Finance in the News – w/c 19.04.21

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

FINANCIAL TIMES

High street’s woes hit private landlords
Property investors struggle to navigate exit from pandemic and the advance of online shopping.
Taper traps can leave you paying 60% taxes
It’s Rishi Sunak’s turn to simplify the system — he could start by scrapping tapers.
Surging inflows into ETFs hit $1tn in record-breaking 12-month streak
Demand for the funds accelerated in the first quarter on growing optimism for an economic recovery.
Could moving my money help save the planet?
Taking a greener approach with your bank account, investments and pension could have a big impact.
Widely used UK fund comparison tool adds ETFs for first time
Investment Association’s framework will measure fees and performance of 530 ETFs against active products.
Should investors play the UK reopening trade?
Pub goers are full of cheer as the economy opens up, and so too are investors in domestic stocks.

THE TIMES

Is this the future of care after Covid?
With the costs of care likely to soar, the sandwich generation may need other ways to fill the gaps.
0.99% mortgages are back
Homeowners will soon be able to get a mortgage rate below 1 per cent for the first time since the pandemic began.
Mortgages: at last, a piece of good news for the self-employed
Lenders have relaxed their rules in a sign that they think earnings will recover.

THE TELEGRAPH

Money Makeover: ‘We have £340k invested in buy-to-let – how should we plan for retirement?’
Advise on how you can manage your portfolio tax efficiently.
Quarter of homes selling within a week of coming to market
The super-charged property market has put vendors in the driving seat, with asking prices up 2.1% between March and April.
How middle England can avoid a 55pc pension tax hit
Anyone with £500,000 and above could face the punitive tax bills.

THE GUARDIAN / OBSERVER

GPs to prescribe financial advice to patients with long-term conditions
Under London pilot scheme support workers will help people claim benefits and deal with debts.
Green investment bond offers 9% return – but there is a risk
While the climate-themed product seems attractive, it is not for the faint-hearted.

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