Articles by Marina Gerner

'Wake-up' retirement packs to be sent from age 50

Thursday, 28 June 2018 | News

A package of measures designed to engage people in their retirement planning has been proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Here’s why women retire on £4,900 a year less than men

Thursday, 31 May 2018 | News

There is a retirement income gender gap in the UK – here’s what needs to happen for it to close

Parliamentary committee calls for ‘default fund’ at retirement

Thursday, 05 April 2018 | News

A new report by the Work & Pensions Select Committee is proposing the creation of a ‘default decumulation pathway’; in other words, a default investment fund for those who do not make their own investment choices. 

Pension dashboard back in the spotlight

Thursday, 05 April 2018 | News

In a new report, the Work & Pensions Select Committee has urged the government to introduce an industry-funded pensions dashboard by April 2019.

Stocks and Shares Isa beats Cash Isa two-thirds of the time

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

Since 1999, the average Stocks and Shares Isa fund has beaten the average Cash Isa rate in 12 out of 19 tax years. 

Opting out of auto-enrolment rise could cost £250,000

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | News

Pension savers who opt out of the auto-enrolment increase from 6 April could lose a quarter of million pounds, according to figures from Fidelity International.

Why women have less than half the pension of their male colleagues

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | News

The average amount in a woman’s workplace pension scheme is less than half that of their male colleagues (£53,000 compared to £120,000), according to a new report by Close Brothers Asset Management.

Will savers opt out of pensions next month?

Monday, 12 March 2018 | News

Next month the contributions levels of those auto-enrolled in a pension will rise from 2% to 5%, which has raised concerns there will be a sharp rise in the number of workers choosing to opt out of their pensions.

Complex Isa regime should be scrapped in favour of an 'Everything Isa'

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | News

A group of MPs and savings experts have called on the government to scrap the current regime of multiple Isas in favour of an ‘Everything Isa’ instead.

Do you have a workplace pension? Your monthly take-home pay will fall from April

Monday, 05 March 2018 | News

Pension savers who are currently auto-enrolled will see their contributions rise from 2% to 5% at the start of the new tax year on April 6.