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....“There are a lot of pensioners [among the claimants], many of whom are ex-RBS employees. “When they went to presentations by Goodwin, they weren’t just encouraged to put their bonus in, but to put their savings in, even to go and borrow money. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 25th of May 2017 06:21:23 PM
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.... . The auto-enrolment scheme means more than six million British workers have now been signed up automatically to a pension savings scheme, but fears remain over how much is being set aside. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....He’s also not a fan of the UK’s shortened bid timetables – a reform that was actually introduced after Kraft’s takeover of Cadbury in 2010 to help defending companies combat lengthy “bear hug” bids. A 28-day timetable is not, he argues, long enough for defending companies to audit detailed cost-savings. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Adding in China and India, which have the world’s largest populations, the combined savings gap for the eight countries reached $400tn by 2050, a sum five times the size of the current global economy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . "It should work to ensure better alternatives to dangerous forms of high-cost credit, and it should act to help families build up savings to insulate them from problem debt. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....25% last summer following the Brexit vote. Nationwide said it kept rates unchanged on some savings accounts while passing on the rate cut to its mortgage customers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Another supporter is former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis, who once again got to say “I’m in”, after revealing that he and his companies have invested a six-figure sum in the not-for-profit enterprise. Credit unions are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members that have traditionally specialised in loans and savings for the less well-off, but are now targeting people of all incomes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:30:45 AM
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.... As Vietnam had been a former French colony, the country was used to bread products, particularly baguettes, so pizza didn't prove too much of a jump for most people. So with fond memories of his own pizza-making exploits Mr Masuko quit his job and used his $100,000 (£77,000) savings to open the first branch of Pizza 4Ps in central Ho Chi Minh City. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to investigate a series of pension liberation scams, in which investors have lost at least £120m. Since 2011 it's thought that more than 1,000 people moved their pension savings into schemes such as Capita Oak and Henley Retirement. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:23:01 PM
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....”. Emmerson dismissed Theresa May’s plans to reduce benefits to the elderly by means testing the winter fuel payment and scrapping the pensions triple-lock as offering “wholly trivial” savings. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....49%). I regularly save 20%-28% of our monthly income in a savings account offering a low interest rate. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... My guess is that if British students were tested, they would more likely be in the US/Australia camp than the Chinese one. What do we do about the fact that around one in five of our fellow citizens are in this situation? Do we, as I see so often in “below the line” comments, accept that when people are parted with their life savings, it’s a tax on stupidity? No, we don’t. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... But what most people probably don’t realise is that these units (also known as storage pods) have been touted as a wonder investment with double-digit returns. Many people appear to have lost some, or all, of their retirement savings after falling for the spiel of firms flogging dodgy schemes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....As the UK’s largest building society reported a 18% fall in profit to £1bn, its chief executive, Joe Garner, said customers were alert to the economic risks associated with the Brexit negotiations and forecast that house price growth would slow to its lowest pace in four years to 2% in 2017. He said the decision to hold savings rates for some customers had led to them receiving £380m more in interest than the average market rate and that in total an extra £500m had been returned to the society’s members through “enhanced pricing”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... As with other ISAs, people can hold up to £20,000 in the account or mix and match to split the sum between the innovative version as well as cash or stocks and shares. Peer-to-peer providers offer investors the chance to generate returns far higher than standard savings rates by lending their money to borrowers. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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REVEALED: Trick to boost state pension in loophole that could soon be closed - ex-minister image
.... Even though people have six years after reaching state retirement age to top up their pensions - there are no guarantees it will still be in place. Future governments, desperate to make budget savings, could axe the top-up system at any time. ...
We will all pay the price for our financial illiteracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... My guess is that if British students were tested, they would more likely be in the US/Australia camp than the Chinese one. What do we do about the fact that around one in five of our fellow citizens are in this situation? Do we, as I see so often in “below the line” comments, accept that when people are parted with their life savings, it’s a tax on stupidity? No, we don’t. ...
