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Cash Isa deals of the week 13 August 2015

Cash Isa deals of the week 13 August 2015 | savings | Scoop.it
Which? Money provides our weekly round-up of the best cash Isa deals on the market to help you invest your tax-free allowance for 2015/2016.
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Greece battles to convince creditors to unlock bail-out cash

Greece battles to convince creditors to unlock bail-out cash | savings | Scoop.it
Athens waits on decision from Brussels Group over its €3bn reform plan as government fears it could run out of money in the coming weeks
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Is selling your annuity a good cash deal?

Is selling your annuity a good cash deal? | savings | Scoop.it
We answer some of the questions you should be asking before you commit to selling your retirement income
What is the government proposing?
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The death of Isas? One day, you'll be glad you kept yours

The death of Isas? One day, you'll be glad you kept yours | savings | Scoop.it
I wouldn't abandon Isas just because interest on ordinary accounts is going to be tax-free, writes Richard Evans
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Has the cash Isa become pointless? - The Guardian

Has the cash Isa become pointless? - The Guardian | savings | Scoop.it
With its 7.25% tax-free interest rate, people raved about Labour chancellor Gordon Brown’s new savings vehicle in 1999. Not any longer
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Germany powers Europe to recovery

Germany powers Europe to recovery | savings | Scoop.it
Activity in Europe's largest economy surges, helping fledgling eurozone recovery take hold
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Are the new pension freedoms a good idea?

Are the new pension freedoms a good idea? | savings | Scoop.it
George Osborne has confirmed plans to make it easier for pensioners who have already bought an annuity to cash it in, exchanging an income for life with a lump sum.
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A return to capital controls would be a disaster for all of us

A return to capital controls would be a disaster for all of us | savings | Scoop.it
Once such retrograde and disastrous regulations are imposed, they tend not to go away
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How is your pension shaping up?

How is your pension shaping up? | savings | Scoop.it
In the second part of our three pension ‘bootcamps’, we answer questions from fiftysomethings coming up to retirement
Is your pension on track?
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Hargreaves Lansdown enters peer-to-peer to challenge 5pc rates

Hargreaves Lansdown enters peer-to-peer to challenge 5pc rates | savings | Scoop.it
The investment shop hopes to challenge the likes of Zopa with its own offering
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Long winter goes on for savers as Bank marks six years of record-low interest ... - This is Money

Long winter goes on for savers as Bank marks six years of record-low interest ... - This is Money | savings | Scoop.it
The bank rate was cut to its record low in March 2009 amid recession and in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
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Lasting power of attorney: planning for the unexpected

Lasting power of attorney: planning for the unexpected | savings | Scoop.it
An LPA will enable the people you trust to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable toFew of us want to think that we might lose our mental capacity or how we would cope with our financial affairs if we did.
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Pension Tracing Service to be given a boost

Pension Tracing Service to be given a boost | savings | Scoop.it
The government is tripling the size of the free service, which helps people find lost pension cashAnyone who has lost track of a pension they previously paid into has a greater chance of being reunited with it after the government announced today...
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Andrew Sentance on Twitter

Andrew Sentance on Twitter | savings | Scoop.it
UK unemployment/vacancy ratio back to 2.5 = pre-crisis ave. Lab mkt returning to normal, what about interest rates? pic.twitter.com/rU2ICW6NEc
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Eight in 10 bank staff don't know the Isa limit

Eight in 10 bank staff don't know the Isa limit | savings | Scoop.it
Mystery shop finds "shockingly poor" knowledge of cash Isa rules at every major bank and building society
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Press release: Science and maths send girls' future wages soaring

Press release: Science and maths send girls' future wages soaring | savings | Scoop.it
Studying science or maths at A level sends girls’ earnings soaring by a third, a new report reveals today (22 March 2015).
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Bank brings in plastic £5 notes

Bank brings in plastic £5 notes | savings | Scoop.it
The first plastic bank notes in Britain are going into circulation in Scotland, a year ahead of their introduction by the Bank of England.
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Government deals blow to poorer pensioners looking to sell annuities

Government deals blow to poorer pensioners looking to sell annuities | savings | Scoop.it
Up to 650,000 pensioners receiving means-tested benefits may be blocked from selling their annuities under the government's plans.
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Inflation falls to zero in February as Britain heads to deflation

Inflation falls to zero in February as Britain heads to deflation | savings | Scoop.it
Inflation hits zero in February, as Britain heads for its first spell of falling prices in 50 years
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UK inflation falls to zero for first time in decades – live updates

UK inflation falls to zero for first time in decades – live updates | savings | Scoop.it
Rolling business and financial news, as falling food and fuel prices drag the UK consumer prices index to a record lowLatest: CPI inflation hits 0.0% for first time David Cameron: good news for familiesThe key charts Larry Elliott: What it means to...
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‘Accessible cards’, a tactile way to make banking so much easier for the blind

‘Accessible cards’, a tactile way to make banking so much easier for the blind | savings | Scoop.it
For the partially sighted, it can be difficult and frustrating at an ATM.
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Interest rates explained - interactive video - BBC News

Interest rates explained - interactive video - BBC News | savings | Scoop.it
UK interest rates have been at a record low for almost six years. This interactive video explains how the decision is made and what the effects have been.
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Pensioner bonds, austerity and the reasons old people still get free money

Pensioner bonds, austerity and the reasons old people still get free money | savings | Scoop.it
As George Osborne sets aside yet more scarce money to subsidise older people's savings, a look at the simple facts of political life that explain why pensioners are spared austerity
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Pensioner bonds deadline extended

Pensioner bonds deadline extended | savings | Scoop.it
Chancellor George Osborne says a pensioner bond scheme offering up to 4% interest will be extended to May due to its "enormous popularity".
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UK wages: survey finds 17% of women are main earner

UK wages: survey finds 17% of women are main earner | savings | Scoop.it
Survey also finds that women still take primary responsibility for providing childcare Continue reading...
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