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There are mortgages out there, but you need to clarify why you want to buy, writes Alison Shepherd
Women marched on Westminster this week to complain about the Government moving their pension goalposts. They had a massively important point to make. The Coalition's intention to raise the state pension age to 66 by 2020 will affect five million people and simply does not give them enough time to plan. It also risks plunging thousands of women into poverty, according to the charity Age UK, which arranged Wednesday's demonstration at Parliament.
The controversy over bankers' bonuses intensified yesterday as it emerged that the Lloyds chief executive, Eric Daniels, is likely receive a £2m bonus – close to his £2.3m maximum – before he leaves the taxpayer-backed bank on 1 March.
The World Cup in South Africa will attract more than just the 2.2 million tourists who have bought match tickets. Up to 100,000 prostitutes will enter the region this summer, an influx which will swell an already out of control industry where an estimated 50 per cent of sex workers are infected with HIV.
More than 80 per cent of small businesses have no cover if an important employee is unable to work. Chiara Cavaglieri reports
Your favourite bank or building society could be disappearing soon – replaced by a new name or brand.
Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight on making money go further
If the worst happens, you’ll want to know that your family is protected, says Rob Griffin
To stay together, couples must be honest about money matters, says James Daley
The Ombudsman is ready and the Government is on the phone – the culmination of many years of hard slog. By James Daley
First-time buyers are being forced to work even harder to find a lender who will help them take their first step on the property ladder, after another handful of major banks pulled their most competitive mortgages from the market this week.
If you're worried by the turmoil in the markets, James Daley has some advice