Fixing a fair fee for finance advice Figuring out whether the fees and commissions your independent financial adviser charges are fair can be difficult. Are the charges you are paying to invest in an annuity or unit trust appropriate? Could you find a more appealing deal?
Make sure your cover prepares for the worst The vast majority of the thousands of travellers who were delayed by the security clampdown at UK airports to foil an alleged terrorist plot will not receive a penny in compensation because of terrorist exclusion clauses in their travel policies.
Older borrowers wise up on securing finance Many of us will have to work extra years, and take our pensions later, to accommodate rising life expectancy. But for those looking to move up the property ladder later in life, most mortgage lenders are failing to keep up.
Hedge funds have not done what it says on the tin Hedge funds are frequently promoted as offering positive returns regardless of conditions in the markets. But the recent performance of funds of hedge funds, which offer the additional security of investing across a range of underlying funds, has cast dou
Sound buildings will survive the rate tremors Property has been an excellent investment for the past decade but this month’s quarter percentage point rise in the bank base rate is expected to put a brake on the sector’s already slowing momentum.
Savers frustrated by three-week delay Many lenders have been quick to raise their standard variable rates on mortgages but many of the UK’s major banks have yet to declare what they are doing with their savings rates.