Insurance renewal — a tiresome game

Financial services firms play existing customers off against new ones — leaving us footing the bill

Emerging markets confusion

Some look cheap compared to developed peers, but the rise of the dollar is a threat

Why save for children?

Most Britons have insufficient pensions and savings. So why are they bothering with junior Isas?

Too much excitement for all concerned

Losses suffered by Swiss franc traders highlight need for limits on leverage

Less politics, more policy please

Would Labour do any better than Osborne’s Budget? I’m not optimistic

What will the Budget rabbit be this year?

Osborne may find the money for one last big gesture

No interest in raising rates

The ‘dismal science’ got it so wrong for so long

Annuities are part of solution

Mis-selling and low bond yields have skewed investors’ perceptions

Wages of sin outweigh ethics

Ethical investors helping amoral investors achieve better returns

Getting a back-door pay rise

Auto enrolment will boost the savings of the poorest in society

Get ready for tax rises

Politicians are not being very straight with us

Defining rights and wrongs

Investors are furious at the terms of the bank’s latest capital structure. Are they right to be?

Pledging allegiance to the US

US shares are expensive, but there are good reasons why

Should you rent out a pension?

Buy-to-let may not be the answer for retirement savers

The name is bond — retail bond

Better than many income-generating alternatives

New Year resolutions for money

Much to do for the industry in 2015

Fighting fires in pensions

Dispute over fire brigade pensions is a taste of things to come

We’ve lost the savings habit

Corporate taxation and housing are neglected issues

Rabbits for chancellor’s hat

Osborne could reform stamp duty and scrap inheritance tax without forfeiting any revenue

Lesson of galloping heffalumps

Very large companies should stick to their knitting

ABOUT SERIOUS MONEY

Serious MoneyJonathan Eley is personal finance editor of the Financial Times. He edits the weekend Money section, co-presents the FT Money Show podcast, and writes for the weekday newspaper and FT.com. He also represents the newspaper at external events and on television and radio.

He was previously editor of Investors Chronicle, the FT-owned magazine and website for self-directed UK investors. Before that, he worked for AFX News (now part of Thomson Reuters) in the UK and in Hong Kong, and started his career at Metal Bulletin (now part of Euromoney) where he wrote about base and precious metals from London and New York. He is co-author of a book about European equity culture.

E-mail jonathan.eley@ft.com<
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