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  • The new pension regime: will you need advice? Moneywise - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 17:49 BST

    If you're approaching retirement, you have some big decisions to make following sweeping pension reforms. But do you understand the implications and the best way forward for you? The options can seem baffling ...

  • Six stocks to watch in April Moneywise - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 17:32 BST

    Our resident share expert casts his eye over the stocks to keep tabs on in the month ahead. ARM In the year to December 2014, ARM lifted revenue 11% and adjusted profit 19%. Net cash (including short-term ...

  • What does the future hold for pensions? Moneywise - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 14:48 BST

    When chancellor George Osborne took the stage in parliament on 19 March 2014, firms and journalists alike shrugged and prepared themselves for 'more of the same'. It was widely thought that most of the ...

  • BT returns to mobile market with cheap 4G Moneywise - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 12:11 BST

    Telecoms giant BT has announced its return to the mobile phone market with the launch of its new network that will give customers cheap access to 4G internet from as little as £5 a month. BT Mobile is ...

  • Which political party will look after your finances best? Moneywise - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 17:00 BST

    Next month, the nation will go to the polls to elect a new government, with all political commentators and experts agreeing that the result is currently too close to call. But ahead of 7 May, who does ...

  • Rutland best place to live in the countryside Moneywise - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 16:37 BST

    The East Midlands county of Rutland has been named the best rural place to live in the UK, according to new research from Halifax. Taking into account factors including residents' health and life expectancy, ...

  • Property funds all the rage with UK investors Moneywise - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 12:25 BST

    Open-ended property funds were the best-selling sector during February 2015, according to the latest sales statistics from the Investment Association. The last time it topped the tables was in May 2014. ...

  • Expert investment tips from £50 to £50,000 Moneywise - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 11:20 BST

    You don't need huge sums of money to kickstart an investment habit. Whether you have £50 a month to begin with or want to invest a windfall of £10,000, there's no time like the present to get your money ...

  • Letting agents' fees should be banned says Citizens' Advice Moneywise - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 15:25 GMT

    Letting agents should be banned from charging fees to prevent tenants being ripped-off, a new report from Citizens' Advice has urged. According to its research, tenants in the private rental market face ...

  • Last-minute investments for your Isa - the moderate investor Moneywise - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 17:06 GMT

    With interest rates now at their historic low of 0.5% for six years and counting, thousands of savers have piled into the stockmarket in a bid to get a better long-term return from their cash. And during ...

  • With interest rates now at their historic low of 0.5% for six years and counting, thousands of savers have piled into the stockmarket in a bid to get a better long-term return from their cash. And during ...

  • Last-minute investments for your Isa - the cautious investor Moneywise - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 16:59 GMT

    With interest rates now at their historic low of 0.5% for six years and counting, thousands of savers have piled into the stockmarket in a bid to get a better long-term return from their cash. And during ...

  • Easter Egg 'Value For Money' Taste Test 2015 Moneywise - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 14:38 GMT

    It feels like it's been barely two minutes since we were rushing round wrapping presents, decking the halls and eating enough turkey sandwiches to last a lifetime but already Easter is approaching. And ...

  • The ease with which burglars can dispose of stolen goods in high street pawnshops has been revealed. Undercover researchers were able to pawn household items commonly stolen including gold and computer ...

  • Budget changes means bad news for savers Moneywise - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:29 GMT

    As the dust settles on chancellor George Osborne's electioneering Budget, it's becoming clear that the changes to Isa and savings rules announced last week are sending contradictory and unhelpful messages ...

  • The new pension rules: how will they affect you? Moneywise - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 16:09 GMT

    What will you do with your pension? Until now savers have had very little choice. The vast majority had no option but to buy an annuity – which in return for your pension fund provides an income for life. ...

  • UK inflation falls to 0% Moneywise - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 13:18 GMT

    Inflation has fallen to 0% for the first time since it began to be measured by the consumer price index in 1997, edging the UK closer to deflation. It fell from 0.3% in January to zero in February, mainly ...

  • Where to find a market-beating cash Isa Moneywise - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 12:44 GMT

    Just in time for the end of the tax year, Skipton Building Society has made its top-paying easy-access cash Isa available online. It pays 1.5% including a 0.5 percentage point bonus for a year. Post Office ...

