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Automatic Enrolment: Opt-out rate predictions slashed as 11 million are enrolled

Automatic Enrolment: Opt-out rate predictions slashed as 11 million are automatically enrolledThe Government has dramatically cut its prediction for the number of employees opting out of Automatic Enrolment. Over the course of the next ...

Retirement: Keep your options open, retire now and take advantage of new pension proposals

Ready to retire, conceptual words on blackboard.If the proposals announced in last month’s Budget are implemented without change, anyone over 55 will have far greater access to their pension pot after April next year. Each year around half a million people retire; so how can those ...

The Global Month Ahead – An insight into April 2014

Guest Blog Seven Investment Management 150pxIn our regular feature Seven Investment Management (7IM) look forward and assess what the month ahead might hold for the world's largest economies. Whether you are invested in the UK or ...

Retirement: One off chance to top-up your State Pension, but is it a good deal?

Retirement: One off chance to top-up your State Pension, but is it a good deal?If you don’t qualify for the new flat rate State Pension, to be introduced in 2016, ...

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Inflation: ‘”Two out of three ain’t bad”, welcome news for savers as inflation falls to new low

InflationIt’s not often you get to quote Meatloaf in an article about inflation and savings but today we’ll make an exception. Over the past few years savers have been ...

Halifax House Price Index: Surprise fall in March

HalifaxThe latest figures from the Halifax, the UK’s largest mortgage lender, has shown a surprise fall in house prices in March. According to the Halifax prices fell by 1.1% in March, although they are still up by 2.3% ...

Nationwide House Price Index: Prices continue to rise sharply

Nationwide Building SocietyThe latest figures from the UK’s largest building society shows house prices continue to rise sharply. According to the Nationwide, house prices rose by 0.4% in March and are now 9.5% higher than this time last year. The average property is now worth £180,264, up ...

Retirement: Thousands of people not comfortable managing their own pension

iStock_000024336538_ExtraSmallFollowing the recent Budget, which proposed that millions of would-be pensioners will have unprecedented access to their pension, new research has shown that thousands of people are not comfortable with managing the risks this will ...