This past weekend, a so-called revolution took place, as Open Banking was launched.
For savers, and indeed all British consumers, inflation data for September released by the Office for National Statistics this week confirmed what was already known: the squeeze continues.
Few major policy shakeups are met without criticism in some corners, but it’s fair to say that the pension freedoms of 2015 have been viewed by retirees (and those approaching retirement) with a widespread, if cautious, embrace.
Much was made of the announcement last week that a state pension age increase to 68 would be phased in between 2037 and 2039 – seven years earlier than planned.
Climate change has hit the headlines recently, although not necessarily for the right reasons, as Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement in June.
With the school holidays nearly upon us, it’s that time of the year when many can look forward to hopping on a plane, heading abroad to sunny, glorious pastures to recharge the batteries, and enjoying some much-deserved R & R.