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Trust Tactics: learn how to take advantage of investment trusts in our new video series

Kyle Caldwell, deputy editor of Money Observer, introduces the first episode of Trust Tactics.

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One in 10 targeted by pension fraudsters

Spike in pension fraud since the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015. 

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The biggest challenge of ‘pension freedom’ revealed

Financial advisers lift the lid on the biggest concerns for retirees when taking advantage of the pension freedoms introduced in April 2015. 

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Stockmarket in April: best month for UK equities since 1970

Investors need to make the most of the spring month.

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Helena Morrissey: fund industry ‘hides behind compliance’ when it comes to jargon

Dame Helena Morrissey, head of personal investing at Legal & General, has called on the fund management industry to speak in plain English to help consumers. 

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Probate fee hike delayed by Brexit

Controversial plans to change the flat probate fee structure to one based on the size of estate have been delayed. 

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House prices in England fall for first time since 2012

The country has recorded its first annual house price fall in seven years, driven by declines in London and the South East.

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Binary options trading banned for retail investors

According to the FCA, binary options are more akin to gambling than investing or trading financial products.

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Investors have become rosier in their outlook – but should they be?

Investor confidence picked up between February and March. Resurgent fears of a global recession may wipe that out. 

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This cunning tax-year-end plan could help retirees save 20% tax

Deferring a drawdown payment by a few weeks could knock thousands of pounds off pensioners’ tax bills. 

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Money Observer podcast: Editor’s Showcase - April 2019 issue preview

In our first Editor's Showcase podcast, Money Observer editor Faith Glasgow and deputy editor Kyle Caldwell discuss some of the highlights of the April 2019 issue, which contains a 10-page retirement planning repo

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Does trouble in the bond markets indicate a recession is around the corner?

The bond markets are flashing up recession warnings. We explain why, and whether investors should take risk off the table.

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