What’s keeping you from buying your first home? Most likely it’s saving up enough for a deposit. We look at how much you might need, how long it may take, and the fastest and most effective ways to build up the money you need to get on the property ladder.
Pensions minister Guy Opperman has warned that the climate crisis could affect people’s retirement savings if pension schemes fail to act in time. Renewables are already replacing traditional energy sources as a long-term investment prospect.
Many in the UK remain unaware of how much their credit file may be influencing their lives. A simple scoring error derailed the career of IT manager Debbie Scott, while the cost of borrowing varies widely across the country – and credit data may even affect which ads you see.
UK workers have lost track of up to 1.6 million workplace pension pots, according to the latest estimates. A lack of understanding of how to manage pension savings could result in many people being substantially worse off in retirement.
Is your glass half full or half empty? When managing your money and ensuring your financial security, both optimism and pessimism have key roles to play.
A rise in interest rates is only a matter of time – it’s just that no-one’s sure exactly when. So it’s a good idea to review your own mortgage now, to make sure your home will be secure whichever way the wind blows.
It's getting harder to predict your state pension. Changes to state pension age and pension credit, alongside reports of forecasting errors, are creating uncertainty around this most important benefit.
More people in retirement are turning to their homes as a source of cash. This usually means using a specialist equity release provider – but could an arrangement popular in France provide an alternative solution? Welcome to the strange world of the ‘viager’.
It looks like bamboo, it tastes like sour rhubarb, and it can knock tens of thousands off a property’s value. But are the scare stories surrounding Japanese knotweed really justified? And what should you do if you find it?
A landlord has been forced to hand back £15,000 of rent due to not having the correct licence on his property. The action brought by five tenants highlights the need for landlords to ensure they are fully compliant.
You'd need at least an estimated £650,000 pension pot to retire at the age of 55 or 57. But as well as a good pension pot, you also need a good retirement plan. Here's how you might set about creating both.
The slowdown in the housing market caused by Brexit uncertainty is showing signs of shifting, thanks to the postponement of the UK’s leaving date. Asking prices are bouncing back as more homeowners decide they can wait no longer.
For the truly patient parent, there’s a little-known trick for setting your child up for life – later life, that is. A Junior SIPP may offer the most affordable long-term route to a millionaire’s retirement for your daughter or son.