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Pension Freedom Age to Rise Two Years

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The age retirement savers can access their pension cash is going up by two years, a minister has warned. From 2028, the age limit will rise from 55 to 57 years old as the law changes ‘in due course’. Raising the pension freedom age was first signalled in 2014, but no legislation has been forthcoming, … Read more

Cities Where Money Can Buy The Megarich Happiness

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The saying goes money can’t always buy happiness, and for the most part that seems true in a new global city wellbeing index. International property consultants Knight Frank have produced a wealth report for 2020 that charts the fortunes and lifestyles of the megarich and the places where they feel the happiest. One of the … Read more

Over 50s Spending Spree Boosts Economy By Billions

Older consumers are a benefit to the economy rather than a drain on resources, according to new research. The over 50s will spend 63p in every £1 in the UK by 2040 – rising from 54p in the £1 in 2018. And the money is spent across the board rather than on specific goods and … Read more

Watchdog Handles 6m Financial Services Complaints In 6 Months

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Complaints about regulated financial firms rose by a huge 1.7 million to just over 6 million in the second half of last year, according to new data. Although nearly two thirds were about payment protection insurance misselling, that still leaves a shocking 2 million grievances reported by customers. The data comes from watchdog the Financial … Read more

Expat Men Ready To Jump On Plane Home If They Fall Ill

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Most expats are so worried about local health care standards in the countries where they are on assignment that they have emergency plans to go home if they fall seriously ill. New research found that 84% of expat men needed health care while living abroad, with 72% expressing concerns about standards and two-thirds ready to … Read more

Apple Pitches ‘Affordable’ iPhone SE To Smartphone Mid-Market

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Apple has released a new version of the iPhone aimed at offering a more affordable version of the market-leading smartphone. The iPhone SE starts at £419 – around half the price of many other iPhones. The device features a 4.7-inch retina display and touch ID for enhanced security. Apple says the iPhone SE is re-engineered from … Read more

Now Landlords Have To Check For Dirty Air In Buy To Lets

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Dirty air in buy to let homes is the net issue on the agenda for hard-pressed landlords. From next year, property investors must tell renters about pollution levels in their homes before a tenancy starts. The measure is part of ‘material property information’ landlords and home sellers must make available to potential tenants or buyers … Read more

£3m Aid For Brits In Europe Applying For Brexit Visas

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More than a million British expats in Europe can dip into a £3 million emergency fund set up  to protect their post-Brexit residency rights. Charities and other expat support groups in the European Union can access the money with Brits living in Spain, France, Germany, Cyprus and Italy likely to benefit the most. The UK Nationals … Read more