Managing your pension

What can I do if I can't afford to pay regularly into my pension?

Monday, 09 May 2016 | Question and Answer

It is good that you are focused on your retirement planning; at 54, you need to be.

Pension freedoms used by 230,000 in first year - but demand cools

Friday, 29 April 2016 | News

Almost a quarter of a million savers have taken advantage of the pension freedoms introduced a year ago. Government figures, released yesterday, disclosed that £4.3 billion has been cashed in.

10 things you need to know about the new state pension

Thursday, 28 April 2016 | Article

Get the lowdown on the new rules and find out what you will be able to claim and when with our guide.

How BHS administration affects staff pensions: what you need to know

Thursday, 28 April 2016 | News

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has started to assess the BHS pension scheme, following the retailer’s collapse this week, in a move that is likely to see it take responsibility for the final salary pensions of some 20,000...

What should I do with my stakeholder pension now it is underperforming?

Monday, 25 April 2016 | Question and Answer

It isn’t a surprise that the value of your stakeholder pension fell between April and August last year, because stock markets fell then as well. They’ve also fallen again since that time.

Insurers may block annuity sales

Friday, 22 April 2016 | News

As the government publishes more details of its plans to create a secondary market for annuities from April 2017, frustrated policyholders are being warned that some insurance companies may not allow them to sell up.

300,000 predicted to resell their annuities

Thursday, 21 April 2016 | News

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has estimated that 300,000 annuity holders will cash in their contracts when new legislation comes into force next April.

Over half of people don't understand the new state pension

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 | News

As the new flat rate state pension comes into force, over half of Moneywise users admit they don’t understand how it works.

What will happen to my pension pot after I die?

Thursday, 07 April 2016 | Question and Answer

If your pension funds go to each other first, a child would be a ‘successor’ of the surviving spouse.

New issue of How to Retire in Style hits the newsstands

Thursday, 07 April 2016 | News

From the team that brings you Moneywise each month, How to Retire in Style will help you get the retirement you want – whether you are ready to retire and working out how you will turn your pension into an income, or younger...