pensions

Do my childcaring years count towards my state pension?

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | Question and Answer

In order to be entitled to a full state pension, you need to have paid national insurance or received credits for 35 years.

Watchdogs launch campaign to raise awareness of pension scams

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 | News

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have teamed up to launch a new TV and radio advertising campaign to raise awareness of pension scams.

Two thirds of over-50s workers put retirement plans on hold

Monday, 13 August 2018 | News

The majority of workers who are aged 50 and over plan to retire later than they would have expected to 10 years ago, according to Aviva.

Retirement gender gap as women fail to engage with their pensions

Friday, 10 August 2018 | News

A survey by pension and investment company Aegon reveals that one in three women don’t know how much they have saved in their pension pots. That compared to just one in five men.

Group action launched on behalf of disgruntled Liberty Sipp customers

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 | News

Hundreds of disgruntled customers of Sipp (self-invested personal pension) provider Liberty Sipp have had their cases taken on by a solicitor’s firm.

My partner is near retiring. Should she invest a large sum in a private pension?

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 | Question and Answer

The right approach for you and your partner will depend on your circumstances, financial goals and attitude to risk.

How just £6 a week can add £60,000 to your pension pot

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 | News

Savers who contribute an extra 1% of their salary to their pension pot could retire with almost £60,000 more than those who don’t.

Inquiry launched into pension charges and transparency

Monday, 06 August 2018 | News

An inquiry into the cost and transparency of pensions has been launched by the Work and Pensions Committee.

Scam watch: Northumbria Police pension ruling offers hope to scam victims

Monday, 06 August 2018 | News

A landmark ruling is offering fresh hope to the victims of pension scams, after the Pension Ombudsman ruled that the Northumbria Police failed in its duty to protect one of its members.

A third of workers have no idea they're auto-enrolled in a pension

Friday, 03 August 2018 | News

More workers than ever are saving for the future but lack of pension awareness is ‘worrying’. A third of workers are not aware they have been auto-enrolled into a workplace pension scheme.