On the surface, UK profits look in healthy shape, but when looking under the bonnet cracks are starting to show.
While fears over global growth and the trade wars still hang heavily, the market saw a bump following the Federal Reserve’
The month is characterised by spells of strength marred by occasional slips
Repayments can take a long time and the process can be a huge inconvenience.
As things currently stand, UK expatriates’ state pensions will see inflation-linked increases only if European countries reciprocate.
Borrowers who still need a mortgage in retirement have more options amid a widespread softening of the maximum mortgage end age.
Inclusion of housing wealth will allow savers to better plan their retirement, argues the Equity Release Council.
By adopting a more appropriate asset allocation retirees could boost their pension income by 37%.
Concerns have been raised that private pension dashboard providers may push users to take inappropriate action.
The decline in average pension cash withdrawals could be a “a sign of restraint”, given the increased volatility in global stockmarkets in the final quarter of 2018.
The tax take in 2016-17 increased by 50% since 2013-14 when the last calculation was made.
A shadow of suspicion has been cast over China while nobody seems quite sure which direction monetary policy should be heading.