Everyday money

October 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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Britons underestimating their life expectancy face retirement poverty

Britons living five years longer than they expected could end up with an £80,000 shortfall in retirement.

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Auto-enrolment pension contributions need to exceed 8%, says minister

Guy Opperman wants the minimum sum that employees pay into their workplace pension to rise.

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State pension to rise by 3.9% in April giving retirees an extra £343 a year

From April 2020, those receiving the new state pension will receive a guaranteed increase of 3.9%.

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Pensions: how do you spend yours? Retired Britons tell all

The introduction of pension freedoms in 2015 means that over-55s can now spend their savings as they wish. Five people tell us how they spend theirs.

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Government’s independent tax advisers call for review of pensions tax taper

A new report by the Office of Tax Simplification says the government should review any distortions’&nbsp

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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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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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70% of investors have never switched platforms, despite chance to cut costs

Research reveals platforms are failing to help their customers understand what they are paying for.

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