Chart that tells a story — the rush to remortgage

Chart: UK mortage lending

A mixed picture — but interest rates are generally low

Chart that tells a story — FTSE 100 gives up its gains

What has been dragging down the index?

Chart that tells a story — funds versus shares

Shareholders fare better than financial services customers

Chart: UK house prices and rents

Chart that tells a story — Rental growth

What rising rents mean for buy-to-let investors

Chart that tells a story — youth debt

Non-mortgage debt has shot up on the back of university fees

Chart that tells a story — Gold

Gold prices fall to a five-year low

Chart that tells a story — Summer Budget

Personal tax increases are expected to exceed tax cuts by far

Chart: How average income tax rates have changed since 2000

Chart that tells a story — income tax

UK income tax regime has become more progressive since 2000

Chart that tells a story — retirement saving

Properties, not pensions, are seen as the best bet

Chart: Tax credit entitlements

Chart that tells a story — tax credits

Payments remain at nearly £30bn a year despite fall in claimants

Chart that tells a story — small beer

Are brewery investments frothy, or will they fall flat?

Chart that tells a story — Woodford’s first year

Woodford Equity Income fund made investors 19.6 per cent

Chart that tells a story — Lloyds / RBS

The contrasting fortunes of Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds

Chart that tells a story — deflation

Who benefits from lower prices in the long run?

Chart that tells a story — property funds

Seven years of growth have resulted in record premiums

Chart that tells a story — Aim listings

Junior market flotations a long way from their 2007 peak

Chart that tells a story — ETF growth

Exchange traded funds have been useful for all sorts of investors

Chart that tells a story — Mortgage lending

Property loans made over the past year

Chart that tells a story — inflation, mortgages and house prices

What do ‘noflation’ and rising wages mean for mortgages?

Chart that tells a story — pensions and earnings

Pensions lost ground when they were delinked from earnings

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