Starting your pension

Why you need a pension

Chances are you're far more focused on whether you can justify dinner out at the weekend, your holiday plans, trading up your car or doing work on your house.

No one today should have to live in a pension wasteland

Thursday, 15 June 2017 | Article

“JE NE REGRETTE RIEN.” So sang French chanteuse Edith Piaf in 1959. “I do not regret anything.” I wish I could say the same about my personal finance life.

One in seven pre-retirees don’t have a pension

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | News

One in seven people aged between 55 and 65 do not have a private pension, according to the latest research from Aegon.

Stat of the month: £43,000 is the value of a university degree at retirement

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 | News

Going to university could boost your pension fund by £43,000 at retirement, according to analysis by insurance company Aviva.

How much do I need to save for retirement?

Thursday, 20 April 2017 | News

To enjoy a comfortable retirement, couples need to put away £131 per month from the age of 20, according to a new report by consumer research group Which?.

Half of Moneywise users started a pension aged 19-25

Thursday, 09 February 2017 | News

Nearly half (49%) of Moneywise.co.uk users started their first pension between the ages of 19 and 25, according to our poll results.

How much should you pay into your pension?

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 | Article

In addition to choosing your pension and selecting the right investments, you will also need to consider how much you need to pay in.

One in seven to retire without pension

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | News

One in seven people retiring this year will have no retirement savings making them either totally or heavily reliant on the state pension, according to research from Prudential.

Auto-enrolled savers must increase contributions, warns Royal London

Monday, 15 February 2016 | News

Workers in auto-enrolled pensions will need to work into their late seventies if they are to achieve the same level of...

Personal pensions: a guide

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | Article

However if you are self-employed, don't work, or want to supplement your workplace scheme, a personal pension is a sensible way to save for retirement.

Workplace pensions: a guide

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | Article

For the vast majority of people, the best way to build a retirement fund is to save in the pension provided for them by their employer.