Managing your pension

The lowdown on teachers' pensions

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 | Article

In the first in a series of articles on different professions and their pension options, we examine the teachers’ pension scheme.

How to invest your pension in history

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 | Article

While Lamborghinis might not be flying off the forecourts as predicted by former pensions minister Steve Webb, the introduction of pension freedoms has resulted in a change of spending habits in retirement.

One in four aged over 50 plans pension 'gift' of £51k

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 | News

One in four people aged over 50 plans to leave some of their pension behind to loved ones, research from Saga Investment Services has found.

Flexible pension access surpasses £6.1bn

Thursday, 28 July 2016 | News

Some 159,000 people withdrew £1.77 billion from their pensions between April and June this year – the biggest amount on record - new data reveals.

The pros and cons of moving your pension

Monday, 25 July 2016 | Article

You might be tempted to switch pension providers to get your hands on your money, find a better deal, or to bring a number of pensions into one place. But before you move your money, you need to be aware of the risks.

Am I entitled to receive my late husband's state pension?

Monday, 25 July 2016 | Question and Answer

The benefit you have been receiving is known as bereavement allowance. It is only paid for a period of 52 weeks from the date your husband died.

Sir Philip Green under pressure to bail out BHS pension

Monday, 25 July 2016 | News

Sir Philip Green has a “moral duty” to help 20,000 BHS pension scheme members following the collapse of the high street retailer earlier this year.

Beware the dangers of pension freedom

Thursday, 21 July 2016 | Article

Few areas of personal finance have undergone such dramatic change in recent years as our pensions.

The dangers of relying on your home as a pension fund

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 | News

People of working age who are planning to use the value of their home to fund their retirement could see their standard of living slump, according to new research from Royal London.

Do I have to pay tax on a pension I've cashed in if I am a non-taxpayer?

Monday, 18 July 2016 | Question and Answer

The first 25% of the payout of your pension will be tax-free. The remaining 75% will be taxed at the basic rate of tax at 20%.