Everyday money

June 2019: what are the best savings account rates?

With interest rates slowly back on the rise, we examine the best savings accounts and Isa accounts on offer in 2019.

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British pensioners to run out of money 10 years too early

The World Economic Forum report warned that the so-called retirement savings gap is on the rise across the world.

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BBC to scrap free TV licences for over-75s

The BBC has announced plans to make most over-75s pay the TV licence fee.

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Hundreds of thousands given wrong pension forecasts

Around 3% of the government’s 12 million state pension forecasts since 2016 have been incorrect.

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Woodford Patient Capital placed ‘under review’

The Money Observer Rated Fund was selected as a ‘wild card’ choice at the start of 2018, but in light of recent events Woodford Patient Capital has been placed ‘under review’. We explain why.

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Allowing the young to dip into their pensions to buy a house is a crazy idea

Housing minister James Brokenshire has proposed that young people should be able to dip into their pensions to help fund their first property purchase.

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New rules restrict investors to having just 10% of investments in P2P loans

Following a consultation, the City Watchdog has introduced a raft of new rules intended t

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HMRC clamps down on tax helpline number fraud

HM Revenue and Customs has introduced new controls to stop fraudsters spo

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Falling London house prices give buyers hope

While average UK house prices have risen by 1.4% in the year to March 2019, up from 1% last month, London homeowners have seen house prices fall by 1.9%, according to the UK House Price Index for March 2019. 

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