FROM THE PAPERS
Synopsis: Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekends broadsheets. At the end of each summary is a link to take you directly to the relevant article. Please see Helpful Hints at the end of the bulletin.
Date posted: Monday, May 19, 2014
Financial Times:” Consumer group calls for action on stopgap annuities
. Regulator urged to issue temporary ban. Click here to go directly to the article
Financial Times:” New mortgage rules lead to lending logjam “. Stricter application process is slowing down system
Financial Times:” Should you buy in to the private equity buyout kings?
“. Private equity investments are returning to the market.
The Times:” Rich double their wealth in five years”. Top 1,000 worth record £519bn
The Times:” ‘Star scandals scare rich away from tax shelters”. Wealthy individuals are shunning aggressive tax shelter schemes after a string of negative headlines involving celebrity investors.
The Times:” Complaints surge over high risk pensions”. Savers turn to the Ombudsman for help in recovering funds after being sold unregulated investment schemes
The Times:” Savers targeted with alternatives to annuities”. Pension savers are being offered more choice about how to take income in retirement with two new products.
The Telegraph:” AstraZeneca shares plummet as it rejects Pfizer’s ‘final’ offer “. Drugmaker’s share price falls 14pc after it says Pfizer’s £55-per-share ultimatum ‘falls short’ of AstraZeneca’s value as an independent company.
The Telegraph:” House prices jump £10,000 in five weeks as Bank threatens to cap mortgages”. The average property is now on sale at a new record high of £272,003
The Telegraph:” Cut a few luxuries to boost pension pot, says report. Making savings on alcohol, eating out and other luxuries could help you avoid an austere retirement, says pensions savings trust
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