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Pensions, savings and investments

Majority not putting enough aside for retirement

New research has found that over a half of people are failing to save adequately for their retirements.

Existing ISA savers may miss out on higher rates

A number of banks and building societies are preparing for changes to ISA allowances by introducing higher rates of return in an effort to attract new savers.

Defined benefit pensions under growing pressure

Almost one in five defined benefit pensions schemes have been closed to employees who are already members, a new survey has found.

Stakeholder pensions could be approaching 'obsolescence'

Sales of stakeholder pensions have fallen by 28 per cent in the last year, prompting speculation that the schemes are nearing the end of their usefulness.

Final salary pensions under threat

A half of the final salary pension schemes still in operation in the private sector face closure by 2012.

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