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With Brits living longer and the rules of retirement constantly changing, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Look here for all of the news and insight you need to plan your future, whether you’re retiring now or looking forward to freedom. If you're on the cusp of retirement check out our 'Retiring Now' section. Our 'Retirement Planning' section is a useful tool in the run-up to retirement.

Retirement planning

Stampede quit defined benefit pension schemes

Pension transfers in the first quarter of 2018 reached a record high, with the m...

One in 10 bosses limit pay rises to absorb higher pension costs

One in 10 employers say they have limited staff wage rises to deal with increas...

Govt will have to justify planned increase to state pension age

The government will have to justify proposed changes to raise the state pension ...

Hargreaves Lansdown offers up to £500 cashback for transfers

Savers and investors who transfer savings from another provider to Hargreaves La...

Nottingham Building Society to become second cash Lifetime ISA provider

The Nottingham Building Society is set to launch a cash Lifetime ISA product, ma...

Windfall for Equitable Life policyholders as it plans closure

Equitable Life has announced a ‘new strategy’ as it plans to close in 2019, ...

Retiring now

Older workers contribute £9bn a year to UK’s finances through income tax

Pensioner households contribute almost £9bn a year in tax from their earnings, ...

‘Thrifty’ pensioners hold onto wealth in retirement

Pensioners are cautious when it comes to spending their wealth, opting to keep m...

Older homeowners see property values soar £159,000

Retired homeowners have typically seen their properties grow by £159,000 in val...

Women’s retirement income hits record high but it’s £5k lower than men’s

The gender pay gap may be closing but women retiring this year will receive an a...

Could you qualify for an enhanced annuity (and not know about it)?

Brits are renowned for their ‘stiff upper lip’, but when it comes to securin...

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Friday 25 May has been dubbed ‘State Pension survival day’ as it marks the m...

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