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Dementia tax to stop one in three over-50s saving for the future, poll shows image
. Over-50s broadly agree they should pay towards the cost of their long-term care if they can afford to, according to a poll by Saga Money. ...
Where oil rigs go to die image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
.... By now the rig reached higher than Liden’s ninth-floor window. By 1983 it was ready for delivery, and its owners in Oslo promptly chartered the rig for several years to Saga Petroleum, a Norwegian firm that assumed naming rights. ...
Older savers taking big market risks to trump inflation image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 08:25:00 AM
.... . The slowdown is unlikely to deter the over-50s who are taking more risks with their investments to secure a potentially higher return, according to new analysis by Saga Investment Services. ...
Philip Green's lavish party for his 65th ends exile from social circuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:27:49 PM
....Several years ago, the Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith encouraged the better-off elderly to pay back taxpayer-funded extras such as fuel payments and free bus passes and television licences. Green could not be reached for comment on his plans for the future, but with his new £100m family super yacht Lionheart, a Saga cruise is probably out of the question. ...
Over-55s urged to wise up on pension advice image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:43:00 PM
....THINKING AHEAD. Four in 10 people over 40 admit they have no idea how much they need to set aside to enjoy a comfortable retirement , according to separate research from Saga Investment Services. ...
All it took was an anchor … how a storm took down half the UK's electricity link to France image
....Half of the power link between the UK and France, a series of 43-mile-long cables running between Folkestone in Kent to a site near Calais, had suddenly gone down. The incident seems to have been the unintentional side-effect of an even more dramatic one above the waters, as huge cargo ship Saga Sky collided with a barge carrying rocks. ...
The Crusader: How to keep travel insurance fit for your purpose image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:43:00 PM
.... . Consumer champion Which? advises then look at Blue Bear Travel, Covered2go, HolidaySafe, Insuredtotravel and Letsgoinsure for single trips and Circle Cover, Saga, Staysure and RAC for annual ones. ...
Plan ahead to ease burden of death tax image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Sally Merritt, head of product at Saga Investment Services, said: “It may be more tax efficient to release money from other sources before touching your pensions. ...
Your trip could be ruined if you don't order travel insurance straight away image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 09:39:00 PM
....co. uk, Saga. ...
'There's a danger of a generation who can't afford to retire' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 08:05:59 AM
....In part, that’s because we massively underestimate the amount of money we need to save. According to Saga’s Investment Series, over-50s reckon you need just over £20,000 a year to have a comfortable retirement. ...
Over-50s gran gestures: Grandparents to splash £65 on grandchildren this Christmas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 10:20:00 AM
. The UK’s over-50s typically have three grandchildren and are looking to buy them two presents each, according to new research from Saga. ...
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Sharm el-Sheikh flight ban decision urged by travel firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 12:56:23 AM
.... . More than 30 travel companies including TUI Group, Saga Holidays and Expedia have formed a partnership - The Travel Industry Egypt Advisory Group - to work with the Egyptian tourist office in London and lobby the UK government for a decision. ...
Chinese conquest image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 12:14:29 AM
....Tencent already owns League of Legends maker Riot Games, and has minority stakes in Epic Games and Activision Blizzard, the World of Warcraft maker. Activision itself bought Candy Crush Saga maker King Digital Entertainment for nearly $6bn last year. ...
Treasury carries out major U-turn on pension annuities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:56:21 PM
....Osborne had said that for most people, sticking with their annuity was the right thing to do, but some would welcome being able to sell theirs and receive a lump sum that they could, for example, give to their children or use to pay off debts. However, many in the pensions industry were uneasy about the proposed secondary annuities market, and most commentators welcomed the U-turn – though over-50s specialist Saga said many pensioners would be “sorely disappointed”. ...
A sorry Saga over the refund for a cruise my father booked before he died image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:01:06 AM
. My father, who died in March this year, had been due to go on a cruise with Saga holidays in September. ...
Holiday spending: Over-50s 'go cruising, while young tighten belts' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 11:05:04 PM
....People over the age of 50 are spending more and more on holidays - including cruises - while younger people are travelling less, according to research. Over the past five years, the older age group has increased spending on travel by 23%, says a study by the CEBR consultancy for Saga. ...
The Crusader: Ensure you cover all your options image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 02:50:00 PM
....However, when Crusader quizzed companies about such a move the consensus was it would prove too complex and costly. Tour operator Saga says its travel insurance can offer an 84-yearold (with no known pre-existing medical conditions) cover on a four-day trip to Europe for £34. ...
Inheritance tax payments on course for RECORD HIGH, new research suggests image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 05:19:00 PM
....If an estate’s value is over £325,000 then 40 per cent must be passed on to the taxman when the owner dies, though marriage doubles the threshold to £650,000. Research by Saga Investment Services shows the proportion of houses sold in England and Wales above £325,000 is heading to a record high in 2016. ...
