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Natalie Stanton

The soaring cost of funerals
Personal finance

The soaring cost of funerals

The costs of arranging a funeral have gone up in recent years. Natalie Stanton looks at the best ways of planning for the future.
14 Oct 2016
Managing your money at uni
Personal finance

Managing your money at uni

Hundreds of thousands of 18-year-olds are leaving home for university for the first time. Natalie Stanton rounds up the top money-saving tips for new …
30 Sep 2016
How to fund your university studies
Personal finance

How to fund your university studies

Going to university can be an expensive time in your life. Natalie Stanton looks at some of the ways to cut down on the costs.
23 Sep 2016
Selling your house? Beware this new scam
Property

Selling your house? Beware this new scam

Criminals are targeting a new group of victims: people buying and selling houses. Natalie Stanton explains how you can avoid getting caught out.
16 Sep 2016
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Students: stretch your cash
Personal finance

Students: stretch your cash

University can be an expensive time, so you'll want to make your money go further. Natalie Stanton hunts down the best offers and deals for students.
16 Sep 2016
How to insure your student digs
Personal finance

How to insure your student digs

As a student, insuring your belongings can rack up, says Natalie Stanton. But there are ways to keep the costs down.
9 Sep 2016
The Greek crisis has gone quiet – but the problems aren’t over
Economy

The Greek crisis has gone quiet – but the problems aren’t over

It’s a year since the Greek crisis was declared to be over. But rather than returning to health, the Greek economy has continued its downward spiral.
26 Aug 2016
Is the US heading for a slump?
Economy

Is the US heading for a slump?

The US should be on the brink of a new recession if history is any guide. But we shouldn't be too quick jump to conclusions.
26 Aug 2016
The women’s pensions crisis
Personal finance

The women’s pensions crisis

The gender gap between men and women when it comes to expected retirement income widened again last year. Natalie Stanton reports.
12 Aug 2016
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Four ways to cut your IHT bill
Personal finance

Four ways to cut your IHT bill

Natalie Stanton explains how you can manage your finances later in life to ensure your family isn’t charged more than necessary when you die.
12 Aug 2016
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How to avoid falling victim to card fraud
Personal finance

How to avoid falling victim to card fraud

The UK has become a hot spot for card and banking fraud. Natalie Stanton explains how to not get caught out.
12 Aug 2016
Negative interest rates: will you have to pay to save?
Economy

Negative interest rates: will you have to pay to save?

Businesses have been warned that they may be charged negative interest rates on their deposits. Should savers be worried, asks Natalie Stanton.
5 Aug 2016
May urged to ditch the triple lock
Personal finance

May urged to ditch the triple lock

The prime minister has been urged to ditch the expensive triple lock pensions guarantee. Natalie Stanton reports.
5 Aug 2016
Your house is no substitute for saving for your pension
Personal finance

Your house is no substitute for saving for your pension

Putting too much weight on using your house to pay your retirement costs is unlikely to be wise, says Natalie Stanton.
3 Aug 2016
Time to move your savings
Personal finance

Time to move your savings

The Financial Conduct Authority has named and shamed banks and building societies offering the lowest interest rates. Natalie Stanton reports.
29 Jul 2016
Shop around for enhanced annuities
Personal finance

Shop around for enhanced annuities

Natalie Stanton explains why when it comes to enhanced annuities it pays to do your research.
22 Jul 2016
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How to transfer pensions
Personal finance

How to transfer pensions

There are times when you may want to switch your pension or pass it on to your family. Natalie Stanton explains.
22 Jul 2016
Lowcostholidays collapse: is your holiday safe?
Personal finance

Lowcostholidays collapse: is your holiday safe?

Almost 140,000 holidaymakers are set to lose out after the collapse of budget travel agency Lowcostholidays. Natalie Stanton looks at the options.
22 Jul 2016
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State pensions provider set to expand
Personal finance

State pensions provider set to expand

Nest – the government-backed retirement scheme provider – could be set greatly to expand its role in pensions provision, says Natalie Stanton.
15 Jul 2016
Should you opt for a ten-year fixed mortgage?
Personal finance

Should you opt for a ten-year fixed mortgage?

This week has seen a flurry of ten-year fixed mortgage deals. What's going on? Natalie Stanton reports.
15 Jul 2016
How safe is your Sipp?
Personal finance

How safe is your Sipp?

How big of a risk does the collapse of an investment firm pose to your pension? Natalie Stanton investigates.
8 Jul 2016
A good deal on holiday cash
Personal finance

A good deal on holiday cash

Natalie Stanton explains how to get the best deals when exchanging your pounds for holiday money.
1 Jul 2016
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The UK’s potential new trade agreements
Economy

The UK’s potential new trade agreements

Countries around the world are already looking at new trade agreements with a UK outside the EU. Natalie Stanton looks at some of the strongest candid…
30 Jun 2016
Should pension deficits come before dividends?
Economy

Should pension deficits come before dividends?

Are putting enough of a priority on ensuring that employees’ pensions are adequately funded? Natalie Stanton reports.
24 Jun 2016
Can cash really trump shares?
Personal finance

Can cash really trump shares?

Conventional wisdom holds that shares are the best place for your money in the long term, and cash in the short. But is this accurate, asks Natalie St…
24 Jun 2016
Buy commercial property where the jobs are
Property

Buy commercial property where the jobs are

Long-term returns from commercial property depend on the local economy, says Natalie Stanton.
17 Jun 2016
Apathy will hit your retirement
Personal finance

Apathy will hit your retirement

Most savers who accessed their pension since the new pensions freedom changes didn’t shop around. Natalie Stanton explains why that's a costly mistake…
17 Jun 2016
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Buy-to-let landlords move into shops
Property

Buy-to-let landlords move into shops

The government is chipping away at the appeal of buy-to-let residential property, says Natalie Stanton, prompting some buyers to look for alternatives…
10 Jun 2016
Final-salary schemes face a squeeze
Personal finance

Final-salary schemes face a squeeze

The government is considering indexing final-salary pension schemes to the lower-rate CPI. There's just one catch, says Natalie Stanton.
10 Jun 2016
How much of your pension can you afford to spend each year?
Personal finance

How much of your pension can you afford to spend each year?

In today's low-interest-rate world, knowing how much pension to draw down can be tricky, says Natalie Stanton.
6 Jun 2016
An end to pension exit fees
Pensions

An end to pension exit fees

The UK financial watchdog is set to crackdown on early exit fees, which charge investors who want to cash in their pensions before a set retirement ag…
6 Jun 2016
Tata seeks to bend rules
Pensions

Tata seeks to bend rules

Government plans to overhaul the pension scheme behind lossmaking Tata Steel could set a dangerous precedent. Natalie Stanton reports.
6 Jun 2016
St George Wharf: London’s empty tower
Property

St George Wharf: London’s empty tower

Huge areas of London’s tallest residential tower, St George Wharf, stand empty because their wealthy owners live elsewhere, says Natalie Stanton.
6 Jun 2016
Who’s to blame for the pension crisis?
Personal finance

Who’s to blame for the pension crisis?

Perhaps Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane should look closer to home when it comes to the problem with pensions.
27 May 2016
New rules for master trusts
Personal finance

New rules for master trusts

The Pensions Bill made an appearance in the Queen's Speech last week. Natalie Stanton looks at what it might mean for your pension.
27 May 2016
House fraud: how to protect your home
Property

House fraud: how to protect your home

Instances of people having their homes stolen are increasing. Natalie Stanton explains how the scam works, and how you can stay safe.
27 May 2016
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