Everyday money

February 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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Just 10% of global shares cut their dividends in 2018

It was a tricky year for investors to make money, but dividend increases across the board softened the blow.

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UK house price growth slumps to five-year low

Annual house price growth has slowed to its lowest level since 2013.

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Property wealth will be increasingly sacrificed to pay for social care

A lack of solutions to the social care funding crisis is predi

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Remove jargon, City watchdog tells fund managers

The Financial Conduct Authority has called on fund managers to explain more clearly what their funds are doing, using consumer-friendly language.

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The statistic that shows pension tax relief is ripe for reform

Here’s why, at some point down the line, pension tax relief will be tinkered with.

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Here’s why record high for UK profits does not reflect reality

On the surface, UK profits look in healthy shape, but when looking under the bonnet cracks are starting to show.

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Former pensions minister warns UK expat state pensions remain at risk from Brexit

As things currently stand, UK expatriates’ state pensions will see inflation-linked increases only if European countries reciprocate.

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New pension rules to prevent retirees from ‘sleepwalking’ into cash

By adopting a more appropriate asset allocation retirees could boost their pension income by 37%.

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