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