Women hitting state pension age before April 2016 can boost their pension pot by 20% if they defer

By combining Budget reforms with existing rules which reward savers who delay taking their State pension, eligible women can boost their payout by up to tens of thousands of pounds over a lifetime.

Pensions | 20 Aug 2014

Prudential: Average retirement lasts 20 years

People turning 65 this year can expect to live an average of nearly 20 years in retirement, according to an analysis of Office for National Statistics data by Prudential.

Retirement | 20 Aug 2014

Top five pension pitfalls

Pensioners will soon enjoy unprecedented access to their savings, but Jonathan Watts-Lay of WEALTH at work warns of five potential pitfalls.

Retirement | 19 Aug 2014

Fewer than one in three will stop working at retirement

Just 29 per cent of UK workers believe that they will stop working at retirement, according to Aegon’s third Retirement Readiness Survey.

Retirement | 12 Aug 2014

DWP warns 12m people still not saving enough for retirement

Just under 12m people in the UK are still not saving enough money to fund an adequate retirement income, according to research from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Pensions | 08 Aug 2014
Chancellor George Osborne presenting the 2013 Budget in the traditional red box

130,000 pensioners expected to access savings flexibly

The government expects 130,000 pensioners per year to access their retirement savings flexibly, according to a policy impact document.

Pensions | 07 Aug 2014

BLOG: Why over-investing in equities is a risky business

Forget the last market crash at your peril if you are relying on an investment account to provide you with a regular pension income, argues James Baxter of Tideway Partners.

Pensions | 04 Aug 2014

Prudential's analysis supports new model of retirement

Since 2011, workers over the age of 60 have seen their earnings rise faster than any other age group, according to new research by Prudential.

Pensions | 31 Jul 2014

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

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

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

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

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