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Annuities and income drawdown


Setting up a second-hand market The Government has been investigating the possibility of setting up a second-hand market in annuities.

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Open-handed grandparents


Generosity shows no sign of stopping Forget the headlines about post–pension freedoms with retirees spending their nest egg on a Lamborghini – new research shows that 2.4 million UK grandparents[1] have either withdrawn money from their pension to support their … Continue reading

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Generation Y


More than one in ten would use parents’ pension on mortgage deposit More than one in ten (12%) 20-35-year-olds are prepared to ask their parents to access pension savings to help pay for a mortgage deposit, research from Old Mutual … Continue reading

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Nation of savers


Focusing on the long term for a more secure future The UK is becoming a nation of savers, with three quarters (74%) of people saying they are currently saving, research from Scottish Widows has revealed.

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Maintaining dividend growth


Rewarding investors in UK-listed companies Investors in UK-listed companies will be rewarded with an £85.8 billion payout in 2015, significantly better than last year, where investors suffered little or no growth in income according to Capita Asset Services’ ‘Dividend Monitor’. Dividend … Continue reading

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General Election 2015


How will the result impact on your wealth? On Friday 8 May 2015, it was confirmed that the Conservatives had scored a surprise election victory (albeit with a small majority) – a result that not many had expected. The Conservatives … Continue reading

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Getting more financially savvy


Sorting out finances high on most people’s list Britons are determined to become more financially savvy about their saving and spending habits this year, with three quarters (76%) of adults admitting they are prepared to moderate their lifestyle, according to … Continue reading

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Nation of savers


Year-on-year rise in the number of long-term savers The UK is becoming a nation of savers, with three quarters (74%) of people saying they are currently saving, research from Scottish Widows has revealed.

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‘Shot in the arm’ for oil consuming economies


Positive impact on earnings, and a small positive impact on dividends Despite the so far rather negative response of equity markets, the oil price falls could be seen as a ‘shot in the arm’ for oil consuming economies, with many … Continue reading

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Getting more savvy about saving and spending


Sorting out our finances is high on our list of priorities in 2015 The British population is determined to get more savvy about their saving and spending habits in 2015, with three quarters (76%) of adults admitting they are prepared … Continue reading

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