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?
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.
People in the UK still have good saving habits, with 8 out of 10 households managing to put away at least something every month. But low interest rates and an aversion to risk have left many losing money to inflation. Can a nation of savers learn to invest? Article by Nick Green.
Bitcoin is now trading up 40% just a year ago, and other cryptocurrencies have seen price surges of up to 18,000%. But is it a golden opportunity, or a bubble in imminent danger of collapse? And is crypto worth the environmental cost? Article by Nick Green.
The recent failure of a scheme that promised 11% annual returns has left investors with devastating losses, in some cases wiping out whole pension pots. Nick Green warns savers not to let greed cloud their judgement.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. New findings show that the pension saving message is at last filtering through to young people. But are the older generations now the ones who are being complacent? Article by Nick Green.
Too many women are still putting their futures in jeopardy by leaving their partners to handle the finances. As new research highlights their different financial planning needs, IFA Susan Hill encourages more women to take control of their lives. Article by Nick Green.
Nine out of 10 investors are beginning to move their capital into ‘greener’ investments in response to the threat of climate change – and are increasingly avoiding assets with a big environmental impact. Nick Green looks at what sustainable investing could mean for you and your money.
The pandemic has prompted Brits to reassess their finances – in particular, areas like life insurance. But with pet insurance more than four times as popular as critical illness cover, and lots of misinformation about, have we got our priorities straight? Article by Nick Green.
The pandemic has increased people’s demand for pension advice they can rely on, according to new Unbiased data. But with many still suspicious of advice, how can you tell the difference between a genuine financial adviser and salesperson? Article by Nick Green.