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Budget 2014: pensioner bond savings boost for over-65s

George Osborne has announced that pensioners will soon be eligible for higher savings rates through a new range of bonds issued by National Savings and Investments (NS&I).

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Budget 2014: welfare cap set at £119.5 billion

In his 2014 budget, chancellor George Osborne said the government's cap on welfare spending would be £119.5 billion in 2015/16 and would rise in line with inflation for the next five years.

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Budget 2014: £15,000 Isa boost for Britain's savers

Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a Budget boost for Britain's Isa savers by announcing they can save up to £15,000 a year tax-free in a 'New Isa'.

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Budget 2014: defined contributions pension shake-up welcomed

Access to defined contribution pension pots is to be radically overhauled, in measures announced in Wednesday's blatantly pre-election Budget.

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Budget 2014: preview

Chancellor George Osborne will soon be heading to the House of Commons to deliver his budget, so our sister title Moneywise has asked the experts what we can exp

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High-net-worth investors' outlook bullish

High-net-worth investor confidence is at its highest level since the 2008 financial crisis, with 57% of those surveyed bullish about the economic year ahead, deVere Group has announced.

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Santander boosts easy access cash Isa to 1.6 per cent

Santander has raised the rate on its Direct Isa Saver 6 to 1.6 per cent, putting it among the top easy-access cash Isas, available over the internet or telephone.

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Investment trusts gain post-RDR favour with advisers

IFAs and wealth advisers have dramatically increased their use of investment trusts for clients since the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

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The week ahead (17/03-21/03)

This week is quiet for economic news in the run-up to chancellor's 2014 Budget on Wednesday, when Janet Yellen will also chair her first meeting of the Fed.

Monday 17 March 2014

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Chancellor urged to cut waste and taxes in Budget

George Osborne must declare a 'war on waste' by cutting unnecessary spending as well as cut taxes to ease the cost of living, a leading pressure group has said.

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Witan beats benchmark with NAV increase

The £1.5 billion Witan Investment Trust reported an increase in net asset value (NAV) of 29.4 per cent over the year

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New platform pricing structures leave investors confused

The past month has seen all of the major fund platform announce their new ‘clearer’ pricing structures, but investors are still confused.

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