Pensions

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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How to pick a SIPP provider

With more than 150 Sipp providers in the market, potential investors may feel overwhelmed - here's how you can narrow down your choices.

Retirement | 01 Dec 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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