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Mortgage borrowing impacting long term savings and GDP growth, warns NIESR

Mortgage borrowing impacting long term savings and GDP growth, warns NIESR

A UK obsession with home ownership means mortgages are crowding out other forms of long term savings and investment, with potentially significant repercussions for individual pension savings and the UK economy as a whole, according to NIESR research for the ABI.

15 Nov 2017

Gender savings gap leaves half of women unprepared for retirement

Gender savings gap leaves half of women unprepared for retirement

The gender savings gap leaves over half of female workers feeling financially unprepared for retirement, according to research from Close Brothers and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.

09 Nov 2017

Post-rate rise mortgage worries spark rush in gold buying

Post-rate rise mortgage worries spark rush in gold buying

The Pure Gold Company has seen a 64% rise in first-time buyers investing in physical gold since the Bank of England increased interest rates, initially prompting a near 2% rise in the gold price.

06 Nov 2017

Nationwide calls for Help to Buy ISA extension in Budget

Nationwide calls for Help to Buy ISA extension in Budget

Nationwide is calling for the Government to extend and enhance Help to Buy ISA in the upcoming Budget.

06 Nov 2017

Nationwide reveals rate rise plans

Nationwide reveals rate rise plans

Nationwide Building Society has outlined its response to a potential rate rise this week, pledging further 0.50% cuts to residential mortgage rates.

30 Oct 2017

Leeds BS launches 1.35% one year ISA

Leeds BS launches 1.35% one year ISA

From this Friday, Leeds Building Society will improve the rate on its one year fixed rate ISA to 1.35%, which it says is currently the highest available on the market.

04 Oct 2017

Teachers BS launches new Home Saver account

Teachers BS launches new Home Saver account

Teachers Building Society has launched a new Union Home Saver for members of the NEU, which offers £600 cashback to teachers who subsequently take out a mortgage with the Society.

29 Sep 2017

Former FCA/PRA senior advisor joins Alliance Trust Savings

Former FCA/PRA senior advisor joins Alliance Trust Savings

Alliance Trust Savings has appointed Ron Baxter, a former senior advisor at the FCA and at the Bank of England's Prudential Regulatory Authority, as Chair of its Board.

26 Sep 2017

Residential property investment platform launches

Residential property investment platform launches

Residential property investment platform, Homegrown, has launched today, focusing solely on the construction of new homes.

08 Sep 2017

Assetz Capital to launch IFISA following FCA authorisation

Assetz Capital to launch IFISA following FCA authorisation

Peer-to-peer platform Assetz Capital has received full authorisation from the FCA.

06 Sep 2017

 

Cash ISA savings see £20 billion collapse

Cash ISA savings see £20 billion collapse

The amount subscribed to cash ISAs has fallen by almost £20 billion, from £58.7 billion in 2015/16 to £39.2 billion in 2016/17, according to figures published today bu HMRC.

31 Aug 2017

Standard Life & Aberdeen Asset Mgmt merger confirmed

Standard Life & Aberdeen Asset Mgmt merger confirmed

The £11bn merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management has completed, the group has reported today.

14 Aug 2017

Octopus launches Innovative Finance ISA

Octopus launches Innovative Finance ISA

Octopus Investments has launched its Innovative Finance ISA through peer-to-peer lending product Octopus Choice.

09 Aug 2017

Scottish Friendly launches plan to correct Lifetime ISA 'flaws'

Scottish Friendly launches plan to correct Lifetime ISA 'flaws'

Scottish Friendly has outlined a series of recommendations to enhance the Lifetime ISA, calling on the Government to reform the product to ensure it serves its dual purpose of helping young people to save for retirement or to buy their own home.

04 Aug 2017

Consumers choosing financial security over rates or service

Consumers choosing financial security over rates or service

British consumers view security as the most important factor when selecting a bank or savings account, ahead of interest rates or good customer service, according to a survey from Aldermore.

24 Jul 2017

Charter Savings Bank ups 1 year fixed ISA rate

Charter Savings Bank ups 1 year fixed ISA rate

Charter Savings Bank has raised the rate on its 1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA by 0.05%. It now offers 1.21% AER.

21 Jul 2017

Nearly half of women still not investing despite gender pay gap decreasing

Nearly half of women still not investing despite gender pay gap decreasing

Data released today shows a significant minority of women are still not planning to put any money aside into pensions or other investments, despite the pay gap being at its lowest since records began in 1997.

21 Jul 2017

18-24 year olds saving more than any other generation

18-24 year olds saving more than any other generation

Young adults are more likely to be saving regularly than any other generation, according to Aldermore research.

17 Jul 2017

Kuflink launches IFISA and new investment options

Kuflink launches IFISA and new investment options

P2P platform Kuflink has announced the launch its Innovative Finance ISA as well as two investment options for investors.

03 Jul 2017

Household savings rate plunges to record low

Household savings rate plunges to record low

This data is likely to set alarm bells ringing; whether this is in fact evidence of a confident economy or peak complacency remains to be seen.

30 Jun 2017

New 'Brexit Bond' offers 2% bonus on Pound:Euro prediction

New 'Brexit Bond' offers 2% bonus on Pound:Euro prediction

The Family Building Society has launched a new 'Brexit Bond' with two options - one for those who are optimistic about Brexit negotiations and one for those who feel pessimistic about Britain’s attempt to leave Europe.

14 Jun 2017

What will a hung parliament mean for pensions and savings policy?

What will a hung parliament mean for pensions and savings policy?

Hargreaves Lansdown predicts that even if the Conservatives manage to form the next government, there will be changes in the Treasury and DWP following Simon Kirby and Jane Ellison losing their seats.

09 Jun 2017

Skipton to launch first cash Lifetime ISA on Thursday

Skipton to launch first cash Lifetime ISA on Thursday

Skipton Building Society has confirmed that it will be the first lender to launch a cash Lifetime ISA from Thursday 8th June.

06 Jun 2017

APFA to merge with the Wealth Management Association

APFA to merge with the Wealth Management Association

The Association of Professional Financial Advisers and the Wealth Management Association have announced their intention to merge to become the Investment Management & Financial Advice Association.

11 May 2017

Royal London calls for lower ISA allowance as 'dash for cash' continues

Royal London calls for lower ISA allowance as 'dash for cash' continues

The Government should consider reintroducing separate lower limits for cash ISAs to avoid a ‘dash for cash’, according to Royal London.

03 May 2017

Are tax breaks key to tacking the intergenerational wealth divide?

Are tax breaks key to tacking the intergenerational wealth divide?

Parents are keen to fund early inheritance gifts to help their children financially, according to Key Retirement research, which found strong support for tax breaks on a 'living inheritance'.

26 Apr 2017

Paradigm's Morrow launches online advice firm

Paradigm's Morrow launches online advice firm

A new online financial advice service launches today offering regulated advice to savers and investors regardless of age, wealth or stock market experience.

24 Apr 2017

Momentum launches new 'clearer charges' property SIPP

Momentum launches new 'clearer charges' property SIPP

Momentum Pensions has launched a SIPP product to 'help tackle the lack of transparency in the property purchase market', and has redesigned all of its SIPP range to have clearer charges.

18 Apr 2017

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