Savings

DWP launches mid-life MOT website

Service offers advice on money, work and health.

First-time buyers struggle with mortgage jargon

9 in 10 say it’s difficult to buy a first home.

FCA proposes rules to improve pension investments

Changes could benefit savers by up to £25 million a year.

Average cost of life goals totals £566k

Typical aspirations take 25 years to pay for, estimates show.

Pensions cold-calling ban takes effect

Cold-callers could face fines of up to £500,000.

Divorced women miss out on pension wealth

Savers urged to take advice as divorces rise in January.

Most employees worried about sick pay

Workers urged to plan finances in the event of illness.

Government publishes self-employed pensions paper

Only 32% self-employed people currently save for retirement.

Quarter of over-50s don’t know state pension age

Rises in state pension age cause confusion.

First pensions dashboard expected in 2019

Government plans to implement multiple dashboards.

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