Pensioners warned to think twice about cashing in image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . Gareth Shaw, head of consumer affairs at Saga Investment Services, says: “The over-55s are becoming used to the concept of dipping in and out of their savings as and when they want. ...
Savings accounts disappear as Bank of England prepares to cut rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 12:30:34 PM
....Data provider Moneyfacts said that in July 13 best buy savings deals were withdrawn from the market and have yet to be replaced. Popular deals that have disappeared include a three-year bond from Saga, paying interest at 1. ...

Japan knife attacker grins for the cameras before being quizzed over killing spree at disabled centre
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....An official at the Tsukui police station where Uematsu was held after the attack declined to comment on the investigation, only confirming that he was being transported to prosecutors for questioning. Uematsu is accused of breaking into the Tsukui Yamayuri-en care centre in the forested hills of Sagamihara city, outside of Tokyo, in the early hours of Tuesday. ...

Japan knife attack suspect said 'disabled people should be euthanised,' before killing 19
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...."My goal is a world in which the severely disabled can, with their guardians' consent, be euthanised if they are unable to live at home and be active in society,” Uematsu also wrote, Japan’s national broadcaster NHK said. After writing the letters, which were given to the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Uematsu voluntarily resigned his job at the Tsukui Yamayuri-En facility in Sagamihara town, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo. ...

Japan knife attack: Former care home worker says he killed 19 patients as he 'wanted to get rid of the disabled'
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....". Japan was in shock on Tuesday following the knife attack, which took place at a care home for the disabled in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles southwest of Tokyo. ...

Japan knife attack: Former care home worker says he killed 19 patients as he 'wanted to get rid of the disabled'
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....". Japan was in shock on Tuesday following the knife attack, which took place at a care home for the disabled in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles southwest of Tokyo. ...
Five-minute guide to: what to do if you fall ill overseas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of July 2016 03:07:00 PM
. That is no deterrent for older travellers, with eight out of 10 over-50s planning to jet off to foreign lands, according to new research from Saga Travel Insurance. ...
Five-minute guide to saving money on car insurance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of July 2016 12:00:00 AM
....Motoring your way to the right car insurance deal is tricky as different insurers set an obstacle course of different charges. For amending policy details, John Lewis and the Co-operative charge a £15 fee, Tesco Bank £20, and RIAS and Saga £25. ...
More than 100,000 to be told they don't qualify for state pension: Are YOU affected? image
....Critics have said the Government should go further to explain the new state pension. Gareth Shaw, head of consumer affairs at Saga Investment Services, said: "The changes that were introduced this year should wave away this complexity over time but with many of the new rules still fresh, the Government must redouble efforts to ensure people understand how they're affected. ...
Paid off your mortgage? Home in on sensible saving image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of June 2016 09:01:00 AM
. The over-50s report an extra £322 a month after their debt is paid off, which they typically spend on holidays, home improvements and gifts for the children, according to research from Saga Investment Services. ...
Good news for pension savers: City watchdog says it wants to BAN greedy 'exit' fund fees image
....Most penalties were written into millions of pension policies sold in the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties when insurance companies included the clause to ensure they could recoup the cost of generous commissions paid to salesmen. Gareth Shaw, head of consumer affairs at Saga Investment Services, added: "These proposals are in the best interests of consumers. ...
EgyptAir MS804 plane disaster sends travel firm and airline share prices tumbling image
.... . Shares in Tui, which owns Thomson, were down three per cent, while Saga share prices dipped 3. ...
Where can you turn for a little extra cash if your credit card reward scheme has ended image
....For holidaymakers good deals include MBNA’s Everyday Plus card and Halifax’s Clarity. “Neither has an additional fee for using abroad, and no cash transaction fees for ATM withdrawals either, so both will save around £5 to £6 per £100 of the currency taken out overseas on a standard credit or debit card,” says Hagger who also recommends travellers also check out ones from the Post Office and Saga. ...
Quarter of a million savers take advantage of pension freedom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 02:12:34 PM
....The changes, which were unveiled by the chancellor George Osborne in his 2014 budget, led to the then pension minister Steve Webb saying he didn’t mind if wealthy pensioners used their funds to buy Lamborghinis. Gareth Shaw, head of consumer affairs at Saga Investment Services, said the figures showed “the enormous popularity of the new pension rules”. ...
How to avoid the great foreign exchange rip-off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 24th of April 2016 02:27:00 PM
.... The best rates are available online. You can compare rates and order currency for home delivery from Asda Money, ICE, FairFX, M&S, Post Office Money, Saga, Sainsbury’s Bank, Tesco Bank and Travelex. ...
