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As the retirement age advances, workers are more likely to switch profession

Simon Read: Start saving for the longest longest holiday of your life

Another week, another pensions survey pointing out that we all need to save more. Last week HSBC suggested that there's an ostrich generation of folk failing to take responsibility for their retirement. This week it was Scottish Widows turn.

Almost half of people don't pay enough into pension

Almost half of people are on track for a disappointing retirement as they are failing to save enough into a pension, a report indicated today.

Life insurance industry improves pay-out speed

Life insurance payments will be made within four weeks rather than taking up to four months, under new guidelines published yesterday by the insurance industry.

A second home need not be just a distant dream

There are mortgages out there, but you need to clarify why you want to buy, writes Alison Shepherd

Simon Read: Why should women have to lose their retirement income?

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.

Lloyds set for pay deal grilling

Taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group is expected to face tough questions at its annual meeting tomorrow over a multimillion-pound pay deal for its new chief executive.

How can bank sales pay dividends for us?

The time may be propitious for the Government to sell off its stake in the banks, but will taxpayers benefit? Sean Farrell reports

Market Report: IAG gets its wings back despite fuel price rises

Oil prices may have stayed close to their recent highs, but that failed to prevent International Airlines Group (IAG) flying to the top of the blue-chip index last night.

Lloyds may add Scottish Widows to asset sale list

Lloyds Banking Group, which is now 43 per cent owned by the taxpayer, is reported to be considering a sale of its pensions and insurance business Scottish Widows.

How late retirement affects your pension

Now we can work past 65, and there are ways to maximise funds and savings.

Employers poised to slash staff pensions – again

Businesses could be tempted to cut their contributions next year when the Government's low-cost scheme is brought in

Boss of state-owned Lloyds gets £2m bonus – six weeks before he quits

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.

Inside South Africa's brothels: the World Cup and the sex trade

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.

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