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.

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 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.