Govt launches new Help to Save account

The government has launched a new NS&I account to help those on low incomes build up a rainy day fund and encourage savings habits. The new account known as Help to Save is available from today and can be opened until September 2023. It will reward savers with an extra 50p for every £1 saved […]

FCA fines Tesco Bank £16.4m over cyber attack

The FCA has fined Tesco Bank £16.4m for failing to protect customers in a November 2016 cyber attack. The FCA says the attack saw the bank’s current account holders vulnerable to a “largely avoidable incident”, in which attackers came away with £2.26m over a 48-hour period. Tesco avoided paying a £33.5m fine because of its […]

sustainable investing

Does sustainable investing bring weaker returns?

People are increasingly aware of responsible investing but questions remain over the returns As we move from the industrial age to the information age, society’s attitude towards protecting the planet has changed considerably. The results of the damage being done to the environment, in the form of more frequent and more intense natural disasters, are […]

education, school fees

Pinpoint school fees planning

Many parents value the standard of education offered by independent schools and will pay for that privilege. Planning for the fee payments can help. Even if the children do not go to an independent school, they could go to university. In this case, the children can end up with a huge outstanding student loan which […]


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