Finance in the News – w/c 25.10.21

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

FINANCIAL TIMES
Getting heard on climate: small investors take on big companies
Retail shareholders can get organised and can push for change if they band together.
UK’s first green savings bond offers lower rate than competitors
Just 0.65% on government-backed savings scheme.
Wealth managers predict strong growth as clients invest pandemic savings
Funds under management at St James’s Place up 14% since January.
Bitcoin ETF rules leave UK investors out of global craze
Under-30s in survey keen to see a regulated route into cryptocurrencies.
Demographic trends that can guide your investments
14m baby-boomers heading towards retirement is a good reason to look at healthcare.
Squid Game has lessons for investors
Saving should not be a gamble but are you taking too little risk?

THE TIMES
Now Rishi Sunak is coming for your pension when you die
You can inherit a pension tax-free — but this perk’s days are numbered.
How to tell if your bitcoin trades are safe
Cryptocurrencies are booming again, but you need to pick the right way to buy.
A midlife crisis: ISA trap snares the over-40s
Transferring your savings to a better-paying Lifetime ISA can be impossible, leaving you stuck on a pitiful rate.

THE TELEGRAPH
18 million energy customers at risk of rising bills
Households face rising direct debits and longer waiting times.
The best small cities to live in – where house prices are rising fastest
Compact, liveable cities have bucked the pandemic-fuelled urban exodus.
Money Makeover: ‘Should I use £450k to invest, become a landlord or pay off my mortgage?’
What is the most efficient way to fund retirement? Add to savings or cut down costs?

THE GUARDIAN / OBSERVER
Interest rates may be rising soon. Will your finances stand the strain?
Market-watchers are expecting an increase as early as next month. Here’s how it would hit mortgages, savings and debt.
American Express to raise credit card interest rates by more than 2%
Experts say move by Amex from February could encourage other providers to follow suit.

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