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Fifty-somethings cutting back pension contributions

Retirement specialists Responsible Equity Release said people in their 50s traditionally increase pension payments as retirement approaches in order to maximize their pensions pots but their latest research suggests that

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Millions due rebate on credit card insurance

The Financial Conduct Authority said today it had reached an agreement with Card Protection Plan Limited (CPP) and 13 high street banks and credit card issuers, paving the way for

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Beware pension transfer cash-back offers

However, you should be cautious about such offers for three good reasons: 1. If they have to offer you cash to move your savings, what does that say about their

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How to invest in private equity

Getting in at an early stage in a growing company can be highly lucrative, and over the long term this asset class has shown the ability to deliver superior returns.

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North West sees highest buy-to-let yields

Data from the Association of Residential Letting Agents shows that returns in the capital have fallen from 4% to 3.5% over this time period, while levels in the North West

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Half of newlyweds regret borrowing to fund wedding

New research from Debt Advisory Centre shows that nowadays something borrowed often refers to money. Some 17% of married couples (5 million people) say they took out credit to help

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Retirees downsize to release £62,000

Nearly three quarters of the UK’s 10.4 million pensioners own their own home, although more than a quarter (26%) expect to sell their property to raise money or simply to

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The benefits of family income

I have two young girls under six and I cannot conceive of a future should a disaster destroy me and my earnings or my wife and her care. That makes

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How to get the best annuity rate

The Annuity Window is compulsory for all ABI members selling annuities to the public and will feature rates from 24 companies, including those which do not currently compete for annuity

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Five million plan on working till they drop

Research by Baring Asset Management suggests this has increased from 12% in 2012 and 10% in 2011 and is the highest such figure since the Barings’ annual study began in