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Controversial call for state pension to be means-tested

Will means-testing the state pension make the system fairer and more affordable?

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US stock market hands back 2018 gains

The story behind the sell-off will be familiar to anyone who’s followed the market’s previous sharp sell-offs this year.

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UK house prices drop by £5,000, with former hotspots in the South suffering

In November, UK house prices fell by more than £5,000, with sharp falls in the South as sellers lowered their asking price aspirations, according to Rightmove.

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The world's top 10 dividend-paying companies

Global dividend payments reached a record high in the third quarter of 2018, but which individual shares paid the most?

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November 2018: what are the best savings account rates?

Average rates are rising across the board for first time in seven years

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Strong dollar hits global income investors

British companies see a slower rate of headline dividend growth in the third quarter on the back of a weaker pound. 

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Do shares outperform bonds? That depends on whether you are a good or bad investor

While it is true that equities outperform bonds in aggregate, the unequal performance of shares means not all equity portfolios will.

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Amber Rudd becomes fifth work and pensions secretary since March 2016

Since Iain Duncan Smith stepped down in March 2016, the work and pensions secretary role has resembled a game of musical chairs.

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Pension credits: more than £3 billion unclaimed

Millions of Britons are missing out on thousands of pounds every year by failing to claim pension, housing and income-related benefits.

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Find out whether you will outlive your pension pot

A heatmap by Royal London sheds light on the sustainability of different withdrawal rates over different time periods.

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Final salary pension transfer delays expected after High Court ruling

Final salary scheme members wishing to trade their guaranteed income for cash are being warned to expect delays after a recent legal judgment 

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Seven of the top 10 savings rates come with catches

Easy-access accounts are often assumed to be straightforward, but savers should study the terms and conditions.

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