Retirement lifestyle

Care costs increasing 10% faster than pensioner incomes

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 | News

The cost of living in a care home is increasing 10% faster than pensioner incomes, as average annual costs exceed £30,000 for the first time.

Spain tops list of Brits' favourite retirement hotspots in 2016

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 | News

Spain has come top of a poll to reveal Brits’ most popular overseas retirement destinations.

More people aged 50-74 in work than ever before

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 | News

New figures by the Department for Work and Pensions show there are now more people aged 50-74 in work than ever before.

Triple lock' state pension should become 'double lock', says Altmann

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 | News

The former Pensions Minister Ros Altmann believes a government guarantee that state pension will rise each year by at least 2.5% should be dropped from 2020.

Over 45s relying on property to fund retirement

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 | News

Almost half of over-45s are counting on property to deliver their income in retirement.

Could Brexit scupper your overseas retirement plans?

Friday, 01 July 2016 | Article

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Annuity rates fall in response to Brexit

Monday, 27 June 2016 | News

Annuity providers have begun to reduce rates in response to the referendum result and the subsequent drop in gilt yields.

Government to write to 100,000 people at risk of no state pension in retirement

Thursday, 23 June 2016 | News

At least 100,000 people will be sent warning letters to say they won’t receive a state pension if they do not make more National Insurance (NI) contributions before they retire.  

Investors failing to plan for retirement

Monday, 20 June 2016 | News

Almost half of investors are concerned they will not have enough money to live comfortably on when they retire, while one in 10 have yet to get their retirement savings started with a pension.

How safe is your 'gold plated' final salary pension?

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 | Article

If your employer goes bust it may not just be your job that is at stake. If your company offers a final salary pension, your retirement income could be at risk too.