Finance in the News – w/c 14.09.20


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


“Your savings in the time of pandemic”
Whether you’re a super saver, debt slayer or big spender, finding the right deal on your finances is key.
“Record number of underperforming ‘dog’ funds”
List of 150 funds reveals the severe impact of pandemic on returns.
“Robo-advisers make slow progress gaining ground with investors”
Use of robos is highest among millennials and Generation X households.
“£2tn ‘at risk from pension tricksters’”
Consumer freedoms expose savers to greater risk of being scammed.
“Do you really need to buy a property now?”
The currently vibrant market is distorted by the mortgage and stamp duty holidays.
“How the wealth industry risks failing its clients”
Technology and processes must help bring people closer to their money.


“As cash dies, should you give your six-year-old a bank card?”
Handing out pocket money is tricky in the digital age. Kenza Bryan looks at the cost and safety of apps aimed at children.
“Mortgage gulf grows wider for cash‑strapped buyers”
Getting on the ladder is hard when your savings earn nothing.
“Current accounts have the banks going into battle”
High street giants are queueing up to sweet talk us all into switching.


“Legal tax loopholes for pensioners: how to pay less in retirement”
Pensioners cut spending in fear of running out of pension cash.
“Renters ditch London and flee to suburbia seeking more space”
Tenant applications in cities have dropped by 23%, but they are up in small towns and suburbs as renters seek more space for their money.
“Next’s dividend and negative interest rates could shape the market this week”
The FTSE 350 crept up 1pc last week whilst European and American markets fluctuated.


“Want to buy shares online? Here’s how to get started”
Covid-19 pandemic pushes traditional savers to consider other options but there are golden rules.
“Reprieve for renters facing eviction in England and Wales”
Housing secretary offers lifeline in lockdown areas and announces Christmas ‘truce’.

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