Articles tagged "pensions"

  • 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.

  • Giving a gift from pension cash out
    Last updated: 09/10/2015 - 09:40
    News by Rachel Lacey

    Families look set to benefit from the new pension freedoms, according to research from Prudential, as couples plan to take advantage of the new rules to pass on their wealth.

  • Breaking open the piggy bank
    Last updated: 01/10/2015 - 10:06
    News by Faith Glasgow

    Six months after the introduction of new rules allowing people much greater flexibility in how they access and use their pensions after the age of 55, and greater freedom to pass on those pension pots when they die, there is little sign of the spending splurges predicted by many experts.

  • confused chalkboard
    Last updated: 28/09/2015 - 11:15
    News by Rachel Lacey

    UK savers are totally confused by pensions and the best ways to save for their retirement, according to new research from Aberdeen Asset Management.