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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.

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Growth in older households creates problems for downsizers

The number of households in England is expected to increase by 4 million (17%) o...

Pension Awareness Day: don’t put your retirement in jeopardy

Saturday 15 September marks Pension Awareness Day – a campaign launched to edu...

Nearly 200,000 sign pensions dashboard petition

A petition with nearly 200,000 signatures calling for the government not to scra...

More people saving in pension, but contributions fall

Total membership of occupational pension schemes has risen to its highest level,...

Pensions dashboard ‘useless’ if government won’t share state pension data

The government has not committed to sharing state pension data for the much-anti...

Pensions dashboard gets backing from government (again)

The government has announced it is backing the industry to deliver the pensions ...

Retiring now

Why now is a good time to buy an annuity

Annuities are ‘back on the table’ after two years of rock bottom rates, acco...

Retired homeowners see property value rise £800 a month

Baby boomers are cashing in on rising property prices, with many releasing equit...

Retiree couples need £8k more to survive the year

Retirees who rely solely on the state pension will struggle to make ends meet...

Savers cough up £110m falling foul of this pension rule

The government raked in £110m in tax from pension savers breaching the lifetime...

Boost for retirees as annuity rates rise again  

People planning to use their pension fund to buy a guaranteed income in retireme...

Property investors (not just landlords) may be caught out by new energy rules

People who invest in property via a pension, for example in a SIPP, could see th...

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A lender offering interest-free loans in return for a membership fee has launched this month, giving people in...

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Nationwide has today launched a new children’s savings account paying 3.5% interest if parents have an account...

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