Serious Fraud Office warns of £120m pension scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... But what most people probably don’t realise is that these units (also known as storage pods) have been touted as a wonder investment with double-digit returns. Many people appear to have lost some, or all, of their retirement savings after falling for the spiel of firms flogging dodgy schemes. ...
Winter Fuel Allowance: Tory means-testing to give 'trivial' savings, blasts IFS image
....At the moment the Winter Fuel Payment is a universal credit and paid annually to anyone who reaches pension age - regardless of whether they need it. But critics have already said setting up a system to means-test it would be costly and could cancel out any potential savings. ...
REVEALED: How YOU could get bumper returns of 6.5 per cent with new ISA  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 03:57:00 PM
.... As with other ISAs, people can hold up to £20,000 in the account or mix and match to split the sum between the innovative version as well as cash or stocks and shares. Peer-to-peer providers offer investors the chance to generate returns far higher than standard savings rates by lending their money to borrowers. ...
Call to raise retirement age to at least 70 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 12:02:45 PM
.... . The auto-enrolment scheme means more than six million British workers have now been signed up automatically to a pension savings scheme, but fears remain over how much is being set aside. ...
IFS makes damning assessment of Tory and Labour manifestos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:37:33 AM
....”. Emmerson dismissed Theresa May’s plans to reduce benefits to the elderly by means testing the winter fuel payment and scrapping the pensions triple-lock as offering “wholly trivial” savings. ...
Don't want to work until you are 70? You will have to, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:07:32 AM
....”. Adding in China and India, which have the world’s largest populations, the combined savings gap for the eight countries reached $400tn by 2050, a sum five times the size of the current global economy. ...
RBS shareholders refuse to settle in effort to force Goodwin to take stand image
....“There are a lot of pensioners [among the claimants], many of whom are ex-RBS employees. “When they went to presentations by Goodwin, they weren’t just encouraged to put their bonus in, but to put their savings in, even to go and borrow money. ...
What's the best way of paying off my interest-only mortgage? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 06:00:21 AM
....49%). I regularly save 20%-28% of our monthly income in a savings account offering a low interest rate. ...
Nation of savers: Brits have £1.5 billion in piggy banks or coin jars image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:45:00 PM
. Six in 10 people think piggy banks are a great way to save, compared to 55 per cent who make regular savings into a bank or building society account. ...
Nationwide profits drop 18% as it shields savers from interest rate cuts image
....As the UK’s largest building society reported a 18% fall in profit to £1bn, its chief executive, Joe Garner, said customers were alert to the economic risks associated with the Brexit negotiations and forecast that house price growth would slow to its lowest pace in four years to 2% in 2017. He said the decision to hold savings rates for some customers had led to them receiving £380m more in interest than the average market rate and that in total an extra £500m had been returned to the society’s members through “enhanced pricing”. ...
SFO to investigate pension liberation scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:23:01 PM
....The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to investigate a series of pension liberation scams, in which investors have lost at least £120m. Since 2011 it's thought that more than 1,000 people moved their pension savings into schemes such as Capita Oak and Henley Retirement. ...
Nationwide profits hit by low interest rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:20:53 AM
....25% last summer following the Brexit vote. Nationwide said it kept rates unchanged on some savings accounts while passing on the rate cut to its mortgage customers. ...
John Lewis-backed credit union bids to fend off payday lenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:30:45 AM
.... Another supporter is former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis, who once again got to say “I’m in”, after revealing that he and his companies have invested a six-figure sum in the not-for-profit enterprise. Credit unions are financial co-operatives owned and controlled by their members that have traditionally specialised in loans and savings for the less well-off, but are now targeting people of all incomes. ...
Debt fears remain despite manifesto 'breathing space' plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:24:11 PM
.... . "It should work to ensure better alternatives to dangerous forms of high-cost credit, and it should act to help families build up savings to insulate them from problem debt. ...
Dough kidding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:10:46 PM
.... As Vietnam had been a former French colony, the country was used to bread products, particularly baguettes, so pizza didn't prove too much of a jump for most people. So with fond memories of his own pizza-making exploits Mr Masuko quit his job and used his $100,000 (£77,000) savings to open the first branch of Pizza 4Ps in central Ho Chi Minh City. ...
