Monthly Archives: August 2009

Trapped in an overseas holiday home – why Brits who bought in Europe and Dubai face massive losses. Catch them while you can – fixed rate bonds paying up to 5 per cent are disappearing fast. And endowment mortgages are back, as lenders crack down on interest-only deals

 

Mike Morrison, head of pension development at Axa Winterthur Wealth Management talks to Lucy Warwick-Ching about some of the more confusing pension terms

 

Emerging markets take a tumble – but they’ve still been the best destination for UK investors. The search for better pension annuities hits our TV screens. And falling commercial property prices provide an opportunity for business owners

 

More building societies look set to merge – so what does this mean for your savings? If you thought you’d have to wait until 68 to retire, think again. And bonuses are back – but what about mortgages based on bonus income?

 

Tim Johnston reports on the implications of Aung San Suu Kyi’s new sentence

 

The base rate is held again – but is it becoming easier to get a decent return on cash savings? Is it time to buy bank shares? And is China now the place to go for a property investment.