pensions

Equitable Life shuts down - what should policyholders do?

Monday, 18 June 2018 | News

Legacy policyholders still with the pension company are due a windfall.

My elderly uncle is in prison. Is my aunt entitled to any of his state pension?

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 | Question and Answer

The short answer is that the state pension is not paid to prisoners.

Here’s why women retire on £4,900 a year less than men

Thursday, 31 May 2018 | News

There is a retirement income gender gap in the UK – here’s what needs to happen for it to close

What can I do about the high fees I’m paying on an old pension I have?

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | Question and Answer

You are not alone. Many people are paying high charges on their personal pensions. These are typically policies which were taken out many years ago.

Beat the pension scammers

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | Article

Pension freedoms were introduced in 2015, allowing over-55s to spend or invest their pension as they want.

About to retire? It’s time to make the most of your pension freedoms

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | Article

Until April 2015, retirees faced a fairly stark choice with their pensions. The majority turned their lifetime savings into an income for life by buying an annuity.

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).

MPs savage 'feeble' regulators over Carillion's collapse

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | News

A damning report by MPs has condemned not only the directors of Carillion, but also key regulators and the company’s auditors, who did little to prevent the collapse of the company in January.

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.

"Should I transfer my Isa into a Sipp?"

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | Article

A 69-year-old reader wants to know if a personal pension’s tax benefits make it a better option for him.