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‘Reckless management’ of pension schemes to be made a crime

Workers with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes will be given more protection when things go wrong, under a package of measures designed to give The Pension Regulator (TPR) more powers. 

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Here’s where the Trump dividend may still pay out

Small business owners in the US are showing historically high levels of optimism, according to the latest data from NFIB Research Foundation.

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Pension firm bucks trend in moving to cap exit fees for younger savers

Old Mutual Wealth has agreed to cap the exit fees it charges savers who transfer to rival providers before the age of 55.

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Banks are least trusted to deliver good investment returns

Banks are the least trusted to deliver good investment returns, according to new research.

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The 10 trusts with a record of over 40 years of dividend growth

One of main advantages in an investment trust's armoury over open-ended funds is the dividend reserves, which allows companies to set aside 15 per cent of their annual income for a rainy day.

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Poor returns for savers draws attention of FCA

The savings market will be looked at by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) once again, as customers continue to receive poor returns on their cash.

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Spring Statement 2018: Further details on plans to tackle UK housing crisis

Chancellor Philip Hammond used his first spring Statement as an opportunity to provide an update on the government’s ambitious plans to tackle the UK’s housing crisis.

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Bargain Hunter: Where to find inflation-linked income on a discount

Last year investment trusts in this sector were on double-digit premiums, but some are now available on a discount.

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Buy-to-let hotspots: Biggest profits made in 2017

The average profit made by landlords selling their property in 2017 was £86,651, according to Countrywide Monthly Lettings Index. 

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Will savers opt out of pensions next month?

Next month the contributions levels of those auto-enrolled in a pension will rise from 2 per cent to 5 per cent, which has raised concerns there will be a sharp rise in the number of workers choosing to opt out of their pension

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NS&I slashes interest rates on three-year bonds

NS&I has reduced the interest rate it pays new customers on its three-year guaranteed growth and guaranteed income bonds by 0.25 per cent.

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Why the state pension age is bound to rise

Total UK pension liabilities increased by a massive 15 per cent over the five years to 2015, rising to £7.6 trillion from £6.6 trillion in 2010, according to the latest pension statistics from the Office for National Statistics

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