According to calculations by the Association of British Insurers (ABI), losses from the 'Stealth Tax' could amount to £150 per person, per year. But what exactly is the stealth tax, and how will it affect your savings and investments? We’ve put together a brief Q&A to help explain...
The statistics have been collected, the returns have been calculated, and the Q4 statements have been duly analysed - and overall, it turns out that 2017 was a good year for active investors.
The Bank of England is set to increase the base rate of interest faster and at a higher rate than previously expected, resulting in higher borrowing and savings rates for consumers.
More than one quarter (27 per cent) of UK households have no emergency savings, according to a new survey from ING International.
Fidelity International has released a top 10 list of last year's bestselling funds on its UK 'Personal Investing' platform, with the £13.4bn Fundsmith Equity Fund coming out on top.
New analysis of Hargreaves Lansdown's clients found that between August 2014 and August 2017, women outperformed men by an average of 0.81 per cent. If this performance was replicated over 30 years, women would end up with a portfolio that was 25 per cent larger than their male counterparts.
UK investors are set to prioritise ethical investing in 2018, with 60 per cent pledging to make more investments that benefit society.
British banks made almost £10bn from fees on current accounts last year, new research has revealed. Luckily, financial chatbot Plum has developed a new 'Fee Fighter' tool so you can discover how much you were charged by your bank over the past 12 months.
It's only a few weeks into 2018, and cash ISA rates have already started to rise. Cash ISA rates have risen 33% over the last year, with the current average rate of 1.09% eclipsing last January's average rate of 0.82%.
Active fund managers have beaten passive investment returns by just 16p for every £100 invested, according to new research from the Financial Times and CEM Benchmarking.
British pensioners took £6.5bn out of their pension funds last year, the highest figure since the 'flexible payments' system was introduced. According to new figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), almost £1bn more was paid out in flexible payments in 2017 than in 2016.