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Telegraph.co.ukEquity release popularity amongst pensioners is growingTelegraph.co.ukMany endowment plans have failed to live up to the forecasts given when they were sold, leaving people forced to find alternative ways to pay off their mortgages. In 2010, less than one in five of those who released equity from their homes used the ...and more »
Telegraph.co.ukOwners are releasing more wealth from their homesTelegraph.co.ukDean Mirfin, technical director at Key Retirement said: “The average equity release customer is benefiting to the tune of over £72,000 from the wealth built up in their homes, easily outstripping the average amounts being released from pension funds.”.
E.ON and Age UK urged to refund pensioners over fuel dealThe GuardianThe Sun newspaper claimed that Age UK recommended a special rate from E.ON costing pensioners £1,049 a year – £245 more than its cheapest rate. It said the charity received about £41 from E.ON for every person it signed up to the deal, totalling £6m a ...and more »
Get SurreyCCTV appeal after elderly woman, 82, targeted in 'callous' credit card scamGet SurreyA "callous con" saw heartless thieves steal five credit cards from an 82-year-old women after duping her over the phone. Surrey Police has released CCTV images after the elderly resident in Ashford was targeted in September. The victim received a call ...
city housing shortage stunt Irish mortgage gLondon South East (registration) (blog)Irish banks that lent too much to mortgage customers before collapsing in 2008 are now back in profit but struggling to lend into a dysfunctional mortgage market where the central bank intervened last year to set tough lending limits. Ireland was left ...and more »
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Homeless man accepts credit cards - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukHomeless man accepts credit cardsTelegraph.co.ukHe takes Visa and MasterCard, naturally American Express will do nicely, with the money being transferred to his account thanks to a smartphone attachment which can read credit cards. The phone – nicknamed the Obamaphone – was provided by the US ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

HSBC money laundering report must be made public - US judge - Reuters UK

Reuters UKHSBC money laundering report must be made public - US judgeReuters UKA federal judge has ordered the release of a report detailing how well HSBC Holdings Plc has complied with anti-money laundering requirements imposed by U.S. regulators when the British bank was fined $1.92 billion three years ago. ... Cherkasky's ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

Revealed: Osborne's 'pension revolution' will cost young professionals £161263 - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukRevealed: Osborne's 'pension revolution' will cost young professionals £161263Telegraph.co.ukMeanwhile a basic-rate taxpaying 55-year-old could receive a welcome £8,928 boost to their retirement fund if the Treasury opts for a 33pc flat rate of tax relief. katie.morley@telegraph.co.uk. • The best of Telegraph Money: get our weekly newsletter ...Pensions tax relief could go this Budget: JohnsonFT Adviserall 13 news articles »
(29-01-2016)

Don't be caught out by Osborne's raft of reforms to pension system - Yorkshire Post

Yorkshire PostDon't be caught out by Osborne's raft of reforms to pension systemYorkshire PostMr Baxter said: “For those with total pension funds already in excess of £1m, then Individual Protection may be more appropriate ... this gives them a personal Lifetime Allowance equivalent to the value of the pension fund at April 5, 2016 subject to a ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

Why haven't new retirement income products materialised? - FT Adviser

Why haven't new retirement income products materialised?FT AdviserFiona Tait, pension specialist at Royal London, said the pension freedoms were brought in with less than 14 months to implement them, which was a very tight timescale for firms to effect a wholescale change to products and systems. “Pension companies ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

Your RRSP: Learn from the pros - Toronto Star

Toronto StarYour RRSP: Learn from the prosToronto StarIn fact, it may be the only pension plan you'll ever have, apart from the CPP, as fewer employers offer retirement benefits these days. So you'd better take good care ... Continental Europe has drawn 11 per cent of the CPP's money, Asia excluding Japan ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

Unexpected £330 fee for EE 'dongle' - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukUnexpected £330 fee for EE 'dongle'Telegraph.co.uk'How did I go over credit card limit?' • 'Excuse me BT, where is my £25 iPhone?' EE was determined that ... Then, in view of what are very exceptional circumstances, it negated the remaining £330 debt and made sure this incident would not impinge on ...
(29-01-2016)

Pensions tax relief could go this Budget: Johnson - FT Adviser

Pensions tax relief could go this Budget: JohnsonFT AdviserTax relief is not an incentive to save, it is a personal tax planning tool.” Mr Johnson admitted that he had ... The lifetime allowance was also deemed “a licence to print money for consultants” by Mr Johnson, who called for it to be scrapped ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

Tori Spelling forks out on extravagantly expensive cake despite money worries - Daily Mail

Daily MailTori Spelling forks out on extravagantly expensive cake despite money worriesDaily MailIt was reported only last week by TMZ that Tori is allegedly being sued by American Express for an unpaid credit card balance of $37,981.97. According to legal documents obtained by the news outlet, Tori's last attempt to pay off the debt came on June ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

Money manager capitalism harms us all - Financial Times

Money manager capitalism harms us allFinancial Times... dividends from a maximum of 98 per cent down to 40 per cent; she introduced the concept of tax-free investment wrappers with personal equity plans (PEPs); she deregulated the stock exchange and dragged the private investor into the market via her ...
(29-01-2016)

HSBC online banking is 'attacked' - BBC News

BBC NewsHSBC online banking is 'attacked'BBC NewsHSBC says it "successfully defended" an attack on its online banking system but services are disrupted on a key day for many people's personal finances. The bank is apologising to customers trying to login to its online banking which, for many, is ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

HMRC signals the end of the tax return - Financial Times

Financial TimesHMRC signals the end of the tax returnFinancial TimesThe end of January is a time of year that generally prompts a feeling of impending doom for many of the 10m plus people in the UK who must go through the annual torture of completing their tax return. Surrounded by ... Despite the challenges, HMRC says ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

Tax returns — is this really the end? - Financial Times

Financial TimesTax returns — is this really the end?Financial TimesThe end of January is a time of year that generally prompts a feeling of impending doom for many of the 10m plus people in the UK who must go through the annual penury of completing their tax return. Surrounded by yellowing receipts, sheaves of ...and more »
(29-01-2016)

Weekly Money: the news stories that we noticed 25 to 29 January - The Independent

The IndependentWeekly Money: the news stories that we noticed 25 to 29 JanuaryThe Independent“Now is the time to check whether you can get more for your money elsewhere – the chance is that you'll be able to save a bundle,” said Hannah Maundrell of money.co.uk. The price increases were announced in December and included a 400 per cent hike ...
(29-01-2016)

Pensions tax relief will go this Budget - FT Adviser

Pensions tax relief will go this BudgetFT AdviserTax relief is not an incentive to save, it is a personal tax planning tool.” Mr Johnson admitted that he had ... The lifetime allowance was also deemed “a licence to print money for consultants” by Mr Johnson, who called for it to be scrapped ...and more »
(29-01-2016)
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