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Why auto-enrolment isn’t enough to defuse the pensions timebomb

Iona Bain It is often talked about as a ticking time bomb: too few workers saving too little for their retirement. And we are all supposed to be living longer than ever before – so who is going to pay … Continue reading

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Warning: new rules from Law Society will make buying and selling properties more costly and troublesome

by Iona Bain Scots buying and selling homes in the future face higher fees and a more tortuous troublesome legal process unless plans by the Law Society of Scotland are withdrawn, experts say. Scots buying and selling homes in the … Continue reading

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Twenty Somethings & Their Money

This infographic reveals the results of research into how Britons in their 20s view the financial opportunities and threats they face. It’s based on research I contributed to last year and covers what young people think about pensions, how they … Continue reading

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Is paying off a mortgage always cheaper than renting?

by Iona Bain Many hardworking young adults feel their choices over housing have been taken away from them, and it’s a status quo that David Cameron is not happy with – at least, in principle. In a speech to his … Continue reading

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Young Money Panel Event: YOUR CHANCE to hear top experts debating all the hottest financial issues affecting young people!

THIS WEDNESDAY – BOOK NOW! The big Young Money debate – your invitation What are the financial issues affecting today’s young people and how do these affect the rest of society? Following the significant interest in MRM’s recent report into … Continue reading

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British jobs for young British workers? It’s the housing crisis that is holding back our generation

PRET A MANGER HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO TARGET YOUNG BRITS FOR 550 NEWLY CREATED JOBS. BUT WHEN RENTS ARE THIS HIGH AND WAGES ARE THIS LOW, YOUNG BRITISH WORKERS CANNOT COMPETE WITH FOREIGN WORKERS. Are they looking elsewhere? by … Continue reading

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Welcome to “Generation Rent”

WE can’t get a mortgage and we’re struggling to pay record-high rents. SO CAN YOUNG PEOPLE ever GET AN AFFORDABLE ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS? If there ever was a classic “Catch 22” scenario, it is the one facing “Generation Rent”. … Continue reading

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