BLOG: Choosing an adviser is not a tick-box exercise

Personality matching and trust are as much a part of choosing the right financial adviser for you as experience and qualifications, says Richard Watkins.

Investments | 28 Nov 2014

Self-employed workers struggle to save

More than two out of five self-employed workers have no pension savings and say they cannot afford to put money away for their retirement, finds new research from Prudential.

Pensions | 28 Nov 2014

Number of women saving adequately for retirement at four-year high

The number of women saving adequately for retirement has reached a four year high, according to Scottish Widows Women and Retirement report.

Retirement | 26 Nov 2014
George Osborne delivers budget in 2014

Treasury overhauls pension withdrawal rules

The Treasury is to give savers more freedom over how they take a tax-free lump sum from their pension pot.

Retirement | 26 Nov 2014

Govt must protect retirees from ‘rip off’ drawdown charges - Labour

Labour has urged the government to ensure none of the 320,000 savers expected to take advantage of pension freedoms are exposed to “rip off charges”.

Retirement | 24 Nov 2014

Financial advisers offload 'not commercially viable' clients

Financial Advisers are offloading clients with smaller portfolio sizes as a result of the Retail Distribution Review, according to a new report.

Investments | 24 Nov 2014

Study reveals ignorance of state pension reforms

Almost half of people are unaware how changes to the state pension will affect them with just over 500 days to go until historic reforms are introduced, research suggests.

Retirement | 18 Nov 2014

Webb: Some will 'make the wrong choices' with their pension

The government expects some people to "make the wrong choices" and receive a worse outcome than under the existing system when changes designed to give retirees the power to do as they wish with their savings are rolled out in the spring, pensions minister Steve Webb has warned.

Retirement | 18 Nov 2014
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Retirees look to buy-to-let to invest pension pots

Retirees are looking to invest their pension savings in the buy-to-let market, according to a survey from the Bank of Ireland.

Buy to Let | 14 Nov 2014
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The end of the 'job for life'

The typical Briton entering the workforce today can expect to have nine jobs including one major career change in their 48 years in the workplace, according to research from retirement specialist LV=

Pensions | 13 Nov 2014

Over-50s reveal their biggest financial mistakes

Clients of deVere Group answered a simple but loaded question: “What is the most impactful financial mistake you’ve ever made?”

Retirement | 11 Nov 2014

One in five may miss full state pension, finds Prudential

Nearly one in five (18 per cent) adults do not believe they will qualify for the full flat rate State Pension of £155 a week, due to come into effect on 6 April 2016, according to new research from Prudential.

Pensions | 05 Nov 2014

Hargreaves study: 200k to cash in pension pot next April

Up to 200,000 people will cash in their pension next year, netting the Treasury an additional £1.6bn in tax, according to research from Hargreaves Lansdown.

Retirement | 28 Oct 2014
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Pension reforms not done in a ‘big rush', says Danny Alexander

Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, has hit back at claims the government is pushing through its wide-ranging pension reforms "in a big rush" ahead of next year's general election.

Retirement | 15 Oct 2014

Adviser who stole from client's pension ordered to pay back £250k

An adviser who stole more than £200,000 from a client's pension has now been ordered to pay it back, plus interest, as well as serve three years in prison.

Retirement | 14 Oct 2014

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