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Self-employed miss £91,000 in pension contributions

Analysis from Prudential showed UK workers earn £26,664 a year on average. Those who are members of a company pension scheme receive average employer contributions of £2,232 a year (8.4%

News , Property

Retirees face income fall of a third

People living in London are likely to be worst hit, suffering an average income fall of 48% while those in the East of England will see 40% wiped off their

News , Property

Are you missing out on the best annuity rates?

A study by the Association of British Insurers has revealed that although 89% are happy with their annuity choices just 66% were aware they could potentially have got a higher

News , Tax Efficient Investing

NS&I to search for unclaimed prize winners

Over a third of the UK population have invested over £45bn in premium bonds and every eligible bond is entered into the monthly prize draw. Investors forgo interest to have

Alternative Investments , News

Investors warned on mini energy bond risk

Yesterday Australian firm CBD Energy announced the mini bond issue in an attempt to raise £7.5m primarily to fund solar and wind farm construction in the UK. The warning comes


Retailers perform despite bleak weather

On a total basis sales were up 3.4%, against a 3.4% increase in May 2012 while total growth of 3.4% was above the three month average of 2.3% and the


India prospects improving

So far this year the investment headlines have been dominated by the explosive effects of Japanese monetary policy action, as well as the nascent economic recovery in America and Europe.


Government lending support hoarded by banks

Despite participating banks borrowing £2.6bn through the Funding for Lending Scheme, taking the total amount drawn under the Scheme to £16.5bn, net lending by FLS participants over the first three

News , Property

Perfect pensions storm brewing

Research from Scottish Widows suggests fewer than half (45%) of those who could and should be preparing financially for their old age are currently saving enough. And one in five


North America and Europe funds top performers

Top performing funds May 2013 Name IMA % Growth Rank Baillie Gifford Phoenix Global Growth Global 13.31 1 Baillie Gifford Global Discovery A Acc Global 10.45 2 Legal & General