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Let the contents of your rubbish bin boost your pension

Did you know that it’s possible to make money from the contents of your rubbish bin? Yes, really.

Pensions made simple with PensionBee

  • Combine your old and lost pension pots into one online plan
  • Take complete control and have 24/7 access to your pension balance
  • Your own dedicated BeeKeeper (account manager)
  • Make withdrawals online from the age of 55

Millennials will need to save £12,000 a year to retire at 55

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | News

A 30-year-old hoping to retire at 55 will have to save around £1,000 a month (net of tax relief), according to new research by the Pension Review Service (PRS).

Record number of employees are saving towards a pension

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 | News

Nearly 10 million people are now saving for a pension – a new record according to latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis published today.

Don't squander your pension investments

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 | Blog | By Edmund Greaves

The auto-enrolment phenomenon has created a new generation of pension savers. But the next decision these savers need to make is how best to invest that money for their future.

Call for employer-arranged pension advice to be doubled to £1,000

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | News

Employers are calling for help from the government when it comes to providing pension advice to workers, a new survey by a pensions provider has revealed.

Self-employed workers lose out on pension savings, says think tank

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | News

Self-employed workers are very worried about their lack of retirement savings, a think tank has warned.

Retirees refuse to spend and splurge

Friday, 20 April 2018 | News

Only one in 10 over-55s who has quit work since April 2015 admits to overspending. This is despite the introduction of the pension freedoms that give savers free access to their retirement savings once they turn 55.

Pensions tax relief must be overhauled, says RSA

Thursday, 19 April 2018 | News

A new report from the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) is calling for an overhaul of the tax relief offered to savers paying money into a pension in order to help tackle low levels of retirement saving among the self-employed.

Financial planning no woman can afford to ignore

Monday, 16 April 2018 | Article

With gender pay gaps very much in the news, and women often taking career breaks to care for children or elderly parents, it’s vital for women to take control of their financial planning.

Beware of emergency tax codes on pension withdrawals

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 | News

Over-55s planning to make an ad hoc withdrawal from their pension this year are being warned that they could be stung with an even heftier tax bill than they had expected.

Parliamentary committee calls for ‘default fund’ at retirement

Thursday, 05 April 2018 | News

A new report by the Work & Pensions Select Committee is proposing the creation of a ‘default decumulation pathway’; in other words, a default investment fund for those who do not make their own investment choices.