As government flounders, investors find a way to curb executive pay

An unlikely hero – the Investment Association – is wading into pension inequality with a simple, compelling propositionWhen the former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin reluctantly agreed, in the wake of the bank’s collapse and nationalisation, …

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Why the road to full employment is lined with food banks

Economists say a low joblessness rate is not necessarily a sign of a healthy economyBritain’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in January, the lowest level in more than 44 years. Is the return to levels of employment last seen in the 1970s a sign that th…

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Retirement interest-only mortgages offer lifeline to older borrowers

Demand is growing for a new type of home loan that helps the over-55s facing a shortfall at the end of their existing termA new breed of interest-only mortgage for older people is starting to take off. These deals could throw a lifeline to thousands of…

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Cashless Britain: over-55s and low earners at risk of being left behind

Study warns banks to adapt offerings to help consumers to use mobile or online bankingWith Britons increasingly turning to digital payments, consumers aged over 55 and those on low incomes “risk being left behind” by banks, according to new research.Th…

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