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Sunday’s Money sections
The Sunday Times has an advice audit where it examines 6 layers of fees, and seeks to untangle the true cost of financial advice. Posing the question “£260 an hour or 1% a year?”, the paper tries to beat the fees muddle.
The James Coney column explores the idea that financial advice should be for the many, not the wealthy few, while a leaked document reveals that Investec is the UK’s most expensive wealth manager.
There’s a look at death and tax efficiencies as Ian Cowie examines the ups and downs of pension saving, while TSB is revealed as the bank that likes to say ‘yes’ to poor online security.
The Sunday Telegraph explains how Labour’s plan to nationalise BT will leave shareholders out of pocket, while another article describes how BT shareholders are angered over Labour’s part-nationalisation plan – “Our £70k retirement plot is on the line”.
The paper also investigates a reader’s allegation that “Hargreaves Lansdown nearly ruined my pension by failing to invest £105k”.
There’s a guide to how to invest in buy-to-let property at varying budget levels, along with a guide to what the general election means for stock markets.
The Mail on Sunday asks if Neil Woodford’s protégé Mark Barnett and Invesco have fallen into the same traps as the disgraced fund manager, while a scathing look at the FCA is under the headline “Britain’s excuse for a financial watchdog must clean up its act NOW”.
They ask if now is the time to remortgage, with homeowners told they could escape the election turmoil by voting for a 5-year home loan.
They offer “PROOF” that as Labour reveals its “crackpot” plan for BT, investors in Britain will be better off under the Tories.
Elsewhere, the paper examines the £700m big short on Corbyn, and how hedge funds are short-selling big companies at risk of nationalisation.