Personal finance

Pensions drawdown disaster

Pension providers will have to offer default drawdown options after many savers ended up in cash funds that generated no investment growth and leave them worse off.
When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa or pension, there are several investment platforms or online brokers to choose from, all offering different fee structures to suit varying individual investing habits.

How to invest in a stocks and shares Isa

In this short video tutorial, Ed Bowsher runs through the nuts and bolts of opening a stocks and shares Isa, and gives you some investment ideas to consider.


Some good news at last for landlords?

It doesn’t happen often these days, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there might be something in the next Budget that MoneyWeek readers will like.

Civil partners to benefit

Reform to civil partnerships should allow more couples to make the most of financial protections.

Altmann: warnings on women’s state pension ignored

Former pensions minister Ros Altmann has claimed her warnings that changes to the state-pension age would have a detrimental impact on women were ignored at all levels of government.

Give packaged bank accounts a chance

Although the idea of paying for a bank account is irritating, the perks you get in return can be highly valuable. Ruth Jackson explains.

Save into your pension while you can

Fiddling with pension tax relief could be a nice little earner for a government hungry for cash, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Save what you can while you can.

Pensions relief in doubt, once again

The chancellor is said to have pension funds in sight once again: specifically the £40bn annual cost of tax relief on contributions.

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