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Friday 5: shares see red in role reversal

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:48

It's been a bad week for shares but emerging markets and some bonds edged higher, according to our 'Accumulator' table. 

Can you afford a 7.5% mortgage? Lenders want to know

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 11, 2014 at 15:41

Lenders are under orders to check borrowers can afford to repay their mortgages when interest rates start to rise next year.

Budget reforms could revive pension mortgages

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 08, 2014 at 13:46

Pension mortgages have all but died out but could be revived after the Budget reforms to savings.

Reprieve for savers who change mind over annuities

by Daniel Grote on Apr 10, 2014 at 12:55

No tax penalties for those who change mind and pensioners handed more time to decide what to do with their savings.

Consumer panel challenges pension schemes to cut costs

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:54

Sue Lewis of the Financial Services Consumer Panel helped reform the annuity market and now wants to tackle expensive pensions.

Week Ahead: markets brace for four-day frenzy of figures

by Daniel Grote on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:07

After a quiet few days on the data front, markets will have plenty to get their teeth stuck into over the coming week.

Planning to raid your pension pot? Be wary of inflation

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 15, 2014 at 15:22

For those planning to strip money out of their pension, be warned that inflation will quickly erode its value.

Rate hike still on cards for our 'Goldilocks' economy

by Daniel Grote on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:17

Another fall in inflation does not dent economists' confidence of interest rate rises at the beginning of next year.

Week Ahead: Washington braces for battle of the banks

by Daniel Grote on Apr 04, 2014 at 16:14

The eyes of investors will be on Washington next week, as global policymakers gather for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings.

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