The wealth of ways to save family its fortune image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 06:01:00 PM
....Families are liable to hand over a whopping 40 per cent of any money above that threshold, with the average affected family paying an incredible £170,000 in 2012/13, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). One in four properties sold in 2015 were above that limit, according to Saga Investment Services, yet only four per cent have taken any action to cut their IHT liability. ...
Public 'confused' over pension changes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of April 2016 02:02:35 AM
...."This is in public testing now and in the meantime anyone over age 50 can get a written statement showing their estimated state pension," she said. Gareth Shaw, head of consumer affairs at Saga Investment Services, said: "The current system is horribly complicated, and the new single-tier will eventually wave away this complexity. ...
Apple at 40: privacy, software and new device frontiers are key challenges image
....It’s already been a bumpy road at points, as controversies over App Store censorship of nudity in satirical game Papers, Please; a game parodying North Korean propaganda; games about the war in Syria and smartphone supply chains; and an app tracking deaths caused by US drone strikes showed. Not to mention digital comics firm Comixology refusing to distribute on iOS an issue of Saga comic featuring gay sex scenes, after (wrongly, as it turned out) assuming that Apple would ban it. ...
'Too few' understand new state pension image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 27th of March 2016 12:14:24 AM
....". Paul Green, Saga's director of communications, said: "Most people make significant financial plans about their future based on what they believe they will get from their state pension and, if inaccurate or outdated, could leave them with little to no time to make up for this government information error. ...
Financial advice MUST be easier and cheaper, says watchdog image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 14th of March 2016 04:58:00 PM
...."Critics broadly welcomed the findings from the report. Gareth Shaw, head of consumer affairs at Saga Investment Services, said: “For too long, large parts of society have not had access to the help they need to plan their finances properly and make the most of their money, whatever their situation. ...
Pensions fairness to next generation demands that we adapt to new realities image
.... George Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith’s new “flat rate” state pension at £155 per week will also generate a lot of collateral damage. Ros Altmann, the former Saga lobbyist/poacher turned pensions minister/gamekeeper, admits that the deal was oversold. ...
Five minute guide: How much you need in a pension pot image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 28th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Pension power. To produce that income of £10,250 a year, a healthy 65-year-old would need a whopping £181,000 in their pension savings pots, Saga Investment Services calculates. ...
'Saga says no to extra claim' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 08:15:38 AM
.... We were selling and had a firm buyer. I telephoned Saga, our insurer, and was told that it was a firm claim. ...
'Why does Barclays home insurance policy cost £700?' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 04:03:58 PM
.... . Meanwhile, you obtained insurance costing just under £40 for the year from Saga. ...
Equity release levels hit record high among over-55s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of January 2016 11:32:28 AM
....Current plans have protection against negative equity, but are still not always the best option for homeowners as they offer less cash than would be available if the property was sold on the open market, and have other financial implications. Alex Edmans, head of retirement at Saga, said: “These latest figures suggest people like being able to unlock cash from their home as and when they need it. ...
It pays for over-50s to plan ahead: Make sure you’re getting a good deal on premiums image
....Most take out the plans to cover the cost of their funeral or to leave a small cash sum for their loved ones. Many well-known companies offer these plans, including the AA, Asda, the Post Office, and Saga and Tesco. ...
Yet another reason to not trust your home insurer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of January 2016 07:00:12 AM
....It was understandable why now-retired Leeds householder David Burton, in his late 60s, was attracted to home insurer RIAS. It is the chief rival to Saga, describing itself as a “specialist in providing great value insurance for the over-50s”. ...
Take care, FSCS changes mean your savings aren’t as protected as they were image
....In some cases a whole group of seemingly separate savings brands share the same licence, where one £75,000 protection limit now applies. For example, you could have £75,000 in a Saga savings account, £75,000 in an AA savings account, £75,000 in Birmingham Midshires and £75,000 in the Halifax, but in effect only one of them will be FSCS protected as they are all part of Bank of Scotland for compensation purposes. ...
Know the new savings limits: Vital protection for British savers to be SLASHED image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 07:42:00 PM
....”. For example, Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Intelligent Finance, Birmingham Midshires, Saga, Aviva and BM Savings brands all operate under a single licence. ...
Five-minute guide to pitfalls of getting holiday insurance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of December 2015 12:01:00 AM
.... co. uk, Saga. ...
Game Digital heading for unhappy Christmas as customers buy online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 04:28:46 PM
.... However, Lovell sees the rise of mobile gaming as key to Game’s struggles in attracting the casual gamers. “For many consumers, a choice between a dedicated console and a tablet which they can use all the time, for many things, while also playing The Walking Dead, or Hearthstone, or Clash of Clans, or Candy Crush Saga, is one where the tablet wins,” he said. ...
