People thinking more about their spending and financial priorities
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has lead to more people re-thinking how they spend and manage their money, with more than half (51%) now prioritising saving for an unexpected event or loss of income, research published suggests.
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Pensioners ‘deeply disappointed’, particularly women and self-employed
The earnings benchmark of the State Pension triple lock will be temporarily set aside for next year. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) confirmed on 7 September that the State Pension triple lock rule will not be applied for the 2022/23 financial year over concerns of the potential costs involved.
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Five questions to ask before inflation really takes off
‘How can I protect my money from inflation?’ is a question that many people may be asking themselves right now. In the current economic climate, rising inflation is becoming a concern for people with savings and investments.
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More than £1 billion in State Pensions impacted due to ‘repeated human errors’
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) underpaid 134,000 pensioners in State Pension to the tune of £1 billion, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
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Why parents should look to Christmas investment gifts instead of toys
With the festive season approaching, have you thought about gifting your children or grandchildren something different this year? Giving them a good start in life by making investments into their future can make all the difference in today’s more complex world.
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When it comes to marriage and money, it’s good to talk
Millions of married couples have no idea about their spouse’s pensions and retirement plans, according to new research. More than three-quarters (78%) of non-retired married people do not know what their spouse’s pensions are worth.
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How to create a personal financial plan in 8 steps
When thinking about your future financial wellbeing, it can be helpful to consider a plan. It is a good idea to have a clear sense of what you want from life and use this as a guide for making important decisions.
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What are the financial consequences to stopping work in your 50s?
Early retirement may be the ultimate dream for some, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic made it the only option for many. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that over-50s had the highest redundancy rate between December 2020 and February 2021.
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A third of Gen Xers not confident they can fund their retirement
With 57% of Gen Xers wanting to save more for retirement but struggling to do so, a quarter (25%) plan to work part-time past the State Pension Age (SPA) to plug an expected income shortfall in retirement, while 17% plan to work full-time. However, they have serious concerns about whether they will be able to continue working later in life.
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How ESG creates long-term value
It’s no secret that the growth of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments in recent years has been fundamental.
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