Pensions

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BLOG: Pensions - New freedom, new responsibility

As the Government gives details of its plans for pensions reform, Fidelity's Tom Stevenson explains the likely impact of the changes.

Retirement | 29 Jul 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cost of being a pensioner tops £10,000

Pensioners face an average income shortfall of £2,700 per year as the annual cost of being a pensioner tops £10,000.

Pensions | 07 Jul 2014
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Skipton offers free retirement advice

Skipton has launched a free retirement advice service aimed at £20k plus investors following George Osborne's Budget announcement that all retirees should be offered free guidance.

Pensions | 02 Jul 2014
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Considering a pension transfer? What you need to consider.

Swapping a guaranteed pension income for life for an invested personal pension account won’t be for everyone. However, there are compelling reasons to consider this now.

Pensions | 01 Jul 2014
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Brewin Dolphin: Take advantage of pension relief while you can

Pension savers should take advantage of tax relief while they still can, says Nick Fitzgerald of Brewin Dolphin, rather than be put off by the lifetime cap.

Pensions | 01 Jul 2014
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Auto-enrolment schemes may need rewrite, says HL

Over 10,000 employers across the UK will start automatically enrolling staff in workplace pension schemes from today, but a leading workplace pension adviser warns that schemes may have to be rewritten to accommodate pension chances announced in the last budget.

Pensions | 01 Jul 2014

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