Calls for end to automatic annuity purchases

Pensions campaigner Ros Altmann is leading calls for a ban on automatic annuity purchases.

Retirement | 22 Sep 2014

Over-55s to splurge £3bn pension cash on ‘cars and kitchens’

The Chancellor’s pension reforms will see over-55s take out a total of about £5bn from their pension pots after the rules change in April next year, an actuarial firm predicts.

Pensions | 15 Sep 2014

Top 10 pension mistakes

Hundreds of thousands of people are losing out on a better standard of living in retirement because they make one – or more – basic pension errors.

Pensions | 11 Sep 2014

Britons take pensions earliest in Europe but go on working

Britons take their pensions earlier than workers in other EU countries, but also work later into old age, research suggests.

Retirement | 09 Sep 2014
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Unhappy with your career? You’re not alone

More than two fifths of employed adults aged 30 to 40 are currently unhappy with their career path, a survey has found.

Savings | 09 Sep 2014

5 million people may not retire at all, finds Baring survey

One in seven (14%) non-retired people, the equivalent of around 5 million individuals, do not plan on retiring at all, according to the latest consumer research by Baring Asset Management.

Pensions | 08 Sep 2014
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Citizens Advice: Guidance guarantee not a one-off event

The guidance guarantee should be delivered as a process with various touch points not a one-off token conversation, the chief executive of the Citizens Advice Bureau has said.

Retirement | 04 Sep 2014

FOS rules Chase de Vere wrong to put 65% of client's SIPP in UCIS

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has ruled national adviser Chase de Vere gave unsuitable advice when it recommended a client put most of his pension in high risk unregulated schemes just six years before he retired.

Investments | 04 Sep 2014

Top tips for getting started on a pension

As new research from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals shows that almost half of Brits have no pension provision, we look at how you get started on saving for retirement.

Pensions | 02 Sep 2014

REVEALED: The most complained-about companies

Prudential has topped the Financial Ombudsman Service's (FOS) list of most complained about pension firms after consumer gripes against the firm were up 2 per cent on the previous half year.

Investments | 02 Sep 2014

Almost 50% of Brits have no pension provision

Almost half of British people don't have any kind of pension, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.

Retirement | 02 Sep 2014

BLOG: Will your pension expire before you do?

David Trenner wonders if George Osborne's pension reforms have gone too far.

Retirement | 01 Sep 2014

BLOG: Taking the Sting out of disinheritance

Sting's announcement that he will not be passing his entire £180 million fortune to his children because he believes it would be an "albatross around their necks" has sparked a debate about inherited wealth.

Retirement | 29 Aug 2014

Individual Protection: What is it and should you apply?

As Individual Protection applications open, we demystify the latest question facing pension savers.

Retirement | 29 Aug 2014

Two-thirds to continue working after 65, finds survey

Far from wanting to kick back and relax, two-thirds of employees approaching retirement intend to continue doing some form of paid or voluntary work once they are in ‘retirement', according to a new survey from wealth adviser Towry.

Pensions | 29 Aug 2014

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