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Pensions, savings and investments
Inflation in the UK fell to 2.4 per cent in April after lower than expected fuel prices, figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown.
Just under a third of adults in the UK do not know how they will meet their financial needs later on in life or in retirement, research from National Savings and Investments has revealed.
Some borrowers with interest-only mortgages that are due to mature in the next seven years may not be able to fully repay their loan, a report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned.
The Government's 'radical reshaping' of the UK benefits system got underway today as Universal Credit began for jobseekers in the North-West of England.
Changes to insurance laws which came into effect this month are likely to benefit consumers and the way they make claims.
A quarter of UK adults own stocks and shares, yet many are failing to make use of their tax-free stocks and shares individual savings account (ISA) allowance, research has claimed.
The Government must do more to inform individuals about the forthcoming single-tier state pension system which will affect around 40 million Britons, a report by the Work and Pensions Committee has said.
The amount that British savers are putting aside every month has reached its highest level for nine years, according to a survey by National Savings and Investments.
The number of defined-benefit private sector pension schemes in deficit fell again in February, after monthly decreases in January and December 2012, according to the latest figures from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
A new code from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) will help people approaching retirement better understand their options when it comes to making decisions about their pension income.
Restrictions on the amount workers can save under the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) auto-enrolment pension scheme should be removed if it is to successfully encourage saving, a Work and Pensions Committee report has advised.
Most individuals welcome the Government's drive to automatically enrol eligible employees into a qualifying pension scheme, however many employers are unprepared for their responsibilities, research from the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has found.
Plans for a 'simple' single-tier state pension unveiled by the Government could leave younger people worse off in the long run, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said.
There was mixed news at the start of 2013 for UK pensions, as one report found that the private sector pensions deficit fell slightly but another warned that expected retirement income reached a six-year low.
With many Brits nursing their financial hangovers from Christmas 2012, almost one in five is still paying off debt from Christmas 2011, research from comparison service uSwitch has found.
Financial advisers are no longer allowed to receive commission on the sales of financial products under new rules in force today.
High-earning households have less than a month to decide whether to stop receiving child benefit payments or pay a new tax charge by self-assessment.
A freeze in fuel duty and a decrease in the annual pension allowance were amongst the announcements affecting personal finances made by Chancellor George Osborne in this year's Autumn Statement.
The number of people over 50 who expect to go on working beyond the state retirement age has risen by 43 per cent since 2010, a report by LV= has found.
Up to 200,000 households and small businesses could be left without flood protection insurance as talks with the Government reach a stalemate, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.
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