Weekly Round-Up – Friday 16th December 2016

Informed Choice Weekly RoundupHappy Friday, readers! It’s time to catch up.

Here are some of the things that we covered at Informed Choice this week.

On the blog this week

Closed-book customers are more likely to be fairly treated with the publication of new FCA guidance.

2016 has been a particularly interesting and challenging year, but here at Informed Choice it’s been a good year. We asked the Informed team to share some of their highlights.

Almost half of us have an “Ostrich mentality” about retirement savings, according to new research.

While many of us have a target age at which we would like to retire, nearly two in five of today’s retirees where forced to stop working early. What does this mean for retirement planning?

The latest podcast episodes

In episode 147, Martin speaks to Angela Sherman from Care to be Different about who pays for long-term care, the lack of awareness surrounding NHS Continuing Healthcare, and how serious your health needs to be in order to qualify for NHS funding.

Episode 148 of Informed Choice Radio includes a special guest appearance from Apprentice star and Countdown host Nick Hewer. Martin also speaks to Darren Cooke about his successful petition to ban pensions cold calling.

In the latest episode, we look at some of the most pressing money matters this Christmas, including returning unwanted gifts and the cost of insuring Santa.

Informed Choice in the press

In this article from FE Trustnet, we comment on the sector-topping global funds that aren’t afraid to stray from the index.

Before you go

Our office is open until lunchtime next Friday, 23rd December, before closing for the Christmas break. We then reopen at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

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