State pension fury: 1950s woman claims age change has ‘screwed people out of thousands’ | Personal Finance | Finance

Caller Karen from Lowestoft revealed her father has leukemia but she can’t afford to take time off work and care for him. The 63-year-old, three years away from retiring, said people her age have been “screwed”. The retirement age for women rose to 65 to bring it into line with men and will go up to 66 by 2020, and 67 by 2028. Speaking to More...

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By admin On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Planning for retirement: Boosting pensions to state pension income – five questions to ask | Personal Finance | Finance

This week marks Talk Money Talk Pensions Week, an initiative by the Money and Pensions Service which aims to get more people talking about money and pensions. And, as the week gets well underway, Standard Life More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Bitcoin value slips into danger zone | City & Business | Finance

On the back of an already poor week for BTC where it suffered a 6 percent fall across seven days, there had been hope among traders for a bounceback away from the $8,600 to $8,400 that threatened to drag it More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Pound US dollar exchange rate rises, all Tory candidates back Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal | City & Business | Finance

Jasper Lawler, the Head of Research at London Capital Group, said: “All 634 Conservative candidates in the coming… election have pledged to back Boris Johnson’s deal.” “In the narrow context of this More...

By admin On Monday, November 18th, 2019
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Pound Euro exchange rate: UK election optimism sparks GBP/EUR gains | City & Business | Finance

This means the chances of his deal being passed through parliament have increased, reducing the odds of a no-deal Brexit. While some economists are concerned that Sterling’s gains may be limited, further More...

By admin On Monday, November 18th, 2019
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State pension age: Pension Credit claimants could qualify for Warm Home Discount Scheme | Personal Finance | Finance

The winter can be an expensive time for a whole host of reasons, and many people can be concerned about the cost of increasing their use of gas and electricity during this time. In order to help people make More...

By admin On Sunday, November 17th, 2019
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What’s it like to be mortgage free? Homeowners on what paying off mortgage meant for them | Personal Finance | Finance

Mortgages are something many homeowners have, however that’s not to say that they are unable to ponder what it is like to be without the regular outgoing. That was the case for one Mumsnet user, who asked More...

By admin On Sunday, November 17th, 2019
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Inheritance Tax warning: Why life insurance payout could end up being subject to IHT | Personal Finance | Finance

For instance, if one leaves everything above the £325,000 threshold to their spouse, civil partner, a charity, or a community amateur sports club, then there is normally no Inheritance Tax to pay. During one’s More...

By admin On Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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Tesco Clubcard Plus: Should you pay monthly cost for savings and deals? New card EXPLAINED | Personal Finance | Finance

For the first time, a UK supermarket has launched a loyalty subscription service. Under the Clubcard Plus scheme, customers pay monthly for the service. So what do customers get in return? Subscribers to the More...

By admin On Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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Cold Weather Payments: What temperature for Cold Weather Payment to be due? | Personal Finance | Finance

If a person has had a baby or a child under five comes to live with them. Should a person get Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or income-related Employment and Support Allowance, and they’ve More...