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First-time buyers rely on parents

Two thirds of people aged between 20 and 45 who have got a mortgage since 2012 had financial help from their parents, research by Halifax has shown.

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Retirement income gap increases

The gap in yearly retirement income for men and women has widened to £6,700 in 2014, according to research from Prudential.

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New mortgage rules take effect

People applying for a mortgage are to face tougher financial checks, as the Financial Conduct Authority’s new market regulations take effect tomorrow (26 April 2014).

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Retiree income drops by two thirds

Retirees can expect to see their income drop by 66% when they leave the workplace, according to research from LV.

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Saving not important for 1 in 10

More than 1 in 10 UK adults do not see the value of saving money for the future, according to a survey by thinkmoney.

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Housing market confidence grows

UK households feel more positive about selling their home, reflecting the growing confidence in the housing market, according to research commissioned by Halifax.

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PM hints at inheritance tax change

The inheritance tax threshold should be raised above its current £325,000 limit for individuals, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

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Three quarters not feeling benefits of recovery

74 per cent of consumers say they have not yet felt the benefits of the fledgling economic recovery, according to a survey by uSwitch.com.

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Confidence in economic recovery continues

The latest Household Finance Index reached a near record-high in March 2014, signalling sustained optimism about the economic recovery, according to research firm Markit.

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