Banks and Bank Accounts

What are Backto60 and WASPI doing? What’s the latest for 1950s women?

Posted October 17, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - October 17, 2019 Font size What are the campaign groups for 1950s women affected by the state pension age rise doing? What’s happened since th...[Read More]

Tips on how to start a pension when you’re self employed

If you work for yourself, you lose out when it comes to pensions in two ways: firstly, you don’t get employer contributions and secondly, as your income is normally unpredictable, you may find it hard...[Read More]

The Woodford flagship fund will be wound up

Almost five months after Neil Woodford’s Equity Income Fund was frozen it is going to be wound up – and some investors aren’t happy about it. Find out why the Woodford fund is being wound up. The back...[Read More]

What can you do with a £170 million lottery win?

Posted October 10, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - October 10, 2019 Font size Yesterday, someone won the £170 million Euromillions jackpot. We don’t yet know if it’s one individual or a syndica...[Read More]

The judicial review has dismissed the claim by Backto60 about the state pension age rise

Posted October 3, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - October 3, 2019 Font size Home » Pensions & Retirement » The judicial review has dismissed the claim by Backto60 about the state pension ag...[Read More]

Prudential fined millions over sales of annuities

Prudential has been fined almost £24 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for failing to properly advise clients who were sold a retirement income product (an annuity). What went wrong and...[Read More]

Thomas Cook – what’s happening and what are your rights?

Tour operator Thomas Cook is trying to raise £200 million for a rescue deal before next Friday. If it doesn’t secure this extra funding, it could go into administration. Thomas Cook currently has over...[Read More]

Your retirement age and your pension

If you want to take a workplace or private pension later than you’d originally planned, how does that affect your pension? One pensions company is warning that people could lose out on thousands of po...[Read More]

How safe are banks you’ve never heard of?

Recently I was updating an article on savings rates, when I noticed that virtually all of the banks paying the best interest rates were unfamiliar names. So how safe are banks you’ve never heard of? H...[Read More]

NS&I stopped selling guaranteed bonds. Where else can you put your money?

Last week NS&I stopped selling its one and three-year growth and income bonds to new customers and reduced the rate for existing customers reinvesting their money after October 5th. Can you get a ...[Read More]

No-deal Brexit – what it could mean for your finances and travel

It’s less than two months before we’re due to leave the EU and it looks increasingly likely that we could leave without a deal. If that’s the case, find out what it could mean for your finances and tr...[Read More]

Whirlpool tumble dryer recall – what’s the latest?

Whirlpool is to recall up to 800,000 potentially faulty tumble dryers – over three and a half years after it first contacted customers about a fire risk. Which tumble dryers are affected by the recall...[Read More]