Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekend’s broadsheets.
“Fresh doubts over thousands of pension transfers”
Financial regulator finds problems with 19 advisers that have since left the market
“Where to invest in 2019”
Experts at FT Money’s investment debate agree that market conditions will be harder to call
“How to talk to your children about money”
Educating the next generation about inheritance is the number one concern for wealthy parents
“Many caught in tax avoidance scheme await final settlement”
HMRC has admitted that around 60% of people who have sent the information needed to work out how much tax is owed from their participation in so called ‘disguised remuneration’ schemes, have not yet received calculations from the authority.
“The central issue to falling share values”
Sir John Redwood assesses how Monetary tightening has hit markets hard, along with rising interest rates.
“Fading growth leaves Britain in slow lane before Brexit”
Economy on course for GDP rise of just 0.2% at end of 2018
“Emerging markets set for global domination”
By 2050 the economies of India and Indonesia will rank among the world’s largest. What does it mean for investors?
“Five ways worried parents can protect their family money from messy divorces”
Parents concerned that money intended for their children will fall into the hands of an estranged partner after a messy divorce can take heart from a recent court case which showed how to keep clutches on family wealth.
“One in seven widows are missing out on valuable tax breaks”
In 2015 the Government introduced a new rule that allows bereaved spouses and civil partners to claim extra Isa allowances when their partner dies, on top of the annual allowance of £20,000.
“UK house prices take pre-Brexit hit, says Nationwide”
Rise of only 0.5% in December – the slowest annual rate of growth since February 2013.
“Your money in 2019: what to look out for in the year ahead”
Uncertainty over Brexit dominates the landscape – but there will be more predictable changes, such as rail fare rises.
“How short-sellers wiped £2.7BILLION off shares in 2018… and now they predict a bumper 2019”
Data compiled for The Mail on Sunday reveals five short-selling firms have caused carnage with critical reports on firms they targeted.
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