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Did you pay ‘married woman’s stamp’? Newly retired urged to check to avoid missing out on pension top-up

Women have been urged by former pensions minister Steve Webb to check their state pension income to see if they are entitled to an increase worth thousands of pounds.

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Barriers to advisers using investment companies overstated

According to research carried out by the lang cat, the preference for open-ended funds over investment trusts among financial advisers is not always justified.

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Special delivery: wake-up pension packs could boost your retirement savings

Starting this winter, 50-year-olds will receive a wake up’ pack from their pension provider. 

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Financial abuse on the rise as power of attorney legal actions reach record high

Making improper gifts and not acting in the vulnerable person’s best interests are behind the rise in financial abuse.

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Biggest pension regrets revealed and gender gap laid bare

More than 10,000 people were questioned for the Great British Retirement Survey and the results shed light on the dreams and realities of retired Britons.

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Government spending proposals risk sending national debt to highest point since 1960s

A raft of so-called fiscal giveaways announced in the September Spending Round would amount to 1% of national income.

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Sluggish house price growth as Brexit weighs on the market

A Halifax report reveals how the property market has stalled since the EU referendum in 2016.

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Star manager Darwall to retain investment trust; fees to be cut

The trust’s board announced that it will end its contract with its current fund management company, Jupiter, in November.

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Top 10 most popular funds - September 2019

Investors in September did not seem particularly bearish, judging by their fund choices.

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Best and worst FTSE 100 performers in the third quarter of 2019

Under the circumstances, the FTSE 100 did pretty well to come in flat over the summer. 

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Court rules against women over state pension age changes

High Court ruling says the government did not discriminate against women when it increased women's state pension age to equalise it with men.

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Saga and Goldman Sachs launch savings accounts for the over-50s

The two new products offer discounts on food, travel, and events.

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