Five minute guide to investing in the UK's big banks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....”. Investing in banking stocks looks more rewarding than leaving your money in one of their savings accounts at a near-zero return, but as history shows, it is also a lot riskier. ...
Paul Polman: ‘I could boost Unilever shares. But cutting costs is not our way’ image
....He’s also not a fan of the UK’s shortened bid timetables – a reform that was actually introduced after Kraft’s takeover of Cadbury in 2010 to help defending companies combat lengthy “bear hug” bids. A 28-day timetable is not, he argues, long enough for defending companies to audit detailed cost-savings. ...
A new Green Deal bond that pays 12% interest – too good to be true? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
....Some people’s instant reaction might be “where do I sign?” – but anyone thinking about taking up this offer needs to remember that you don’t get something for nothing in the world of investment. This is a whole lot riskier than putting your money into a high street savings account, with no compensation if things go wrong. ...
The tax that pensioners should pay to fund care image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 05:59:17 AM
....One of the oddities of the tax system is that we stop paying 12% national insurance on our earnings once we reach state pension age. The idea is that NI is basically a savings system that pays for our pensions, so once we’re in receipt of a pension we stop paying in. ...
Best bank accounts for FREE money: How to switch and earn £250 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 03:52:00 PM
....It's also worth considering the Halifax Reward Current Account, which pays £75 to new customers and then £3 a month, as long as £750 a month is paid in, the balance stays in credit and two direct debts are set-up. Savers with relatively large savings pots and the main bill-payer of a household may do well out of Santander's 123 account which pays 1. ...
Winter fuel allowance: What the Tory Manifesto pledge REALLY means for you image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 02:29:00 PM
....Richard Parkin head of pensions policy at Fidelity International, said: "It seems Theresa May is using her strong lead in the opinion polls to kill some of the sacred cows of Tory policy for the elderly. "The winter fuel payments system has long been criticised as unnecessarily generous to the better off and while means-testing makes sense one wonders what the administration costs of this might be versus the savings made. ...
GM to stop making cars for Indian market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 05:19:34 AM
.... . The firm is aiming to make significant savings through these steps. ...
More Pritt Stick than Pippa  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:00:06 PM
.... They married at Sandy Balls holiday park in Hampshire at a cost of £4,000. "We knew we had limited savings and didn't want it all to go on one day," says Imogen. ...
State pension triple-lock AXED: Everything you need to know about Tory pension policy  image
.... "Paying for care looks set to become a regional lottery. ”Other pension promises from the Conservatives include, a commitment to bring the self-employed into auto-enrolment and more powers for the Pension Regulator to protect workplace savings scheme. ...
$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee image
....I felt like a failure with no future, no money, no assets, and lots of credit card debt. The small savings I accumulated would quickly disappear into an emergency car repair for the six-mile round trip to work (especially necessary during the cold, windy winter), or were used to pay the doctor for necessary care out of my pocket because my health insurance plan had a $7,500 deductible. ...
Burberry's profits fall amid 'challenging' US trading image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:02:50 AM
....In addition, it said earlier this year that it was going to stop developing its fragrance and beauty products in-house and franchise the business to US cosmetics group Coty. Burberry said it had cut costs by £20m in the past year, and was on target to achieve a further £50m of savings in 2018 and at least £100m by 2019. ...
Conservative manifesto: Theresa May targets mainstream Britain' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:26:25 PM
....". The social care changes proposed are that the value of someone's property would be included in the means test for receiving free care in their own home - currently only their income and savings are taken into account. ...
Greeks walk out in general strike over cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:32:45 AM
....MPs are set to vote on controversial reforms on Thursday that will cut pensions and end tax breaks. The left-wing Syriza government needs to make further savings before eurozone finance ministers agree to hand over further loan cash as part of its latest bailout deal. ...
The safety-first for savers and pensioners trying to secure shares image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Scottish Friendly savings specialist Calum Bennie said: “With wage growth forecast to be 2 per cent across 2017, even Diane Abbott can work out that household finances will be squeezed for a considerable time to come. ...
