What will you do with your pension?

Until the new rules came into force in April 2015, only those with very small pensions could cash them in. Now, from the age of 55 any saver with a defined contribution scheme can take the lot.

Regulator adopts softer stance on final salary transfers

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 | News

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published new proposals on advice relating to pension transfers, primarily for transfers from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) pension schemes.

Retirees can look forward to £26k tax-free cash

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | News

More than half of people (54%) approaching retirement plan to take the 25% of their pension pot that they are permitted to take as tax free cash, according to Aegon’s latest UK Readiness Report.

Surge in final salary transfers

Monday, 19 June 2017 | News

Financial advisers are reporting a surge in the number of final salary scheme members who are trading in their pension plans for cash.

Keep your finances strong and stable post election

Friday, 16 June 2017 | Article

After the shock result of the General Election, which saw the Conservatives ‘win’ but without the majority they needed, the economic and political outlook for the UK is looking anything but ‘strong and stable’.

No one today should have to live in a pension wasteland

Thursday, 15 June 2017 | Article

“JE NE REGRETTE RIEN.” So sang French chanteuse Edith Piaf in 1959. “I do not regret anything.” I wish I could say the same about my personal finance life.

Second new pensions minister appointed in less than 12 months

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | News

Guy Opperman, the MP for Hexham, has been appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Pensions and Financial Inclusion at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), it’s been announced today.

New Work and Pensions Secretary has tough challenge ahead

Monday, 12 June 2017 | News

David Gauke, the MP for South West Hertfordshire, has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

State pension triple lock: is a stay of execution on the cards?

Monday, 12 June 2017 | News

Proposed changes to the state pension triple lock have been thrown into limbo, following last week's election result.

Election 2017: What a hung parliament means for your investments, pensions and property

Friday, 09 June 2017 | News

Theresa May’s snap election has backfired, with a hung parliament the result. Although the Conservatives won the most seats, the party does not have the majority it needs.

EU pension gender gap hits 40%

Thursday, 08 June 2017 | News

The average male pensioner in the EU has a pension worth 40% more than the average woman, according to new analysis from employee benefit consultant, Mercer.