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1.3m advice clients set to miss out on £236m tax savings

| January 15, 2018

15 Jan 2018  Up to 1.3 million recipients of pension advice could miss out on £236m of potential tax savings, if advisers and employers do not act on new legislation in time for April. Employees can now sacrifice up to £500 taxable salary p.a., in return for a tax-free payment from their employer, reimbursing them […]

Latest best buy savings options for pensioner bond customers

| January 12, 2018

12 Jan 2018 With almost 900,000 National Savings ‘Pensioner Bonds’ due to mature over the next four months, savers may be looking for inspiration as to where to put their money in today’s market. At the time the 3 year Pensioner Bonds from NS&I were launched offering a fixed 4% return,  the offer rate was […]

Relying on an EHIC to cover your winter holiday mishaps could leave you with a mountain of medical bills

| January 12, 2018

11 Jan 2018 Research from GoCompare Travel has found that 69% of UK holidaymakers wrongly expect an EHIC to provide free emergency medical treatment in Europe and 7% expect it to pay for an air ambulance to fly them back to the UK. Thousands of British skiers and snowboarders are heading to Europe this winter […]

Rising cost of living and Brexit are the biggest financial worries for 2018

| January 8, 2018

08 Jan 2018 The increasing cost of living and the impact of Brexit top the Nation’s main financial concerns for 2018, according to new research from GoCompare. The research found that 40% of people think that 2018 will be a financially challenging year, with 12% admitting to being ‘seriously worried about their finances’ in the […]

New report claims household bills increased by £280 in 2017

| January 3, 2018

03 Jan 2018 New Research reveals that the costs for energy, motor and home insurance have risen by 13% over the past year from £2,216 to £2,502, leaving consumers £286 out of pocket. Energy bills have seen the most dramatic price hike, as customers have paid on average over £200 more than the previous year. The […]

Millennial confidence soars following stamp duty changes

| January 3, 2018

03 Jan 2018 Around three in five millennials currently saving for a house deposit are more confident in their ability to achieve their goal following the Chancellor’s stamp duty changes, according to the latest sentiment research from Foresters Friendly Society. Around 17% of this age group are much more confident following the announcement. The Lifetime ISA […]

One in ten people planned to get a cat or dog over the festive season

| January 1, 2018

01 Jan 2018  One in ten UK adults said they were considering buying or giving a home to a dog or cat before the end of the year, according to new research from Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance, with an even split between those intending to get a cat or  a dog. Throughout the festive season […]

Here’s how to track down your lost pension pots

| December 28, 2017

28 Dec 2017  Many UK families will enter the New Year with a resolution to sort out their finances and research from OneFamily has revealed that forgotten pension pots may be a good place to start. Millions of savers admit to losing track of their pensions savings, with just 47% saying they know who their […]

Reshape your finances in 2018

| December 27, 2017

27 Dec 2017  Financial New Year’s Resolutions from Samantha Seaton, CEO of Moneyhub Enterprise   Change unhealthy spending habits Notice when you’re engaging in bad money habits, whether it’s unnecessary daily spending, prioritising short term goals or not taking financial advice when it’s needed. Once you have identified if you’re engaging in these kinds of behaviours […]

Five top tips to help fix your future finances

| December 27, 2017

26 Dec 2017 During the festive season, pension and retirement planning is rarely top of people’s “to do” list. But once the excitement of Christmas has passed, organising your future finances can be a great way to kick start the New Year, making sure you save enough for the retirement you’re hoping for.   Peter […]