House prices in UK shift to lower gear image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 10:33:40 AM
....3%. The recent slowdown in house prices will be cheered by potential first-time buyers, who have seen property values rise at a much faster rate than interest on savings. ...
Giant US fund manager to shake up UK investment market by halving fees image
....Over a lifetime, a 1. 5% charge means a fund manager and advisers help themselves to 38% of an individual’s pension savings, much of it, they alleged, the result of pointless short-term positions and over-trading. ...
Top UK fund manager divests from fossil fuels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:01:36 AM
....BMO’s divestment comes amid widening concerns by big financial institutions about holding shares in greenhouse gas-intensive sectors. More than $5tn in institutional assets, such as pension funds, now have some sort of divestment strategy in place and one-third of UK investors say they would like a fossil-free option for their savings. ...
Pension warning: Savers lose RECORD amounts to scams as fraudsters rinse pots image
....”. Since the introduction of so-called pension freedoms in April 2015, which allows over-55s to access savings, more people have been targeted by scammers. ...
Best savings rates: How to make your money work harder image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 01:43:00 PM
....3 per cent, which means cash kept in these accounts is essentially losing value. The best easy-access savings account is from RCI Bank with a rate of 1. ...
Five-minute guide to Tory's manifesto pledge on fuel image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....GoCompare. com energy expert Tom Lewis says this is the wrong solution at the wrong time and could actually result in millions of households paying over the odds: “It would encourage customers to sit back and stick with their existing provider, rather than sniff out bigger savings elsewhere. ...
Pay off your mortgage FASTER: Save thousands of pounds with this trick image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 01:34:00 PM
.... Savings could be used to overpay the mortgage and pay if off faster. Many people indicated that the complicated process of applying for a mortgage puts them off making the switch to bag savings. ...
The German economy is unbalanced – but Trump has the wrong answer image
....Back in the real world, the explanation for Germany’s external surplus is not that it manipulates its currency or discriminates against imports, but that it saves more than it invests. The correspondence of savings minus investment with exports minus imports is not an economic theory; it’s an accounting identity. ...
Britain's booming pension funds see retirement income surge by 12 per cent  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:32:00 PM
. Average invested savings have jumped by around £5,400 in the last 12 months to sit at an average £47,864 in April 2017, compared to £42,457 in the same month last year, a report by Moneyfacts. ...
The cost of divorce: Marriage split hits retiree income by £3,000 a year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:13:00 PM
.... Around one in three people who have been divorced also expected to retire with debts, compared with just one in five who have not been divorced. After the family home, a pension pot can be one of the biggest assets in a divorce case - and if savings have been built during the marriage, they are commonly split equally. ...
Labour would scrap rises in pension age image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:59:31 PM
...."We already know the planned increases were due to save £30bn, so unwinding these will be very expensive," said Nathan Long from the investment firm, Hargreaves Lansdown. However, the point of Labour's plan would be to prevent the creation of what it calls a two-tier system, with the better-off able to retire early on private pensions while those with the least savings have to toil for longer. ...
REVEALED: 40 per cent of Britons dip into their savings each month image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 01:09:00 PM
. A poll of 1,000 workers found that 40 per cent said they had to dip into their savings every month after over-spending before payday. ...
Aberdeen-Standard deal 'to cost 800 jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:28 AM
....Managers said they expected "natural turnover" to account for some of the reductions, while other steps will be taken to minimise compulsory redundancies. The merger of Edinburgh-based Standard Life and Aberdeen is aimed at creating cost savings that could add up to £200m per year. ...
Rock bottom interest rates destroy pension pots as £10m forced to delay retirement past 65 image
. The savings crisis is forcing an incredible 10million Britons to delay their retirement as rock bottom interest rates destroy their pension pots. ...
Funeral and cremation fees are rising at inflation-busting rates image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:35:00 PM
....Many end up in debt as a result. Losing a loved one is traumatic enough without having to worry about costs so we urge families to plan to ensure they have insurance or savings in place. ...
