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Benefit changes could cost UK pensioners thousands a year

The government is to introduce changes to pension age state benefits that will impact older couples of different ages.

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Housing market outlook worst for 20 years as Brexit black cloud looms

Sales are expected to slump in the months leading up to Brexit, according to surveyors.

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Is this a sign the bull market has run its course?

Irrational exuberance is one of the key indications that the end of a bull market is nigh – but it is fund management firms rather than investors who are getting carried away. 

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Structured products shine during volatile times

Research has found no structured products distributed by UK intermediaries matured with a loss last year.

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Why the pound strengthened after Brexit deal defeat

Without major modifications (which would require renegotiations with the EU), May’s deal is now dead, leaving a number of options on the table. 

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The biggest single driver of the stock market’s troubles

Understanding what has just driven investors to sell out of their positions usually offers some clue as to what else the market has in store.

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Health secretary seeks Lifetime Allowance rule change for doctors

Health secretary Matt Hancock is reportedly in discussions with chancellor Philip Hammond over doctors’ pension tax treatment.

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Why it pays not to delay topping up your state pension before tax year end

People considering paying voluntary National Insurance Contributions (NICs) should act quickly to avoid a rise in t

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Witan to close all savings and Isa accounts

Unable to provide the digital experience investors now demand, fund management firms are closing their savings accounts.

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Banks boost profits on back of over-60s’ current account cash

High street lenders are raking in profits from their older customers who leave substantial sums in current accounts that pay low interest.

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South east of England continues to see disappointing house price growth

Despite the strong quarterly growth figures for regions outside the south east, huge price differentials remain. 

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Consistent Winter Portfolio shines during volatile times

December was a horrific month for global markets, but interactive investors Consistent Winter Portfolio is still significantly outperforming the wider market.

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