Articles by Rachel Lacey

Smaller annuity holders given chance to sell up

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 | News

Some annuity holders are being given the opportunity to sell their plan with other providers ‘likely’ to follow, despite the government closing the door on annuity sales after it

Expat pensioners worried about exchange rates this Christmas

Monday, 11 December 2017 | News

Expat retirees are tightening their belts this Christmas as the spending power of their income continues to reduce as Sterling slips against the Euro.

Final salary pension schemes must take more risk to avoid shortfalls

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 | News

Defined benefit pension schemes are being accused of investing their assets too cautiously.

One in nine defers state pension

Monday, 04 December 2017 | News

One in nine pensioners has deferred claiming the state pension, in order to enjoy the benefits of an increased benefit when they do.

Two in 10 pensioners now living in poverty

Monday, 04 December 2017 | News

More than one in five of the UK population now lives in poverty, according to a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), with improvements made among vulnerable groups, including pensioners and children, over...

Care homes must be reformed, says competition regulator

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

The UK’s care homes are in urgent need of reform, according to the findings of an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Scam watch: Be wary of ‘fake’ police asking to check your cash

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

Consumers are being warned to be wary of police officers who may not be who they seem.

Moneywise Fund Awards 2017: Funds with star quality

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 | Article

This year’s winning funds across 12 popular sectors offer investors the perfect combination of good value and consistent high performance.

Eight in 10 over 50s significantly underestimate life expectancy

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 | News

As many as eight in 10 (78%) over 50s are significantly underestimating how long they can expect to live.

Autumn Budget 2017: Pension tax relief changes shelved for another year

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Today’s Budget was relatively quiet for pensions.  Many experts were surprised that Philip Hammond did not tinker with pensions to raise cash.