Managing your pension

Don’t fall for a pension scam

Ever been offered an investment opportunity in burial plots, Carribean hotel rooms or a guaranteed return from Uruguayan soya beans?

Ask the Experts: Should I consolidate my three pensions into one pension pot?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 | Question and Answer

Many people are keen to consolidate their pensions, and this is something which is heavily promoted by product providers.

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

Pension cold callers must be banned now

Monday, 11 December 2017 | News

The Work and Pensions Committee has called on the government to act now to protect savers’ pensions from cold calling scams.

Another government pension scheme ‘fails’ as military wives miss out on millions

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | News

Military wives may have missed out on nearly half a billion in state pension rights, leading to the government coming under fire again for the poor uptake of a pension scheme.

Is saving 11% of your income enough for retirement?

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | News

UK investors save more than the average European investor, according to new research, but is it enough for a good retirement income?

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.

Ask the Experts: How much am I owed after deferring my state pension?

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 | Question and Answer

When you defer a state pension, you cannot choose a combination of extra state pension and a lump-sum payment.

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.

Government state pension top up scheme branded a ‘failure’

Friday, 01 December 2017 | News

A government scheme put in place to help pensioners who missed out on the new state pension top up their earnings failed to reach the number of pensioners expected to benefit, according to new figures.

Women: What to do if you are struggling to make ends meet in retirement

Friday, 24 November 2017 | Article

It is females who lag the most when it comes to any sort of private pension saving, according to research by Fidelity International among people who have accessed their pots since April 2015.