Starting your pension

Personal pensions: a guide

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.

Confused by pensions jargon? Here's what you need to know

Friday, 15 September 2017 | Article

On average, people in the UK live for 240 months after they’ve retired – that’s the equivalent of 240 missed paycheques.

Is auto-enrolment lulling millennials into a state of false security?

Monday, 21 August 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Since the launch of automatic enrolment in October 2012, the number of people saving into a workplace pension has increased from 10.7 million to 16.2 million, according to the government.

Even in your 40s, you can start saving for a £100,000 pension

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

According to Fidelity International, starting pension contributions in your 40s can help you build up a worthwhile pension for retirement.

Young people need to save 20% of earnings to match current retiree’s pensions

Thursday, 20 July 2017 | News

Young people need to save 20% of their wages in order to match the retirement income of baby boomers, a wide-ranging international study has found.

Self-employed should have pension contributions added to tax bill

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 | News

Self-employed workers should have pension contributions added to their tax bill once a year as part of the self-assessment process, according to a new report from Royal London and Aviva.

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.