Retirement: Why Greece could prove another slippery slope for your pensions

For many of us the Bank Holiday weekend was a chance to relax, take things easy and consider how best to amuse ourselves in this great British weather of ours. But for voters in Greece and France it was an opportunity to elect a change of government, one which for people in the UK planning on retiring soon, could have significant implications. So how do the decisions of Greek and French voters, to elect anti austerity parties, affect your pension if your are planning to retire soon we hear you ask. Volatile stock market...

UK gilts draw record foreign investment and yes, this does affect you!

New figures have shown that international investors bought a record £28.87 billion of UK gilts in October and November of last year; the highest two month figure since the Bank of England started to collect data in 1982. Demand Demand for UK gilts has been increased partly due to the Bank’s program of Quantitative Easing (QE) as well as with the Eurozone crisis, which has caused investors to see the UK, which still has a AAA credit rating and is outside the Euro, as a safe haven. Many investors are concerned about the stability of European banks and the low interest rates currently ...