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The forgotten children in company pensions

Peter McGahan
IN June the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the regulatory body governing pension transfers, scrapped the starting position for transferring a company pension (defined benefit scheme).

Beware the dangers of financial scams

Michael Kennedy
AS a financially savvy person who obviously reads all the right newspaper columns, you do, quite rightly, devote your energies to securing and increasing your wealth – be it through pension saving, saving in an Isa, or investments.

Is my company pension guaranteed?

Peter McGahan
LAST week we began the journey of explaining the current potential scandal that is ‘transferring out a company pension scheme’.

Do I transfer from my company pension?

Peter McGahan
Do I transfer from my company pension? It’s a question we’ve been asked lots of late and we couldn’t be faced with a longer answer.

Your guide to the world of Isas

Michael Kennedy
Do you have an individual savings account, better known as an Isa? If so, you will be aware that there are two main types: the Cash Isa, and the Stocks and Shares Isa.

Advisers accused of misleading clients on costs

Peter McGahan
LAST week I talked about the impact of risk on your investments and pensions but failed to mention one of the biggest risks I see within an investor’s (or pension investor’s) hard earned money.

Netting a Bargain: Your guide to savvy shopping

Jonathan Campbell
- WANT an extra £5 to spend at Amazon? Top up your account balance using the new PayPoint option in certain bricks-and-mortar businesses and you'll get a bonus £5 when you add £20 or more of credit.

You can plan for sickness

Michael Kennedy
Have you heard that for people who are off work on long-term sick the banks are saying 'Just you take a good rest, and don’t worry about the mortgage, until you get better'? Nope, me neither.

Investing – like crossing the road

Peter McGahan
Risk. What on earth is that then? The choice of walking straight across the road rather than walking 20m to the pedestrian crossing? With that split decision comes to component parts – the potential for return and the potential for loss.

Korea, China and stock markets

Peter McGahan
Following last week’s review on the impact of Korea on markets, I had a number of calls asking for further information regarding the instability it would cause.

Don’t get burnt by summer taxes

Janette Burns
QUESTION : My daughter is home for the summer from university and has been working full-time in a small local business to help pay for the costs of university life.

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