  • Budget 2015: Help to Buy Isa to top up deposits by 25% Moneywise - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 11:15 GMT

    People saving to buy their first home will be given £50 for every £200 they save – up to a maximum bonus of £3,000 – with a newly announced 'Help to Buy Isa', the Chancellor has announced. He has re-written ...

  • Online shopping: who are the saints and sinners? Moneywise - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 17:23 GMT

    Do you know your rights when it comes to returning goods you bought online or by post? You should because half of the 20 major retailers we looked at don't seem to, potentially costing consumers millions ...

  • Average household debt to reach £10,000 by next year Moneywise - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 12:14 GMT

    The average UK household will have amassed a record £10,000 in unsecured debt by the end of 2016. Borrowing on credit cards, personal loans and overdrafts grew by nearly £20 billion to £239 billion in ...

  • The difficulty in getting on the property ladder and saving the required deposit have topped a list of national housing concerns for the second year running. Some 83% of people polled by the HomeOwners ...

  • Orange Wednesdays to be replaced by 'Meerkat Movies' Moneywise - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 13:25 GMT

    Comparison website Comparethemarket.com is the new provider of 2-for-1 cinema tickets following the end of the popular Orange Wednesday offer. The insurance website is to launch 'Meerkat Movies' – named ...

  • Budget 2015: tax-free savings allowance launched Moneywise - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 19:11 GMT

    The first £1,000 of interest earned on savings will be completely tax-free for lower earners from next year, Chancellor George Osborne has announced. In a move to appeal to savers who have suffered from ...

  • Budget 2015: annual tax returns scrapped Moneywise - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 18:30 GMT

    The government is to scrap self-assessment tax returns in a move that will please millions of individuals and small businesses forced to comply with the "time-consuming" tax return system. During ...

  • Debt relief and bankruptcy rules to change Moneywise - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 16:28 GMT

    Financially vulnerable people will find it easier to access debt relief under plans announced by the government today. Business minister Jo Swinson has revealed that the maximum amount of debt that can ...

  • The pros and cons of getting married in later life Moneywise - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 14:26 GMT

    We're a nation of old romantics according to the latest marriage statistics. The figures, compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that almost 33,000 people aged 55-plus said ‘I do' in ...

  • Budget 2015: winners and losers Moneywise - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 12:27 GMT

    George Osborne's sixth budget was reasonably muted, with none of the shock value of last year's announcements on pensions. That said, there will be many winners and losers from the many policies and consultations ...

  • Banks launch 'Midata' current account comparison tool Moneywise - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 12:11 GMT

    Current account holders will soon be alerted to whether they could be getting a better deal with another bank. From 26 March 2015, online banking customers will be given access to "midata" – ...

  • Budget 2015: 'flexible' Isas announced Moneywise - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 17:49 GMT

    Chancellor George Osborne has announced a "radically more flexible Isa" by allowing people to repay in any money they withdraw from their accounts from this autumn. Delivering his 2015 Budget, ...

  • Budget 2015: Duty on beer and cider cut, fuel duty frozen Moneywise - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 17:40 GMT

    Chancellor George Osborne delivered some good cheer for drinkers and motorists during today's Budget. For the third year in a row, beer duty was cut by a penny per pint, while duty on cider, Scotch whisky ...

  • Budget 2015: Personal allowance to rise again Moneywise - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 16:53 GMT

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced a further increase in the personal allowance from £10,600 in 2015-16 to £10,800 in 2016-17. The personal allowance is the amount of income people ...

  • Budget 2015: lifetime pension allowance slashed Moneywise - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 16:42 GMT

    George Osborne has confirmed that the lifetime allowance is to be cut from £1.25 million to £1 million from April 2016, but will then rise in line with inflation from 2018. The allowance, which caps the ...

  • Budget 2015: Osborne clamps down on corporate tax evasion Moneywise - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 16:23 GMT

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will introduce new measures designed to raise £3.1 billion in previously lost corporation tax. In his budget speech on Wednesday the Chancellor confirmed that ...

  • Budget 2015: Annuity holders granted right to sell Moneywise - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 16:07 GMT

    George Osborne has confirmed that some five million existing annuity holders will be given the right to sell their contract in return for a lump sum from April 2016. The move will give those pensioners ...

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