Finance in the News – w/c 26.04.21

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

FINANCIAL TIMES

HMRC deadline extension creates state pension headache
Small business owners and those with ‘side hustles’ could face benefit shortfall.
LCF investors in line for £120m government compensation
Treasury to pay bondholders who lost savings when minibond company collapsed.
Pension funds rebuff government fee liberalisation plan
Industry warns of higher charges in scheme ministers hope could boost infrastructure investment.
Rich People’s Problems: Home insecurity
Gates, cameras and home security systems are more costly than you might think.
In a word, tell me how you feel about pensions
Jargon and complexity of the pensions world is a turn-off for many younger investors.
A New Deal for the Young
What policies would make the economy work better for today’s youth?

THE TIMES

First-time buyer mortgage deals are back — that doesn’t mean you’ll get one
You’re going to need a perfect credit score if you want the new 95% loans.
When estate agents are this happy you should stay put
Just because you can buy a house, it doesn’t mean that you should. Just because you can borrow lots of money, that doesn’t mean that it is wise.
How to prepare for the big stock market shift
Unfashionable shares are suddenly surging. Time to rethink your investments.

THE TELEGRAPH

Will house prices rise in the ‘roaring twenties? These five charts offer a clue
The recovery could add more fuel to the fire or reverse the lockdown trends.
Money Makeover: ‘Is £1.8m enough to fund retirement and my children’s education?‘”
Will James Burton’s investments last long enough to fund retirement and set up his four children for life?
The ultimate tracker fund portfolio for income investors
Passive funds own broad sections of the stock and bond markets for a low investment fee.

THE GUARDIAN / OBSERVER

Why parents are choosing to rent their kids’ clothes
The second-hand clothing market is growing fast – and not just for adults. Meet the parents changing the way we’ll dress our children in the future.
UK property sales at 16-year high as house prices soar
Buyers and sellers in March were in rush to complete deals before end of stamp duty holiday.

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