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Annuity rates down by 30pc since start of QE

The incomes that pensioners get from an annuity have fallen by almost 30pc since the Bank of England began its "quantitative easing" or money-printing programme.<p>In the second quarter of 2009 a £100,000 pension pot bought an annual income of £5,040, assuming 3pc annual increases and a five-year …

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and the author of "It's Not All About Me."<p>Robin combines science and years of work in the field to offer practical tips to …

Britons borrow record amount to own home

UK mortgage lending soared to a six year high in July as Britain stays set on homeownership, despite sky high prices<p>UK homeowners and first time buyers borrowed £19.1bn in July to either get on the ladder or buy their next home, the highest monthly figure since the 2008 property crash.<p>The Council …

Inflation falls more than expected

Inflation

London hedge fund executives see pay packets halve as bonuses plummet

Average bonus paid to senior members of London funds was £1,236,000 in 2012/13, but just £459,000 in 2013/14<p>Hedge fund executives in London saw bonuses plummet last year, resulting in their pay packets being less than half of what they were 12 months ago.<p>The average bonus paid to a partner or a …