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Pensions, savings and investments

Pension schemes under increasing threat

The rate at which final salary pensions schemes are closing looks set to rise, it has been predicted.

More employees than ever planning to work longer

The effect of the recession on pensions, savings, investments and property values has pushed up the number of people who are contemplating longer working lives, a new study has revealed.

Easy access savings accounts fall below official interest rate

A mere 5 per cent of easy access savings accounts are offering returns above the official rate of interest.

Savings accounts deliver little return for the majority

It has been estimated that the majority of savings accounts are failing to provide savers with a genuine return on their money.

Chancellor announces pre-Budget Report date

Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, will deliver his pre-Budget Report for 2009 on Wednesday 9 December.

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