Income in retirement

Avoid these 10 potential pension slip ups

1. Cashing in pensions ‘just because you can’

Ask the Experts: Will I receive national insurance credits and will they boost my pension?

Monday, 26 June 2017 | Question and Answer

Yes, the information you’ve been given is correct. There is a little known automatic national insurance credit scheme in place, which applies only to men who were born before 6 October 1953.

Tories back down on plans to scrap pension triple lock and means test winter fuel payment changes

Monday, 26 June 2017 | News

The government has confirmed that both the state pension triple lock and the winter fuel allowance will be protected, despite proposals to the contrary in the

Inflation hits four-year high

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 | News

Inflation is continuing to rise, with the consumer prices index reaching a four-year high of 2.9% in May.

Setting care cap too high will stop us saving, say over 50s

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 | News

Over 50s are willing to pay towards the cost of social care, but if the government expects them to pay too much, it will discourage them from saving.

The Scottish National Party Manifesto: what it means for your finances

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

The Scottish National Party has now published its manifesto for the 2017 General Election.

Three model portfolios for retirement income

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 | Article

It has certainly been a challenging few months for global markets.

Should you cash in your gold-plated pension?

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 | Article

Despite the pension freedoms, final salary schemes don’t allow you to access the cash in your pension pot. But before you decide to transfer out, make sure you understand what you’ll be giving up.

Money makeover: "We want to protect our family and plan for retirement"

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Article

Peter and Toni Hawkins (pictured below) want to consolidate their pensions and find the right protection policy now that they are mortgage-free.They live in Stevenage, Hertfordshire with their two children, Tom, 13, and...

Money makeover: "We want to protect our family and plan for retirement"

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | Article

Peter and Toni Hawkins (pictured below) want to consolidate their pensions and find the right protection policy now that they are mortgage-free.They live in Stevenage, Hertfordshire with their two children, Tom, 13, and...

How to pick the right income drawdown plan for you

Thursday, 17 November 2016 | Article

One thing that quickly became very clear after the pension freedoms were launched in April 2015 was that large number of retirees would want to carry on investing.