pension

July 2016

Advice with you in mind

By |July 20th, 2016|

One of the most important relationships you may ever have
Few people really have the time to understand the significant number of financial products on the market at any time. If you’re looking to invest, buy a protection product or plan for the longer term, expert professional financial advice is essential to help enable you to […]

Why now is the time to review your pension

By |July 18th, 2016|

Taking an active interest in your retirement savings
Millions of savers currently spend very little time reviewing their pensions, with more than a quarter of savers (28%) admitting to never reviewing their retirement savings, while almost a fifth (19%) of those with a pension said they review it less than once every five years according to […]

Pension confusion

By |July 14th, 2016|

Are most people unprepared for retirement?
People are still being left confused by pensions, with almost two thirds not understanding their key features, according to new research by Wesleyan.
The research conducted by the specialist financial mutual revealed how much confusion there still is among most people when it comes to their retirement planning. Three quarters of […]

The run-up to retirement

By |July 12th, 2016|

What the over 50s do with their money once the mortgage is paid off
Britain’s over 50s are splashing their extra income they receive once they’ve paid off their mortgages on holidays, home improvements and gifts for their children, while less than one in four are using the money to top up their retirement savings, new […]

June 2016

What are Defined benefit pension schemes

By |June 13th, 2016|

Secure income for life
A defined benefit pension scheme is one where the amount paid to you is set using a formula based on how many years you’ve worked for your employer and the salary you’ve earned rather than the value of your investments. If you work or have worked for a large employer or in […]

State Pension

By |June 10th, 2016|

New rule changes
The State Pension changed on 6 April 2016. If you reached State Pension age on or after that date, you’ll now receive the new State Pension under the new rules. The aim of the new State Pension is to make it simpler to understand, but there are some complicated changeover arrangements which […]

What are Defined contribution pension schemes

By |June 6th, 2016|

Providing an income in retirement
With a defined contribution pension, you build up a pot of money that you can then use to provide an income in retirement. Unlike defined benefit schemes, which promise a specific income, the income you might get from a defined contribution scheme depends on factors including the amount you pay in, […]

May 2016

New State Pension

By |May 20th, 2016|

How much will I get under the new State Pension?
The State Pension changed on 6 April 2016. If you reach State Pension age on or after that date, you’ll now receive the new State Pension under the new rules. The aim of the new State Pension is to make it simpler to understand, but there […]

Pension freedoms: one year on

By |May 12th, 2016|

What are the key reasons for shifting retirement patterns?
New pension rules which give you far greater flexibility over what you can do with your pension pot came into force on 6 April 2015, but according to Aviva’s latest Working Lives report a third of people aged over 50 who are employed in the private sector […]

April 2016

The impact of further pension changes on the horizon from this April

By |April 15th, 2016|

Pensions have been transformed by the arrival of freedom reforms on 6 April 2015 which now give much greater flexibility over what you can do with your pension pot. The new freedoms mean you can enjoy far greater choice on how you spend and generate an income from your pensions, but with further changes on the […]