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Articles by Michael Trudeau
Pension scammers target bumper year
Almost one in five over-55s think they have been targeted by financial fraudsters trying to scam them out of their retirement…
Will I be caught out by the bank deposit protection cut?
From 1 January 2016, the amount of your savings protected in the event of bank default will fall from £85,000 to £75,000. This…
Second-hand annuities: sellers face 25 per cent loss of value
Annuitants looking to sell their annuity income to a third party for a cash sum could be sorely disappointed with the amount…
Buy, hold or sell: Legg Mason Opportunity
BUY: TWITTER (NYSE: TWTR)McLemore has held Twitter previously, but began adding significantly to her position in the…
Pensioner bonds set to expire, but who offers the next best rates?
Savers who purchased generous government bonds exclusively available to those aged 65-plus at the start of the year will face a…
Asset managers under FCA spotlight
Asset management firms are set to come under scrutiny from the City authorities as to whether they add real value for money - and…
Most over-55s are behaving 'rationally' with their pension savings - are you?
Investors have withdrawn £2.5 billion in cash lump sums from their pension pots in the past six months since the new freedoms…
HMRC leaves taxpayers scratching their heads
Half of all telephone calls to HM Revenue and Customs go unanswered - meaning many people with questions about the complicated UK…
Pension fraudsters contact one in seven over-55s
Research from Portus Consulting found that 14 per cent of working people over-55 believe they have been targeted by pension…
Pension freedoms leave savers vulnerable to scams
In a report looking at the effect the freedoms have had since their introduction in April, the Work and Pensions Committee warns…