Savings rates tumble


Since the end of August savings rates have tumbled unceremoniously, making life harder for savers looking for a good deal. So, what is going on? There are several plausible explanations for the raft of rate cuts from saving providers. And much of it joins together to paint a wider negative picture.

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Pensions warning for women


Women are likely to struggle in old age as a “part-time pensions penalty’ means they will be £106,000 worse off than men at retirement, a report has warned. Working fewer hours, either to raise a family or care for elderly parents, results in a 47% reduction in women’s pension wealth compared with men by their late 50s.

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