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Women “let down” by new state pension

Following a committee report from MPs criticising the government’s “cavalier” decision to bring in the new £144 a week flat rate state pension a year earlier than originally planned Sarah

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MPs slam “cavalier” changes to flat rate state pension

A special committee has urged the government to get the details sorted and start telling people exactly what the new system will mean for them. Currently it looks as though


Monkeys make better investment choices

A study based on monthly US share data from 1968 to 2011 found nearly all 10 million indices weighted by chance delivered vastly superior returns to the market cap approach

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More people saving for a rainy day

Those saving for a specific reason put away an extra £39 each month – £150.12 a month compared to £111.09 by those just saving for a rainy day. The younger


Mortgage approvals slump in February

The latest figures from the Bank of England show the total value of loans approved in February edged up compared to January but the uptick still failed to reverse the

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Six steps to make the most of savings

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket Nothing could be truer when it comes to investing. Piling all your money into one asset class or into one geographical area


Santander suspends investment advice

The bank plans to launch a financial planning team for existing investment customers but will no longer offer face to face advice to new customers. It comes after Santander admitted

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Save a little gain a lot

Fidelity Worldwide Investment has done research that suggests by contributing an extra £10 a month, the final savings pot could end up £1,424.13 bigger after 10 years. For those who

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Cut inheritance tax in half through EIS

Old Burlington Investments has highlighted that Inheritance tax (IHT) relief is one of the key benefits of EIS, which was introduced by the UK government to encourage private investors to

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L&G purchase of Cofunds must not cause investor delays

It’s an interesting move for Legal & General and underlines their commitment to the investment industry and desire to continue to be a major distributor. My hope would be that