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Considering transferring your final salary pension? Watch for this hidden danger

Considering transferring your final salary pension? Watch for this hidden dangerFinal salary pensions have been big news over the past few months. The personal finance press has been awash with articles suggesting members should consider transferring their final salary pension. At the same time, unfortunate members ...

10 tips to avoid being scammed

Scam Computer Keys Showing Swindles And FraudLargely thanks to a campaign led by financial advisers, the dangers of financial scams have been big news over the past few weeks. We are delighted that the government is finally acting to ban cold calling in respect of pensions. ...

Retirement: Is now the right time to transfer your Final Salary pension?

TransferOver the past few weeks we’ve seen several stories in the personal finance press imploring you to transfer your Final Salary pension. Frankly, this worries us. So, we thought we’d look at some of the issues in more detail. Firstly though, we should point out that this article equally applies ...

Why 2016 was Buy to Let’s annus horribilis

Which towns and cities give the best Buy to Let returns 150pxIt was 1992, some 24 years ago, that the Queen admitted in her Christmas Day speech to experiencing an ‘annus horribilis’. This year, over turkey and Christmas pudding, some Buy to Let investors may well ...

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Date of the final spring Budget announced

Date of the final spring Budget announcedPhilip Hammond, the Chancellor, has announced that the next Budget will be published on Wednesday 9th March 2017. This will be the last Spring Budget. Mr Hammond announce late last year that the government would no longer publish an Autumn Statement, which had ...

Young people to get inheritance windfalls

Young people to get inheritance windfallsThe amount younger people inherit is set to rise according to new research; but the trend is likely to reverse in years to come. The survey, by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), found that: The level of wealth in elderly ...

Britain’s savings habits revealed, how do you shape up?

SavingNew research has shone a light on our savings habits and the amount of time we spend thinking about money. The survey from RCI Bank found that: 31% of adults are saving more than they were a year ago, putting away an average of £62 more ...

The Buy to Let collapse

Rent, property taxes, insuranceNew figures have shown that the Buy to Let market has all but collapsed in parts of the country, as changes introduced by the government have started to bite. Over the past year, the government has increased the Stamp Duty paid by Buy ...