New rules to give more pension freedom protection
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced new rules and plans to help make pension choices clearer for over 50s, which it says will help up to 100,000 every year
29 January 2019
Getting an annuity? Providers will soon have to tell you if there's a cheaper deal elsewhere
New rules from the regulator will force firms to tell you if their rivals are cheaper
25 November 2016
Government scraps plan to let you sell your annuity
Proposed new pension freedoms have been binned as they weren't guaranteed to give consumers value for money
18 October 2016
Annuity rates 'hit all time low'
Standard annuity rates have collapsed to all-time lows just weeks after new pension freedoms came into force
23 April 2015
New rules confirmed, which give more protection to savers if their bank fails
The FSCS limit will be increased from £85k to £1 million for temporary balances under new rules outlined by the Bank
1 April 2015
Plans to help savers get the best pension income confirmed
Pension providers will have to give more support to savers accessing their pension pots in future, under FCA plans
26 March 2015
New pension freedoms means it pays to know when you'll die
In tomorrow's Budget, the Chancellor is likely be lauding the most radical changes to private pensions for a generation
17 March 2015
Plans to allow savers to sell their pension income revealed
Five million people who've already bought an annuity will be given the same freedoms as people nearing retirement
16 March 2015
State pension statements now available to the over-55s
Everyone aged-55 and over will now be entitled to a free state pension statement the Government has announced today
7 February 2015
Free pension guidance service branded ‘Pension Wise’
Impartial guidance will be offered over the phone and face-to-face alongside the pension changes due in April
12 January 2015
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Martin Lewis: Take weekly screen grabs of your online energy account in case your supplier goes bust24 September 2021In the first episode of a new series of his live ITV show, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has urged households across the country to take a screenshot of their energy account incase their provider goes bust. In the past couple of weeks alone, five energy providers have gone bust with households expecting a significant rise in energy bills this winter.
JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares24 September 2021Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?
24 September 2021The change, which the Government says will be implemented as soon as Parliamentary time allows for it, will make it illegal for employers to withhold tips from their workers.
Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts when they shop using Sainsbury's 'scan and go' service in stores24 September 2021Nectar card holders can now get personalised discounts of up to 30% off certain items in their Sainsbury's shop when they use its 'scan and go' service in store. But you can't currently get the offers when you shop online at the supermarket.
PCR travel test providers given official warning amid concerns over misleading prices and unfair practices24 September 2021PCR Covid test providers have been told by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to clean up their practices amid concerns they may be breaking consumer law. An open letter has been written by the watchdog identifying a number of "harmful" practices, which it says it will further investigate.
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
16 August 2021
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