Retirement lifestyle

Moving overseas? Don’t fall for these five financial myths about expat life

When Britons move overseas it is usually an exciting life changing experience, but it can be fraught with complications when it comes to financial affairs.

West Sussex is the most attractive county to retire to

Monday, 21 August 2017 | News

West Sussex is the county with the highest quality of life for pensioners, according to analysis by Prudential. Dorset comes second and East Sussex comes third as most attractive retirement counties.

Power of attorney leaves elderly open to abuse, claims senior judge

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | News

Insufficient safeguards on lasting power of attorney (LPA) agreements are leaving elderly and vulnerable people open to abuse, according to a retired senior judge.

EU countries top Britons’ favourite retirement destinations despite Brexit

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

Spain remains the most popular destination for retirees looking to start a new life overseas, according to the latest research from Retirement Advantage. It’s followed by France, Portugal and Italy.

‘Pension freedom’ withdrawals hit an all-time high in second quarter

Thursday, 27 July 2017 | News

The number of people aged 55 plus accessing their pensions has hit its highest level since pension freedoms were introduced in April 2015, with £1.86 billion withdrawn by more than 200,000 people between April and June.

Failure to set up lasting power of attorney can be a costly disaster

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 | News

The vast majority of UK adults are yet to set up a lasting power of attorney (LPA), leaving the management of their financial and health affairs to chance.

Life expectancy has stalled since 2010

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 | News

Life expectancy has stalled since 2010, due to a rise in dementia deaths and squeezed health services, according to a new report by Sir Michael Marmot, director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London....

A quarter of Moneywise users change plans to retire abroad following referendum

Friday, 14 July 2017 | News

A quarter (25%) of Moneywise users have changed their plans to retire abroad following the referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union and the triggering of Article 50.

Older women should become apprentices, says new pensions minister

Thursday, 06 July 2017 | News

The new pensions minister, Guy Opperman has outraged women that have been caught out by rapid increases to the state pension age by suggesting that they take up apprenticeships in old age.

My steps to retirement: a series of personal pension decisions

Thursday, 03 August 2017 | Article

Follow Heather Connon, a financial journalist, as she winds down her job and begins to draw on her pension in the series below.

Money makeover: "I want to protect my assets for retirement in eight years' time"

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 | Article

Graeme Palmer, 52, lives in northeast London with his partner Geraldine. He aims to retire at 60.