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QROPS: Pension Liberation Scammers Looking Overseas Now

HMRC, the tax man and pension providers have all expressed concern that pension liberation scammers may now be using offshore schemes for their swindle, regardless of whether the saver lives overseas or not. A QROPS is a platform for those who either currently live overseas or plan to within the next 12 months. It offers […]

Gordon Brown’s Legacy Remains

Despite proving as short lived a Prime Minister as can be recently recalled, the true extent of Gordon Brown’s effect on the lives of the working man can be traced back to 1997 when he was chancellor. It has now been revealed exactly how much Gordon Brown single handedly decimated final salary schemes to the […]

Global Balance Of Economic Power Is Shifting

Ebbing and flowing economic power around the globe has caused the British government to look at how changing wealth patterns will affect government policy – but they are also a useful indicator for investors as well. The report points out that financial power is not shifting inside traditional national boundaries, but in other more subtle […]

New governor takes over at the Bank of England

A new governor has taken over the helm of the Bank of England as former governor Sir Mervyn King stepped down to retire. Mark Carney has joined the bank from the Bank of Canada and is now officially installed as governor. The £874,000 a year job makes him one of Britain’s best-paid public servants. Chancellor […]

Six Steps To Choosing The Right Currency Broker

Anyone switching Sterling overseas has a choice of several services, including banks, money transfer services and specialist brokers. Many advertise no commission and cheap rates, so comparing features is not always easy – and the cheapest is not always the best. So to help choose the right foreign currency exchange deal, consider these six key […]

India Regulates Financial Advice After Fraud Scandals

Fraud and poor advice standards have forced a crackdown on financial advisors in India. All financial advisors will have to register with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and will have to take out a licence to trade. Registered investment advisors will have to display a certificate of registration, although some, such as […]

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Average Pensioner Retires Owing £34,000

Debts are weighing down the over 55s so much that many have no choice other than borrowing against

How Much Will You Need To Save For Retirement?

The big unknown for retirement savers is how long they are likely to live and how much money they

Pensioners Regret Not Saving Enough Retirement Cash

The biggest regret for most pensioners is that they failed to start saving or make the right

Young Savers Expect To Retire Too Early

Young workers seem to have an unrealistic expectation that they will live longer and have more money