Financial futures

Financial Futures: Webb should acknowledge harsh realities of annuity resales

I was very interested to see former pensions minister Steve Webb's recent pension clinic on the potential to sell an annuity already purchased.

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Financial Futures: pension tax relief consultation

It seems it's ok to talk about pensions again.

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Financial Futures: what your employer could do to make you take an interest in pensions

Pensions have not been the most engaging or exciting of topics in the past, despite often being the second most valuable benefit, after a salary, that an employer provides for its staff.

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Financial Futures: putting a price on a private education

Demand for a British private education has soared in recent years with many parents continuing to prioritise it as a worthwhile investment.

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Financial Futures: what to do if accessing pension freedoms isn't as easy as you thought

Over the past few weeks, you've probably read that getting access to your pension money may not be quite as clear cut as you thought, with some provide

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Financial Futures: digging the digital passport

In many contexts a passport is seen to be the ultimate source of identification. It sets out a person's name, age and place of birth and verifies that he or she is a citizen or resident of a particular country.

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Financial Futures: addressing the savings gap

The UK has two savings problems. First, people are not saving enough to meet their short-term needs - whether unexpected expenses or paying for a holiday - and instead are choosing to borrow.

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Why we need a savings minister

Tony Stenning, head of UK retail at BlackRock, is chairman of The Savings & Investments Policy project (TSIP), a pan-industry collaboration of leading financial services providers, trade bodies and consumer groups.

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