BLOG: The cost of pension freedom

Ian Stott of The Consulting Consortium considers the cost of pension reform - and who will pay it.

Retirement | 25 Jul 2014

Pension liberation websites frozen in clampdown

Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions liberation schemes.

Pensions | 24 Jul 2014

Five money chats you must have with your partner

A beach at sunset, you and your partner gazing lovingly into each others' eyes over a glass of Asti Spumante and a plate of Tiramisu. What better time to talk about money?

Life Insurance | 23 Jul 2014

Fidelity launches retirement planning service

Fidelity Worldwide Investment has launched a full retirement service, available to individuals, nine months ahead of the implementation of pension reforms.

Retirement | 23 Jul 2014

Changes to the pension rules – what they mean…

The Treasury has confirmed that it will allow pension transfers from private sector defined benefit schemes to newly flexible defined contribution schemes as part of the new liberalisation of the pension rules.

Pensions | 21 Jul 2014

One in ten thinks government will pay for funeral

One in ten Brits wrongly believes that the government will pick up the tab for their funeral, a survey has found.

Income Tax | 17 Jul 2014

BLOG: Divorcing pensions from the lawyers

Claire Trott of Talbot and Muir argues that financial advice should be an integral part of the divorce process.

Pensions | 16 Jul 2014

Pension pots resist trend towards consolidation

More than half of Brits are bundling services and accounts, yet just three per cent have consolidated their pension pots.

Pensions | 16 Jul 2014

Thinking about a pension? It’s already too late.

If you are more than a glint in the milkman’s eye, you may already be too late for pension savings.

Pensions | 15 Jul 2014
Pension deficit

Annuity rates could stay low for forseeable future

The average annuity rate fell by 0.72 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, according to the MGM Advantage Annuity Index, and rates are expected to remain low into next year.

Annuities | 14 Jul 2014

Neither a borrower nor a lender be....

Debt - everyone seems to be struggling with it – from the government down. A note issued by peer-to-peer lender Zopa estimates that the average Briton has £4,500 of credit card debts, on which they are typically paying an interest rate of 17.9%*.

Pensions | 14 Jul 2014

Product launches of the week

Sainsbury's Bank lowers rates on small and medium-sized loans; Over-50s insurer Saga launches landlord insurance.

Investments | 11 Jul 2014

Women more likely to seek professional pension advice

Women are more likely than men to seek financial advice when it comes to pension planning, according to research by Fidelity.

Pensions | 10 Jul 2014
Woman and child look in fridge

Ten ways for women to take charge of their finances

From making a will to getting comfortable talking about money, these are 10 ways women can take control of their financial lives.

Investments | 10 Jul 2014

Half of women have never discussed financial implications of death

Women's main priority is the health, happiness and financial security of their children, but almost half have never discussed with their family the financial implications if were to die or be unable to work.

Estate Planning | 09 Jul 2014

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