To Transfer or Not To Transfer? What you need to know about Final Salary Transfers

Pension freedom is just around the corner. From 6 April 2015, everyone aged 55 or over will be able to access their pension savings without restriction.

Retirement | 19 Dec 2014

Retirement now a moveable feast, finds Zopa

Changes in life expectancy, economic circumstances and government legislation are prompting a seismic shift in the way people retire in the UK, according to a new report released today from peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa and Consumer Intelligence.

Retirement | 18 Dec 2014
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Back to basics: What is a SSAS?

Claire Trott of Talbot and Muir explains the basics of small self administered schemes (SSASs).

Retirement | 17 Dec 2014

Product analysis: New pension bonds

The rates on the new pension bonds were announced this week. How do they stack up?

Investments | 15 Dec 2014

New pension bonds pay top rates

The government's new pension bonds for savers aged 65 and over will pay interest rates of 2.8 per cent and 4 per cent for 1 and 3 year bonds respectively.

Retirement | 15 Dec 2014

Registered deaths down 13% in 30 years

The number of registered deaths in the UK in 2013 was 576,458, down 13 per cent from the number in 1983, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures for 2013 have revealed.

Retirement | 15 Dec 2014

FCA media blunder: Staff warned regulator not to brief journalist

A strategy by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to leak details of some of its upcoming projects to national newspapers - which in one case sparked huge falls in the share prices of several major life companies - was "high risk" and inadequate, according to an independent report by a law firm.

Insurance | 11 Dec 2014

Back to basics: What is a SIPP?

Claire Trott of Talbot and Muir goes back to basics to explain how self invested personal pensions (SIPPs) work.

Retirement | 11 Dec 2014
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UK regulator says insurance companies should disclose how annuity quotes compare with peers

The FCA has proposed a 'Pensions Dashboard', and said product providers should be obliged to reveal how their annuity quotes compare with competitors' following its study of the retirement income market.

Annuities | 11 Dec 2014

Henderson buys Tesco for Lowland trust after shares dive

James Henderson has added a small stake in Tesco to his Lowland investment trust, after shares plunged 15 per cent following the supermarket's third profit warning in four months.

Investments | 11 Dec 2014

BLOG: Retiring wealthy requires entrepreneurship

Rob Noble-Warren suggests that the best way to retire wealthy is to start your own company.

Investments | 10 Dec 2014

Over-55s see income and savings leap

The over-55s are defying the UK's lacklustre economy. They have seen their income jump by 21 per cent and their total savings rise by more than £10,000 since the depth of the recession, according to Aviva's Real Retirement research.

Savings | 10 Dec 2014

BLOG: Graduate to a balanced financial future

The growing level of graduate debt may result in younger savers postponing retirement saving until later in their careers, but there are ways to tackle both at the same time, says Dale Critchley, Policy Manager at Friends Life.

Retirement | 04 Dec 2014

Grandparent care equivalent to £17.3bn in child benefit

The UK has seen a 49% increase in the number of grandparents providing childcare over the last five years, with 9.1 million now taking care of their grandchildren in some capacity, the RIAS ‘21st Century Grandparenting' Report

Savings | 04 Dec 2014

Women still lag on pension provision

The average woman's pension pot is 27% lower than the male equivalent, according to new research from My Pension Expert.

Retirement | 02 Dec 2014

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