Retirement village firm lines up £170m to fund expansion image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 05:15:25 PM
.... . Legal & General has lobbied for greater access to homes tailored to older people, and Saga has explored lending its brand to retirement villages. ...
Deliveroo and Crowdcube join Tech City UK’s rising stars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 05:17:00 PM
.... Its rules allow for companies to have a smaller free float of shares (just 10% compared with the norm of 25%). Only two companies have made use of these rules, Just Eat and Matomy, while others, such as King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga, secured a $7. ...
Investor checklist for a stock market crash image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of December 2015 08:58:58 PM
.... Some banks operate several brands under the same compensation license, and savers are only covered for the first £75,000. For example Santander operates Alliance & Leicester, Bradford & Bingley, and Cahoot under the same license, also Bank of Scotland (not RBS), operates Halifax, Intelligent Finance, Saga, Birmingham Midhsires and BM Savings under the same license. ...
Home Insurance: Are you covered for Christmas? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 03:46:00 PM
.... . Sue Green, head of home insurance at Saga, warns if you are under-insured insurers will not pay any claim in full. ...
Does having a baby late make financial sense? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 07:00:07 AM
.... But starting a family at that age brings its own financial complications – especially around mortgages, pensions and life insurance. Emma Sterland, financial planner at Saga Investment Services, says she is “seeing increasing numbers of customers who have had children in later life and are having to shift their financial priorities around”. ...
Domino's loses second finance chief in 10 months image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 05:42:22 PM
.... Domino’s leadership team has undergone considerable change in the last two years. Mr Wilkins was hired by Mr Wild’s predecessor, Lance Batchelor, who himself left Domino’s last year to take the helm at insurer Saga. ...
Be a nifty 50 – take financial advice and make your money go further image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of November 2015 07:00:10 AM
....Where should you go to buy an Isa or invest in a pension? Who can you trust? How much should you pay? What on earth should you actually invest in?. Saga this week joined the myriad companies now offering to answer such questions with a variety of services aimed at people not fully confident in doing it all themselves. ...
Warning for grandparents raiding their pension pots to help out family image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of November 2015 06:59:00 AM
.... Under the rules, retirees are allowed to take all of their pension savings as a lump sum. According to research from Saga Personal Finance, one in five of those who are taking advantage of the freedoms choose to give cash to the family. ...
City News: Shell, construction, Primark and Activision Blizzard  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 11:08:00 PM
....The group’s sugar profits plunged 77 per cent while its grocery business, whose brands include Twinings and Kingsmill, grew profit by 6 per cent. THE American video games giant behind Call Of Duty is gobbling up Candy Crush Saga creator King Digital Entertainment in a £3. ...
King's game is up as a public company after only 18 months image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:15:21 PM
. When King Digital made its stock market debut in March 2014, the writing was already on the wall for its main source of income, the smash-hit smartphone game Candy Crush Saga. ...
Activision Blizzard to buy Candy Crush Saga maker King for £3.8bn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 09:21:29 AM
. Activision Blizzard, the American developer behind hit video game franchises World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, has bought Candy Crush Saga creator King Digital Entertainment for $5. ...
Candy Crush firm bought for $5.9bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 07:37:45 AM
. US computer game company Activision Blizzard, which produces World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, is buying King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush Saga. ...
Hard-line policy: Over-60s forced to take raw deals from lenders image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 25th of October 2015 05:11:00 PM
.... Barclaycard, for example, demands a regular income of £20,000 a year, far more than most retirees receive. Hagger says: “Over-50s specialist Saga makes no distinction based on age but requires new card customers to have an annual income of at least £12,000, including the state pension. ...
'Selling honey in my front garden will add £350 to my insurance' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 25th of October 2015 07:00:55 AM
....” . Then came a wholly unexpected extra cost: a £700 bill from their insurer, Saga. ...
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Insurance claim: Saga and AA won't pay towards my burst water tank image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 24th of October 2015 07:00:59 AM
. When a cold water tank split in my loft, I called Saga, my insurer. ...
Home invasion: fifth of adults live with parents until they're at least 26 image
....”. Sue Green, of Saga, a business that sells insurance and products to the over-50s, said the majority of parents may not have planned to have their children living with them well into their 20s or 30s. ...
City News: Koovs, Entertainment One, Rio Tinto, Saga image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 05:43:00 PM
....--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. Saga lines up two new ships. ...
Saga steams ahead with new cruise ship orders image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 06:50:30 AM
. Saga, the over-50s group, said a cruising boom and a rise in motor insurance policies helped to nudge up trading profit in the first half of the year. ...

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