Standard Life and Aberdeen merger likely to mean 10% job losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:19:54 PM
....The Scottish companies agreed in March on an £11bn ($14. 2bn) all-share deal they said is expected to bring £200m in annual cost savings. ...
This is the £40 driver gadget that can slash the price of car insurance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 03:36:00 PM
....The cameras can be bought for as little as £40. And providers including AXA and Swiftcover offer savings of around 15-20 per cent to customers with dash-cams. ...
Walkers crisps Peterlee factory to close in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 02:25:15 PM
....More than 350 jobs in County Durham will be axed when Walkers crisp factory closes, the owner has confirmed. PepsiCo said in March it was consulting about plans to close the Peterlee factory to help it make "productivity and efficiency savings" in the UK. ...
Energy bills: Save £300 with THESE deals that could vanish under Tory price cap image
....com. Instead of a cap, the Government should make it easier to switch and raise awareness of the savings to be had by moving energy supplier. ...
Australia budget 2017: Treasurer unveils big banks tax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 12:13:11 PM
....Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has unveiled a new budget which includes a surprise rise in taxation for the country's five biggest banks from July. Mr Morrison also announced education savings which will see students pay a greater share of the cost of degrees. ...
Dulux owner Akzo Nobel has shown its colours by rebuffing takeover bids | Nils Pratley image
.... Employees and Dutch politicians are virtually united in wanting Akzo to stay independent. That’s not just because PPG is promising its own shareholders $750m of cost savings, which would presumably mean heavy job losses in Akzo’s global workforce of 46,000, but also because the Dutch firm has a decent record of honouring its investment pledges. ...
Don't change insurer regularly? It could be costing you more than £1,400 image
.... “Unfortunately, insurance is yet another area of personal finance where loyalty generally doesn’t pay. So, just as with savings and energy suppliers, when your insurance is due shopping around or haggling should still be your first step if you want to get the best deal. ...
British Gas loses more customers despite holding prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:38:11 AM
....Centrica remains the UK's biggest domestic energy supplier. The company said it expected to cut 1,500 jobs this year and generate cost savings of £250m in addition to the £384m it reported in the previous year. ...
Bank of Mum and Dad is a major financial player - but could it be about to go bust? image
....EASY STREET . If you do not have enough ready cash to help younger family members, there is another option, says David Hollingworth, mortgage broker at London & Country: “The Barclays Family Springboard mortgage lets young buyers take out a mortgage of up to 100 per cent of the property value if parents deposit cash worth 10 per cent of that value in a special savings account. ...
Revealed: Britain's cheapest supermarket prices for your weekly shop image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 04:48:00 PM
....8 per cent respectively, giving the two supermarkets a record high share of the market, according to data from Kantar. Tony Baines, joint managing director of Aldi Corporate Buying, said: “This independent research shows the scale of the savings Aldi customers are making compared to our more expensive competitors. ...
State pension: Axing triple-lock has 'minimal savings and would hit poorest hardest' image
....28 a week, found Hymans Robertson. Compared to the double lock, the triple lock has cost the Government around £2billion over seven years, which compared to £8billion of savings to come from the move to the flat-rate pension. ...
Shock chart reveals savers face 'dual onslaught' of misery wiping billions off cash pots image
. Britons trying to make an income from savings face cash ISAs with an average rate of 0. ...
Virgin Trains offer cheaper on-the-day tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:29:58 AM
. Rail passengers who need to travel last minute on Virgin East Coast can now buy cheaper “Advance” tickets on the day of departure, offering big savings over the train firm’s exorbitant walk-up fares. ...
Asda and Morrisons cut petrol prices as oil price plummets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:00:27 AM
.... The average petrol price jumped from a low of 101p in February 2016 to 120p in March 2017, and has been a central factor in pushing up the consumer price index. RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “It’s great to see the supermarkets responding to our call to pass on wholesale fuel price savings to motorists at the pumps. ...
Mortgage price war: HSBC five-year fix ramps up competition as borrowers urged to switch image
.... Borrowers are in the position to take advantage of some of the best ever deals to bring down their repayments even further. Millions of people who are resting on their lender's Standard Variable Rate (SVR) have been urged to remortgage to make savings worth thousands of pounds a year. ...
