Articles tagged "pensions"

  • LTA image
    Last updated: 22/10/2015 - 13:55
    Article by Michelle McGagh

    The amount of money you are able to save into a pension – known as the lifetime allowance – is to be cut from £1.25m to £1m in April 2016.

  • an old person with their grandchildren
    Last updated: 21/10/2015 - 11:29
    Article by Rachel Lacey

    Seven out of 10 retirees want the security of a guaranteed income, according to Hargreaves Lansdown, so for most of us that means buying an annuity. Make the right choice for you with our 10-step guide.

  • pensioner checks out new info
    Last updated: 21/10/2015 - 11:27
    Article by Rachel Lacey

    The pension freedoms have given annuities a makeover, tackling a number of the features that retirees don’t like. Find out what’s changed with our guide.

  • pension stash in bag
    Last updated: 21/10/2015 - 10:26
    News by Michael Trudeau

    The new pension freedoms leave unwary investors vulnerable to scams, with a lack of published information from the government leading ministers to warn of a potential new mis-selling scandal brewing.

  • Physical embodiment of a workplace pension
    Last updated: 21/10/2015 - 10:59
    News by Mark King

    A new campaign aimed at educating small business owners about the need to enroll their staff into a workplace pension has been launched – by a furry character known as ‘Workie’.

  • IFA calling
    Last updated: 20/10/2015 - 10:59
    Article by Rachel Lacey

    Whether you want to generate an income or carry on investing for your future, a good independent financial adviser will help you take advantage of the pension freedoms and make the most of your retirement savings.

  • pension pounds
    Last updated: 19/10/2015 - 11:58
    News by Rachel Lacey

    Retirees can now combine the security of a guaranteed income with the flexibility offered by income drawdown following the launch of two new plans from retirement specialists Retirement Advantage and Partnership.

  • Building a occupational pension plan
    Last updated: 22/10/2015 - 16:26
    Article by Sam Barrett

    Workplace pensions are a great way to build your retirement fund, with their tax relief, low charges and employer contributions. But, while auto-enrolment has made it easy to take out a scheme and forget about it, an active approach to building your pension pot is a much better idea.

  • Rolling in twenties
    Last updated: 04/12/2015 - 11:49
    Article by Sam Barrett

    From the age of 55 you should, theoretically, be able to treat your pension like a bank account – taking out what you need when you need it – but while some pension companies have embraced the changes ushered in by the pension reforms, others are still making it difficult for customers to access their cash.

  • pensioners topping up their flowerbeds
    Last updated: 19/10/2015 - 14:45
    News by Tom Wilson

    Pensioners will be able to increase their state pension by up to £25 a week from 12 October 2015, thanks to a new government top-up scheme.