The UK’s most celebrated fund manager, Neil Woodford, has been sacked following a string of poor decisions. His fund’s failure leaves investors and pension fund members with potentially heavy losses – and many questions.
Recent research suggests that over half of adults in the South East of England couldn’t pay an unexpected £500 bill. If you’re in this situation despite an apparently healthy income, you may have ‘money tunnel vision’. Here’s how to correct it.
As Prudential is fined £24m for its former practice of selling annuities to customers without encouraging them to shop around, there are signs that these retirement products are becoming better value – for those who choose wisely.
The good news: pension scheme membership is growing. Not so good: the average level of saving is falling. New HMRC figures show that although the pension message is getting through, many remain unaware of how big a retirement fund they will need.
Those who rent their homes are running higher risks that they won’t be able to maintain their monthly payments, in comparison to homeowners. But affordable income protection is now being designed with renters in mind.
Crime against older people has taken an even nastier turn. Now that pensions are more easily accessible, con-artists are scenting easy money. Fight back against the pension muggers with our self-defence tips.
Users of Unbiased reveal their solid grasp of some aspects of personal finance – but worrying gaps in other areas. We break down the results of our ‘Back to School’ money quiz to show where people most need advice.
‘One day, son, sixty per cent of this will be yours…’ Is inheritance tax the most unpopular tax of all? IFA Steve Johnson offers his tips for those who feel they have already been ‘taxed to death’.
Fears of a global downturn and other pressures such as Brexit are prompting UK investors to take a defensive stance. Higher-growth equities are being ditched in favour of more stable bonds and gold, which are seeing extraordinary demand.
Could the state pension age be increased to 75? That’s the proposal of the controversial think-tank behind Universal Credit – while a report by Aviva reveals worrying ignorance over pensions in general.
Do you know your defined contribution pension from your money purchase pension? Wait - aren't they the same thing? Here's a pension primer with a difference, as we tell you what all those confusing terms really mean...
Many members of workplace pension schemes are losing out on thousands of pounds due to variations in provider fees, according to a new comparison index. Differences in pension default funds also give rise to significant inequalities.
A revolutionary new form of investment promises to turn conservationists and capitalists into unlikely allies. The ‘Rhino bond’ is the world’s first financial instrument created to protect a species – and investors are interested.