Savings

3 in 5 SMEs miss out on business savings interest

65% fail to shop around for savings providers.

Parents lending less to help kids buy a home

Average gift from Bank of Mum and Dad falls to £18,000.

Lack of financial protection puts households at risk

Fewer than 1 in 10 people have critical illness cover.

Opperman hints at auto-enrolment via tax returns

Pensions minister considers workplace pension for the self-employed.

Over-50s rethink retirement plans

1 in 4 alter plans following state pension changes.

Retired tenants will need £445,000 pension pot

Cost of rent adds £185,000 to required savings.

9.5m saving into workplace pensions

Number of auto-enrolment savers up 26% since 2012.

Over-55s face downsizing challenges

49% held back by lack of suitable properties.

More pension savers adopt prudent approach

Increasing amount wouldn’t take any risk with pension savings.

State pension gender gap narrows in 2017

Data suggests gap stands at almost £29,000.

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