Finance in the News – w/c 31.01.22

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

FINANCIAL TIMES

Graduates in England lose as loan repayment threshold is frozen
Salary level kept at £27,295 in move to cut taxpayer funding of further education.
UK homeowners secure £800bn windfall with house price rise
Average property values increased more than 10% last year, according to new analysis.
Bonus season 2022: How does yours measure up?
Record payouts expected as FT readers decide whether to invest, save or spend the spoils.
New collective pension schemes face strict rules in UK
Proposals by the Pensions Regulator require providers to warn members of income fluctuations.
A market crash will depend on which bit of the equation investors got wrong
Proper bubbles involve people convincing themselves that a high-profit, low-inflation environment will be permanent.
Will young investors hang on for the ride?
Markets take a turn for the worse as inflationary pressures weigh on our personal finances.

THE TIMES
HSBC’s boss promised to support local communities. Here’s what his bank did next
Community groups and charities are being charged for banking that used to be free. It could cost them more than money.
Seven secrets for managing your money
Holly Thomas investigates what you can do yourself and when to get advice.
Are you backing Putin’s Russia?
You may not realise it, but your savings may be among the billions of pounds invested in Russian firms.

THE TELEGRAPH
‘I bought a house I couldn’t sell’: nightmare stories and advice for first-time buyers
The number of people getting on the ladder last year was the highest since 2006. We ask the previous generation for their advice.
Tax woes force a million to abandon the self-employed dream
Cost of living crisis and higher tax rates push workers back to full-time employment.
Plunging prices mean investors should flock to technology shares‘”
Popular investment trusts are trading at rare discounts.

THE GUARDIAN / OBSERVER
How to keep your car on the road as lockdown ends and insurance goes up
Premiums are expected to rise by 10% now drivers are back behind the wheel. Only electric cars have escaped.
UK travellers: could the new Brexit rules catch you out?
Holidaymakers with up to 12 months left on a passport could be stopped from taking an EU trip.

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