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HIDDEN FEES

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FCA eyes ban on contingent charging for pensions

There has been a debate raging on of late about banning contingent charging. This is the practice of financial advice firms not charging you for advice given if the advice…

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Fools Gold How Mifid II has revealed the true cost of funds

MIFID II came into force in January 2018 and it comes as no surprise that customers are now finding out they are paying a lot more than they previously thought.…

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Timeless Wisdom

Timeless wisdom How an ancient philosophy can make you better with money The Stoics were around during the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. One of their key teachings…

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Hidden fee
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How a 1% hidden fee wipes £100,000 from a £100,000 investment

It sounds unbelievable doesn’t it that you could be worse off by £100,000 due to charges when investing £100,000 over 30yrs which achieve identical returns but their charges were significantly different…

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Financial Advice and my Boiler

There a lot of debate at the moment on whether financial advice is worth paying for? In many ways, this is subjective depending on whom you’re talking too – which…

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Hidden Charges are Mythical – like the Loch Ness Monster

Last week there was a very interesting broadcast on Radio 4 hosted by Lesley Curwen called the Transparency Detectives which I would like to share with you. For those who…

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MiFID II
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Perfect Storm – MIFID II

The New Year has started with a bang – and the timing for us to launch Lower My Charges.com has been the perfect storm for us. Why? On January the…

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tell the truth
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Time to tell the Truth?

Time to tell the Truth? It has been 6 months since we launched Lower My Charges.com  and the speed of how things have developed has been amazing. Many respected journalists…

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Steelworkers face 5% charge to move funds post-DB transfer

Members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) who were advised to transfer out of their final salary pension are facing a 5% charge if they want to leave the…

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Savers tempted into the wrong pension funds with rip-off fees could be the next scandal

Savers tempted into the wrong pension funds with rip-off fees could be the next scandal, as an investigation reveals many could run out of cash. Many pension savers take the easy…

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Tony Robbins: How Your 401(k) Providers Could End Up with Half of Your Retirement Nest Egg

We like Tony Robbins who is on a mission to educate US investors from the rampant practice of hidden and excessive fees. But what is going on there is also…

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Retirement Savings
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Working longer by paying high charges

HOW YOU COULD SHAVE 17 YEARS  OFF YOUR RETIREMENT AGE BY MOVING YOUR PENSION POT TO A FUND WITH LOWER FEES? Yes that right – 17yrs A 55-year old has…

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