Automatic payment of benefits and help for savers would ease pensioners’ suffering in the recession, a charity says.
Interest from home buyers is starting to gain “real momentum” although sales remain low, surveyors say.
Complaints about baby carriers – including cases of collapsing buggies – have increased sharply, Consumer Direct says.
The number of mortgages completed in February rose slightly but activity in the market remains weak, lenders say.
More than half the 60,000 XL customers seeking refunds are still waiting for their money six months after the firm’s collapse.
The value of private pensions of 3.7 million people in the UK has been severely damaged by the credit crunch and the recession.
The British arm of insurance broker Aon plans to cut its pension contributions in an effort to reduce costs.
Life assurance group Pearl plans a stock market listing in attempt to raise £500m to fund further takeovers.