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Peak pension freedoms season: Five things to consider when flexibly accessing your retirement pot

The start of the new tax year is peak pension withdrawal season for UK savers. In each year since the pension freedoms were launched in...

Wed, 15/04/2020 - 15:58


Just ten firms now forecast to pay two-thirds of FTSE 100's 2020 dividends

As Smurfit Kappa and Ferguson decide to withhold their next scheduled dividend payments, no fewer than 32 members of the FTSE 100 have...

Wed, 15/04/2020 - 15:17


Stocks are rallying but gold is still leaving them in the dust

After a huge rally, America’s S&P 500 index is up 23% from its lows and therefore back in bull market territory but it is those...

Tue, 14/04/2020 - 16:48


The five-step plan to recession-proof your finances

Many people are worried that the economic impact of the Coronavirus will drag the UK into recession. While official economic data isn’t available yet, the...

Thu, 09/04/2020 - 11:23


Insurers follow the banks by toeing the regulators’ line on dividends

The FTSE 100’s Big Five banks dutifully cancelled £7.5 billion in dividend payments to shareholders last week as pressure from regulators to keep more capital...

Wed, 08/04/2020 - 15:18


10 personal finance changes kicking in on 6 April 2020

As the tax-year end looms, AJ Bell Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter looks at the changes that April 6 will bring for personal finances....

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 15:49


Overdraft relief prescribed by FCA

It’s great news for those facing financial hardship as a result of the Coronavirus that the regulator has stepped in to try to stop people...

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 11:34


Crippled by market fear? Seven last-minute ISA tips for investors

The ISA season deadline is looming in one of the most dramatic ends to the tax year that we’ve seen in markets. Many investors may...

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 11:10


Changes to the AJ Bell Favourite funds and Ready-made portfolios

Part of my role as Head of Active Portfolios here at AJ Bell is to ensure that funds on the Favourite fund list are kept...

Wed, 01/04/2020 - 08:57


Shell shows dividend determination

Dividend cancellations from WPP and Smiths Group mean that thirteen FTSE 100 members have now decided to withhold £2.7 billion of payments for...

Tue, 31/03/2020 - 14:25


Which investment trusts can survive the income drought?

For those relying on their income to live on, the situation looks fairly dire at the moment. Plunging stock markets, companies cutting dividends and rock-bottom...

Tue, 31/03/2020 - 09:25


Why a period of calm would be a better sign for US equities

While investors will be taking heart from Tuesday’s double-digit percentage rally in America’s S&P 500 index they will also be aware that such volatility does...

Wed, 25/03/2020 - 17:53


Why investors need to beware that rallies do not become bear traps

Tuesday’s advance in the FTSE 100 was the index’s second-best individual day in its history in percentage terms and its best in both points and...

Wed, 25/03/2020 - 17:44


The quirks that mean you can pay up to 200,000% in tax – and how to avoid them

The loss of some benefits and allowances can potentially result in effective tax rates way above the highest income tax band in the UK:

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Wed, 25/03/2020 - 14:33


Secure Trust Bank’s dividend cut suggests Big Five may need to follow

Virgin Money UK suspended dividend payments late last year thanks to a final rush of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) compensation claims and Secure...

Tue, 24/03/2020 - 17:04


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