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Should I buy back my missed pension years?

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 | Question and Answer

To be eligible for the full state pension, which is currently £164.35 a week, you will need to have at least 35 qualifying years of NICs – or credits that you are given as a carer or because you are in receipt of other state...

Is it worth paying voluntary NICs so I qualify for a state pension?

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | Question and Answer

I understand that your state pension forecast estimated that you would only have nine qualifying years at the time you reach your state pension age.

Surge in equity release lending as number of products doubles

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | News

The number of over-55s using equity release to unlock cash in their homes has surged in the past year, driven by increased competition and innovation, a new report has revealed.

Should you start a pension for your kids?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 | Article

Setting up a pension for your child will help set them up for a wealthier retirement, is very tax efficient and helps introduce them to the concept of long-term saving. So why don't more people do it?

Annuity rates up nearly a fifth in two years, after post-Brexit referendum crash

Monday, 17 September 2018 | News

The income 65-year olds can get from a £100,000 pension is up by 19% since rates bottomed out on 15th September 2016, just months after the UK voted to leave the EU.

Far fewer pensioners living in poverty than previously thought, according to new commission

Monday, 17 September 2018 | News

People with disabilities are the most likely to be living in poverty, while “far fewer” pensioners are living in poverty than had previously been estimated.

Pensions Awareness Day: Brits dream of travel in retirement, but their savings could let them down

Friday, 14 September 2018 | News

Travel and holidays remain the number one retirement aspiration for Brits, according to Vitality Invest, with half of Brits (47%) planning to see the world when they finally quit the rat race.

Divorced women missing out fair share of pension money in retirement, Age UK warns

Thursday, 13 September 2018 | News

Thousands of women going through divorce could be losing out on significant sums of money in retirement because they are unaware of a legal entitlement to their ex’s private pension, Age UK has warned.

Will claiming state and final salary pensions when I’m 65 affect my money purchase annual allowance?

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 | Question and Answer

Sometimes it’s possible to keep paying into your pension even after you take money out of a pot – but you may have to pay tax on contributions of over £4,000 a year.

Guaranteed annuity rates: retirees rejecting £3 billion in pension guarantees

Friday, 14 September 2018 | News

Over 55s are shunning valuable guarantees on pensions in their scramble to cash them in for lump sums.