Older workers hope for downsizing, inheritance or lottery win to fund retirement

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

Older workers are hoping to fund their retirement by downsizing, an inheritance or even a lottery win, according to Aviva’s latest Real Retirement Report.   

First boss to be sentenced for failing to set up pension for staff

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Bus company, Stotts Tours in Oldham and its managing director, Alan Stott have pleaded guilty of failing to provide a workplace pension to its staff.

Paying off your mortgage in your 50s could boost your pension by £200,000

Monday, 13 November 2017 | News

Getting your mortgage paid off while you are still in your 50s could see disciplined savers boost their pension pots by £200,000 or more, according to numbers crunched by Hargreaves Lansdown.

Pensions Dashboard gets green light

Thursday, 19 October 2017 | News

Pensions minister, Guy Opperman, has confirmed that the Pensions Dashboard is finally to be set in motion, with the Department for Work and Pensions taking up responsibility for the project.

Middle aged Brits heading for retirement nightmare

Thursday, 19 October 2017 | News

Middle aged Brits are failing to engage with pensions and risk an impoverished retirement, according to a new survey from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

My fourth step to early retirement: Ten funds I have picked for my pension portfolio

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 | Article

After more than 30 years selecting investment funds and shares and assembling specimen portfolios as a journalist, Heather Connon looks to select 10 funds for her own pension in the fourth instalment of her retirement diary....

One in five FTSE 100 pension schemes would struggle in a recession

Monday, 16 October 2017 | News

As many as one in five FTSE 100 companies would struggle to meet their commitments to their pension scheme during an economic downturn.

Is your final salary pension at risk?

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

Three million final salary pension savers have just a 50% chance of receiving their benefits in full, a new report by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has warned.

Pensioners missing out on £2,000 of unpaid tax credit: How to claim

Thursday, 28 September 2017 | News

As many as 40% of pensioners are missing out on income in retirement by not claiming the pension credit they are owed.

Over 50s eye buy to let for retirement income

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 | News

Retired investors look set to give the buy-to-let market a boost with new research revealing that more than one in 10 over 50s want to buy an investment property when they retire.