Finance in the News – w/c 06.09.21


Short summaries of recent articles we think you will find useful from some of the UK’s broadsheets.


Why financial literacy is a passport to financial freedom
Support the FT’s campaign to improve prospects of millions in Britain and around the world.
Pension contributions hold up well despite Covid
While pandemic hit many workers hard, most stuck to their retirement saving plans.
Challenger banks raise deposit rates in funding drive
Savers can get best rates in more than 15 months if they switch now.
UK house prices increase sharply in August
Nationwide says 2.1% monthly rise is second largest in 15 years.
Beijing’s tech sector shock casts a long shadow
Action against online groups raises doubts about investing in China as a whole.
Investors eye labour market inflation risks
While equities remain strong, fears grow about the bull run ending.


How Woodford investors lost £1.1bn from bungled fire sale
Could more have been made from the disposal of the £3.46bn Equity Income fund? David Brenchley does the sums.
How to save £1,110 a month in mortgage repayments
Couple switched twice and have saved a fortune. You can cut your costs and repay the loan early.
Fined for a late tax return? Try appealing — eight out of ten succeed
Eight out of ten people who appealed against fines for completing their tax return late have had them cancelled or reduced.


‘Put up VAT instead’: what Telegraph readers think of Boris Johnson’s tax rise plans
Telegraph readers are divided on Government plans to raise National Insurance as a means of funding social care in a new policy expected to be announced as early as today.
The towns with the biggest house price rises
Property prices in some areas have jumped by a fifth in a year.
Five top trusts to tap into the private equity boom
The value of private companies is surging – here’s how investors can benefit.


Flood warning: how to protect your home as insurance hikes seep in
Now is the time to take action, with extreme weather incidents on the rise.
Four weeks to financial fitness: 28 steps to get your money into shape
From pensions to savings, and broadband to energy bills, check if you have made the right choices.

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