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Pensions: Tax Relief

January 15th, 2010

Higher-rate tax relief for top earners on pension contributions was one of the biggest stories from this year’s Budget, but the news should prompt everyone to look at their pension arrangements. There are a number of knock on effects which … Continued

Is it time to divorce your bank?

December 8th, 2009

It is often said that people are more likely to get divorced than switch bank accounts. David Black, of the financial research company Defaqto, says, ‘Just 6% of people move their bank account each year and the majority of these … Continued

Christmas Special

December 8th, 2009

Figures from Abbey Savings show that Brits will use £3.45bn of their savings this year to help cover their Christmas spending, with a third of us (32%) planning to use 9% of this year’s savings – an average of £221 … Continued

Japan

November 12th, 2009

The problems Japan has experienced are well known by most investors but considerable change has begun to occur over recent years. Investors have witnessed structural improvements to help with economic growth and support for the stockmarket. There also appears to … Continued

a few pension stats

November 3rd, 2009

At February 2009, there were 12.4 million people of state pension age claiming a DWP benefit, an increase of 207,000 since February 2008. Of these, 66% were claiming State Pension only. The number of people aged 50+ out of work … Continued

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