Lifetime ISA 'THREAT' to retirement income: How LISA could damage YOUR pension image
. A third of under-40s are set to cut the amount they invest into workplace pensions or leave the scheme altogether to save into the recently launched savings accounts, according to research from MetLife. ...
Brits shy away from a place in the sun, plus it's the last day to spend old fivers image
....Bovis keeps delaying the completion date for our new home. NatWest closed my child’s savings account without telling me. ...
Fears savers are being tricked OUT of gold-plated final salary pensions image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:49:00 AM
. Members of gold-plated Defined Benefit (DB) schemes, which offer guaranteed income for the duration of retirement, could be tricked into transferring into Defined Contribution (DC) schemes - where a savings pot remains invested - only to realise their limitations when it's too late. ...
'My parents want to help me but can't': readers on affording their first home image
....Charlotte, 19, Northampton: I can see how much it hurts my parents knowing they cannot help. I can’t ask my parents for help as neither have any savings after they experienced health problems and bankruptcy. ...
UK car sales drop by a fifth after tax changes and price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:27:22 AM
....“Private car registrations plunged in April because vehicle excise duty rose sharply for cars purchased after April 1,” he said. Most buyers would have been about £400 better off over the three years by buying a low-emission car before the tax hike, although the exact savings vary according to the vehicle’s emissions and price. ...
Royal Dutch Shell sees profits jump as oil price rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:25:09 AM
....Shell joins rivals BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Total in reporting better-than-expected results. More than $1bn in cost savings and budget cuts made over the past three years from cost-cuts and assets sales have also helped to increase cash flow and boost profits. ...
Accounting watchdog to investigate KPMG over Rolls-Royce audit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:22:01 AM
....As in 2016, the engineering firm expects to make most of its profits in the second half of the year, and they are likely to be similar to last year. The company has been slashing costs and is on track to hit its target of £200m annual savings by the end of 2017. ...
HSBC spends more on fighting financial crime as profits fall by 19% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 05:55:16 AM
....”. Gulliver is in the final 12 months of a three-year programme announced in 2015 to achieve global cost savings of $5bn, cut 25,000 jobs and “pivot” the business towards Asia. ...
Petrol price CUT on the way? Strong pound and fall in costs means fuel price 'MUST drop' image
....“This is long overdue as our April Fuel Watch figures indicate that prices should be coming down as we saw the wholesale price of petrol and diesel fall during last month by around 3p a litre. “Motorists need to be able to trust retailers to be transparent when they are benefitting from significant savings in the wholesale price. ...
How ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ can help children buy home WITHOUT having to hand over cash image
.... But handing over lump sums of cash isn't the only option for parents who want to help offspring into home ownership. There are a number of mortgages where parents can act as guarantor, or put up savings to act as a deposit for the home for a set number of years. ...
Britons earning below £30,000 lose out after making THIS savings mistake image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 02:23:00 PM
.... Analysis of the data showed young people ad those earning under £30,000 a year were the most likely to choose cash over stocks and shares. It's recommended that around three months worth of income is kept in easy-access savings accounts for emergencies. ...
The home insurance mistake costing YOU £123 every year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:05:00 AM
....Adam Powell, head of operations at Policy Expert, said: ”Few of us look forward to purchasing our insurance, meaning auto-renewal can be a time saver which also ensures you’re always covered. "Despite the fact that the majority of people buy insurance based on price, thousands admit they’re not shopping around – potentially missing out on hundreds of pounds worth of savings. ...
Greece will avoid default after bailout deal – but faces more austerity image
....The two-party coalition led by the prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, also agreed to broaden the tax-free threshold by effectively dispensing with tax breaks as of 2020. Both measures are expected to produce savings worth €3. ...
UK needs £15bn in cuts or tax rises to clear deficit by 2022, says IFS image
....“This downgrade in expected income has adversely affected the finances of households and of the government,” said Emmerson. His analysis found that in addition to plans already set out, the next government would have to find more savings and more revenues if it wanted to eliminate the deficit before a May 2022 general election. ...

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