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.

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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

Care homes firm to pay back 'upfront fees' to residents

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 | News

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured more than £2 million in compensation for residents of a major care homes group who have been charged several thousands of pounds per person in compulsory ‘upfront fees’...

Self-employed workers lose out on pension savings, says think tank

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | News

Self-employed workers are very worried about their lack of retirement savings, a think tank has warned.

Can I transfer my excess NI contributions to my wife to increase her pension?

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | Question and Answer

If your wife’s state pension is below £73.30 a week, it may be possible to increase it through your national insurance record.

Men get a better deal from state pension

Monday, 23 April 2018 | News

Men are still getting substantially more state pension than women, according to new research from Which?. 

Two in five over-55s worry about cash running out in retirement

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | News

More than four in 10 over-55s are worried their money will run out in retirement.

Retirees spend more than £4,000 a year supporting their families

Friday, 13 April 2018 | News

Pensioners are placing increasing pressure on their retirement plans and income by financially supporting up to three generations of their family, according to research from Prudential. 

How will my state pension be affected by having contracted out?

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 | Question and Answer

Under the old state pension system, it was possible for a pension scheme to be “contracted out” of the state second pension (previously known as SERPS).

Royal London asks customers to trade guaranteed annuity rates for larger pot

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 | News

Pension provider Royal London is asking a reported 33,000 former Scottish Life customers if they would like to exchange their guaranteed annuity rate for a cash injection to their pension fund.

Five tips to help you put a retirement plan together

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 | Blog | By Jonathan Watts-Lay

If you think that retirement plans are only for the super wealthy, or if you’ve just not got round to it yet, or even that you think retirement is too far away, then think again.

Why the state pension age is bound to rise

Friday, 09 March 2018 | News

Total UK pension liabilities increased by a massive 15% over the five years to 2015, rising to £7.6 trillion from £6.6 trillion in 2010, according to the latest pension statistics from the Office for National Statistics. ...