The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,261.57, up 17.20 points or 0.33% on the day and down 60.79 points (-1.14%) over the week.
As the festive season draws ever closer, the team at Informed Choice would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In keeping with previous years, we have once again decided to make a donation to charity instead of sending Christmas cards.
Informed Choice Chief Executive Nick Bamford recently took part in a webcast, answering questions about the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
As we start to pour over the detail in the Pre-Budget Report, our initial reaction is that pensions appear to have escaped quite lightly. There were several pension announcements within the Chancellor’s speech and the report.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling delivered what could be his last ever Pre-Budget Report to the House of Commons at 12.30pm today. Here are some of the highlights.
Follow our live coverage of the Pre-Budget Report from 12.30pm today (Wednesday) as we comment on financial planning developments using Twitter.
The weekend papers are always an excellent source of personal finance stories. With so many papers to read and so many stories to digest, here is our pick of the five most important personal finance stories this weekend.
Over recent months there has been plenty of debate about what has been driving higher gold prices. Gold reached a record high of $1,226.56 an ounce during trading this week, but finished more than 5% lower at $1,161.40 on Friday.
New research from National Savings & Investments has revealed that Britons have not made savings any more of a priority, despite the financial shocks and economic turmoil of the past eighteen months.
A key part of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) proposals from the Financial Services Authority was raising the minimum benchmark qualification level for all financial planners.
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