Income in retirement

Make your pension last a lifetime

More and more people are reaching retirement and choosing to keep at least some of their pension invested to carry on growing their savings and to keep their options open.

Pensions made simple with PensionBee

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  • Combine your old and lost pension pots into one online plan
  • Take complete control and have 24/7 access to your pension balance
  • Your own dedicated BeeKeeper (account manager)
  • Make withdrawals online from the age of 55

HMRC repays £334m in overpaid tax since pension freedoms launch

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 | News

HMRC has repaid £334 million in overpaid tax to over-55s since the introduction of the pension freedoms in April 2015.

One in four workers over 40 fears outliving their savings more than death

Monday, 30 July 2018 | News

One in four workers aged over 40 fears outliving their savings more than dying, new research from Leeds Building Society shows.

Ditch the triple lock: state pension should rise in line with earnings, say MPs

Thursday, 26 July 2018 | News

State pension should rise in line with earnings, while “fundamental reform” of pensions tax relief is needed, according to an influential cross-party parliamentary committee of MPs.   

Retirees risk pension tax shock

Friday, 20 July 2018 | News

As many as one in 10 (10%) of people retiring this year plans to take their entire pension as a cash lump sum, according to research from Prudential, while one in five (20%) plans to cash in more than their tax-free...

Active investment the key to an early retirement

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | News

Savers who engage with their pension and choose where their money is invested enjoy greater returns than those who don’t, according to new analysis from Hargreaves Lansdown.

Equity release hits £9.5m a day as more retirees help out their kids

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | News

Retired homeowners released £1.71 billion worth of property wealth in the first six months of 2018, up by 37% on the previous year, according to latest analysis of the equity release sector.

Smokers can boost retirement income by £1,100 a year

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 | News

Smokers may not want to tell their doctor how many cigarettes they puff away on each day, but any tobacco lover who is looking to use their pension to buy guaranteed retirement income would do well to be frank when they shop...

Retirees risk running out of cash by ignoring market volatility

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | News

Retirees could be jeopardising their pension income and run the risk of outliving their money if they fail to consider the impact of market volatility on their savings.

Over-50s shy away from investment risk

Thursday, 21 June 2018 | News

The vast majority of over-50s want to maintain their current lifestyle in retirement but are unwilling to invest appropriately to achieve this goal. 

Equitable Life shuts down - what should policyholders do?

Monday, 18 June 2018 | News

Legacy policyholders still with the pension company are due a windfall.