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Over-55s failing to include family when it comes to planning for retirement

Millions of over-55s are failing to include their family in important decisions about their retirement income with potentially devastating consequences. The Spring 2014 edition of Aviva’s Real Retirement Report explores the views of those from three distinctive stages of retirement – pre-retiree (aged 55-64 years), retiring (aged 65-74 years) and long-term retired (aged over-75 years). […]

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Claims management companies face punishing fines

Rogue Claims Management Companies (CMCs) responsible for providing bad service and bombarding people with nuisance calls, face fines totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds under new plans announced recently by Justice Minister Lord Faulks QC. CMCs that flout the rules will now be able to be fined for breaches, including: using information gathered by unlawful, […]

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The changing mortgage interest rate future

Legal & General’s latest quarterly Mortgage Mood survey has revealed that 68% of homeowners surveyed fear a mortgage rate rise in the next 12 months, but the majority of that group (45%) believe that rates won’t increase by more than 1%. Looking forward two years, over half of the homeowners (52%) feel that rates still […]

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September Market Commentary

The phrase ‘the world looked a dangerous place’ has been used many times to describe the status of the markets. Never has that seemed more true than in August. In Northern Iran/Iraq the Islamic State continues to gather momentum and the world expressed outrage at the murder of US journalist, James Foley. Towards the end […]

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