this tax year, according to a study commissioned by Albion Ventures. The research also found that nearly one