Pensions, savings and investments

DWP bans flat fees for small pension pots

14 Jan 21

Charge cap will remain unchanged at 0.75%.

Pensions dashboard delayed

09 Nov 20

The scheme is due to take effect from 2023.

State pension set for inflation-busting rise in 2021/22

22 Oct 20

The new state pension is set to increase to £179.60.

State pension age increases to 66

06 Oct 20

Men and women now receive their state pension at 66.

FCA confirms support on mortgage deferrals

16 Sep 20

The new guidance comes into effect from today.

House purchases plummet in Q2 2020

07 Sep 20

Fewer than a million customers now on a payment deferral.

Low deposit mortgage deals fall amid pandemic

04 Sep 20

In September mortgage deals fell 26.7%.

Teenagers gain access to child trust funds for first time

01 Sep 20

Around 55,000 accounts are set to mature each month.

More than £30 million lost to pension scams

26 Aug 20

Men in their 50s most vulnerable to fraud.

Self-employed view property as safest retirement option

05 Aug 20

Figures show property dwarfs personal pensions.

Pension savers pause withdrawals in lockdown

28 Jul 20

Tax-free lump sums fell 53% in March and April.

Workers in crisis-hit sectors face savings crisis

06 Jul 20

COVID-19 causes savings gap to widen.

COVID-19 prompts increase in savings habits

03 Jul 20

More households are ‘saving for a rainy day’.

ISA rates slump to record lows

16 Jun 20

Providers pull 329 products in six months to June.

1 in 10 workers stop pension contributions

02 Jun 20

COVID-19 forces some to cut their cloth accordingly.

1.6 million face retirement with no private pension

10 Mar 20

Government statistics reveal shortfall.

Workplace pension participation levels hits new high

05 Mar 20

Participation rate increased 30% over eight years.

IFS: ‘Pensions should be liable for inheritance tax’

02 Mar 20

Cutting pensions tax relief seems unlikely.

'Steady decline' in self-employed savers

25 Feb 20

Active savers’ rate falls 12% in ten years.

Families miss out on £2,000 in tax-free childcare

18 Feb 20

Only 172,000 parents claim the support.

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