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Woodford refuses to give time limit on fund suspension

Woodford also argued that his portfolio was full of undervalued stocks due a bounceback. 

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State pension rule change could lead to unexpected financial shock in retirement

The right to claim money on the grounds of a deceased spouse’s pension has largely been abolished.

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Leaseholds banned for all new houses

Newly-built houses will be sold on a freehold basis and ground rents on new leases will be cut to zero.

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What salary do first-time buyers need to get on the property ladder?

First-time buyers need to earn an average salary of £54,400 a year to buy their first home in a typical UK city, research reveals.

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Board plans tighter controls and reduced gearing for Woodford Patient Capital

After discussions with shareholders, the WPCT board plans to address several concerns, including gearing levels.

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Mind the growing pension poverty gap

The problem is being exacerbated by the rising age of the state pension.

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Social care ‘financial time bomb’ could force millions to sell their home

Nine in 10 over-65s have not planned for future social care costs, a report suggests.

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IA proposes new fund type to avoid Woodford-like problems

The proposed structure will be able to hold equities and bonds traded on public markets, as well as less liquid assets. 

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Mini-bond regulation to be reviewed after high-profile collapse

London Capital and Finance’s mini-bond went into administration at the start of the year, leaving 11,000 investors at risk of losing most of their money.

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Over the past decade dividends in this part of the world have trebled

Shareholder remuneration has historically been low on the list of priorities for companies in the region.

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S&P 500 hits record high: here’s three reasons why

With the US market now in the longest expansion on record, what’s behind its new lease of life?

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Record numbers have a pension, but are not setting enough money aside

Average contributions in defined contribution schemes rose from 3.4% to 5% in 2018.

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