This April, the biggest changes to pensions for a generation. Tonight investigates the greater prospects of wealth and the dangers lurking.Read the full story ›
Major high street banks must ensure customers have access to banking services if a local branch closes in new rules agreed today.Read the full story ›
HMRC is "too cosy" with accountancy giants that help wealthy individuals and corporations to avoid tax, a parliamentary report has warned.Read the full story ›
A report calls for an 'urgent' review of benefit sanctions, raising concerns money is being withheld from people with little or no income.Read the full story ›
People's reliance on personal loans, credit cards and overdrafts will lead to an increase in debt levels, according to a new report.Read the full story ›
Research among thousands of youngsters aged eight to 18 found that one in eight spent their allowance in the first few days of getting it.Read the full story ›
The FTSE 100 Index today rose to more than 7,000 points for the first time in its history.
It rose as high as 7018.2 points as the price of a barrel of Brent crude - still less than half its value last summer - edged above $55.
World markets have also been buoyed by hopeful signs over the Greek debt crisis and London's top-flight index has also been lifted in recent days by the prospect of UK and US interest rates remaining lower for longer.
The rise boosted heavyweights Royal Dutch Shell and BP - a staple of many UK pension funds - by about 1%, with exploration firm Tullow Oil climbing nearly 3% and rival BG Group 2% up.