The Bank of England has raised interest rates for the fifth time since December in a bid to subdue soaring inflation. Why is it doing this, and what does it mean for your money?
The government has launched a review of the mortgage market to help millions of people on low incomes get onto the property ladder. So, what do these proposals look like, and how can you benefit from them?
Many of us have already been feeling the pinch as the cost of living quickly morphs into a crisis. Gas and oil prices have skyrocketed, and we can all expect further energy price hikes later this year. Is it time to buckle up, and prepare for the worst?
As we approach the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, we look back at what life was like in 1952 and ask, what were Brits spending their money on and how much did things cost?
Brits are putting retirement plans on hold and many are worried that they will be financially stretched due to the rising cost of living, according to a recent survey we commissioned.
At a time when the rising cost of living is making the headlines, a pension increase should be the good news that people were hoping for. Unfortunately, the cost of living is rising at such a fast rate that the additional state pension won’t be enough to offset the increase in outgoings.
On 23 March 2022, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his spring statement to the House of Commons. While these events always receive a lot of press coverage, the economic backdrop to the chancellor’s announcement this time round likely placed even more scrutiny on the government’s economic plans for the year ahead.
The recent interest rate rise from 0.5% to 0.75%, the third rise in just four months, means interest rates are now at their highest level since March 2020.
Scams are on the rise but new research commissioned by unbiased.co.uk reveals that pensioners are more scam savvy than teenagers.
For many people, life has returned to something like normal. But an estimated 1.6 million people are still having part of their wages paid by the furlough scheme, as some sectors are struggling to return to their pre-pandemic prime. Lots of people have questions about what comes next, so here’s everything you need to know about the end of furlough.
“Card only please” – a phrase you’ll now commonly hear in shops, cafes, restaurants and more. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve all been encouraged to pay by card to reduce contact between people. The question is, is this cashless society here to stay indefinitely?
The government has confirmed its plan to suspend the ‘triple lock’ for annual state pension increases for a year. A key part of previous budget commitments since its introduction in 2010, the triple lock ensures the UK state pension continues to rise each year. The move to suspend it comes in the wake of the economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic, but what exactly does it mean?
State pensions have been making the headlines recently – but for all the wrong reasons. From historic six-figure underpayments to the suspension of the triple lock promise, many women are looking for more information about what it all means for them. Whether you’re two or 20 years away from retirement, here’s what all women need to know about pensions.