Retirement: New survey reveals why you need to talk about retirement

Saving for retirement conceptMany people dream of an idyllic retirement, spending more time with the grandchildren, longer holidays, more time in the garden or on the golf course, but a new survey reveals most people are unprepared for their ‘golden years’ and many have never even discussed retirement with their partner. The Prudential surveyed nearly 2,000 adults, over the age of 40 and the results were frankly alarming: 1 in 5 women over the age of 40 will rely on their ...

OFT to investigate three quick sale firms

Laptop Magnifying glassThe Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has confirmed they are to open investigations into three quick house sale firms, as they believe they are operating unfairly, leading customers to lose thousands. Quick house sale firms, offer to buy the seller’s house for much less than it’s worth. Generally, firms will pay between 10% and 25% less, than the current market value of the property, taking advantage of the seller’s need to sell quickly. Recently, the OFT published a report into the quick ...