Finance in the News – w/c 24.01.22


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


Could blockchain speed up home buying?
Fintech Coadjute is the latest attempt to streamline UK property transactions.
UK regulator urged to crack down on banks overcharging borrowers
FCA accused of ‘failing the public’ by allowing lenders to charge more than advertised rate.
Watch now: How to get a pay rise in 2022
FT experts answer reader questions on the best ways to negotiate a raise.
Before you scoff at crypto losses, what’s in your portfolio?
As rates rise, investors should look hard at long- duration assets in tech and ESG
‘The Aga’s not included’: tales from an overheated property market
Disputes can flare up between homebuyers and sellers over fixtures and fittings.
Ways to invest your bonus for the long term
Take account of your life plans, tax and risk appetite.

State pension at 72 and more tax. Welcome to year 2060
There will be more pensioners than ever. You need to be ready.
Why you mustn’t say the M-word to insurers
Most private health policies don’t cover the menopause — so report the symptoms, not the cause.
Find your real inflation rate (it’s 140% if you like pasta)
The food blogger Jack Monroe says that the 5.4 per cent inflation figure for the year to December grossly underestimates the true cost of living crisis hitting families.

Investors face tough year as dividends to fall 7% in 2022
Banks and oil companies will serve income-seeking investors best.
The new golden neighbourhoods with house prices higher than London
These super suburbs and cities have recorded huge demand as buyers sought out bigger homes in leafier areas.
Money Makeover: ‘Can I retire next year and live off my buy-to-let properties?’
A reader has £140,000 to invest either in more property or the stock market.

Hopes shattered as banks fail to pass on interest rate rise
The Bank of England upped the base rate to 0.25% in December, but since then only a handful of savers have felt the benefit.
Gove threatens trading ban on cladding firms unless they pay for repairs
Housing secretary gives companies until March to offer sum for cost of removing combustible cladding.

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