Homebuying: Have prices in your city bounced since the crash?

Have prices in your city bounced since the crash 150pxA new survey has revealed the towns and cities where property prices have rebounded most strongly following the peak of the last housing boom in 2007 and the subsequent crash. The survey, by Hometrack, looks at 20 towns and cities across the UK and has produced some surprising results. Many people would immediately assume house prices in London had shown the best ‘bounce’ since 2007, but that’s not the case. Surprisingly, the capital is beaten in to third place by Belfast and Cambridge. House ...

Automatic Enrolment: How are employers reacting to the changes?

Automatic Enrolment: How are employers reacting to the changes?The roll out of Automatic Enrolment is now well under way and as we move in to 2015 smaller employees, with less than 50 employees will have to comply with the new rules. So how has Automatic Enrolment gone down with the employers who have already complied with the new rules? Has it had a positive impact on their business or have the changes caused problems? A new survey reveals the answers....

Pensions: 6 reasons why transferring your Final Salary pension is probably a mistake

6 reasons why transferring your Final Salary pension is probably a mistakeIf you are a member of a Final Salary pension scheme you have probably been the envy of your friends for the past few years. Whilst you have the knowledge that your pension is guaranteed, and will probably rise each year in line with inflation, they have had to put up with volatile stock markets and plummeting Annuity rates. But this year the tables have turned, ‘Pensions Freedom’ will give everyone greater access to their pension pot; except of course those ...

Retirement: Pensions Freedom – 6 mistakes to avoid

Pensions Freedom: 6 mistakes to avoidThe introduction of ‘Pensions Freedom’ means 2014 goes down as the year pensions were changed forever. The changes will certainly give you more flexibility when it comes to accessing your pension pot. But despite how the changes are being portrayed by some people, there are serious dangers and pitfalls you need to be aware of. Here are our top six Pensions Freedoms mistakes to avoid: Mistake #1: Guidance isn’t the same as Advice The Government has announced that from April 2015 everyone approaching retirement will be given ‘Guidance’ on ...