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Pre-retirees are gambling on income

Updated: 16th November 2017 - First Published: 16th November 2017 Many people long for the day they can give up work and enjoy retirement, but have you considered how you’ll pay for it? Unless you’ve planned sufficiently, it may be less comfortable than you're hoping, yet many are gambling on their future income. Read More...

Pre-retirees expect to be worse off

Updated: 13th November 2017 - First Published: 13th November 2017 Approaching retirement can be exciting, but without the right pension provision it can be daunting as well. Unfortunately, many pre-retirees are concerned about their finances, believing they’ll never have it as good as those already retired. Read More...

Pension freedom retirees urged to reclaim tax

Updated: 01st November 2017 - First Published: 01st November 2017 Retirees who have been over-taxed after using the pension freedoms to withdraw funds from their pensions have been urged to take the initiative and reclaim the tax back from HMRC. Read More...

Equity release lending at record high

Updated: 30th October 2017 - First Published: 30th October 2017 Equity release is becoming increasingly recognised as a way to boost retirement income, with more and more older homeowners taking the plunge and freeing up some of the cash tied up in their home – so much so that lending has hit another record high. Read More...

It costs £10,830 a year to be a pensioner

Updated: 20th October 2017 - First Published: 20th October 2017 Being a pensioner can cost a lot more than many people think. In fact, even if you’ve paid off your mortgage, the average annual cost can add up to £10,830, or around £210 a week – some 32% more than the full state pension is able to offer. Read More...

Targets & dashboards: reach your retirement goals

Updated: 12th October 2017 - First Published: 12th October 2017 When it comes to pensions, we need to be saving more. Which is why it’s so welcome to hear a renewed focus on encouraging retirement saving, and a call for the Pensions Dashboard to be quickly delivered. But how can it help you reach your goals? Read More...

Equity release competition continues to surge

Updated: 14th September 2017 - First Published: 13th September 2017 It’s little wonder that the equity release market is booming, what with rising house prices allowing older homeowners to benefit from a significant boost in equity. Happily, providers are accommodating this demand, as competition continues to surge. Read More...

Downsizing could free up £112,000 for retirement

Updated: 08th September 2017 - First Published: 08th September 2017 Downsizing to a smaller property is something many people aspire to in later life, and it could have huge financial benefits, with research from Prudential finding a growing willingness to downsize – and a growing cash reward in the process. Read More...

Could robots mean a longer retirement?

Updated: 05th September 2017 - First Published: 05th September 2017 Whether you’re embracing the technological revolution or harbour fears of a robot-led apocalypse, there are certainly some areas where robots could make our lives a lot easier – and some even think it could mean we get to enjoy retirement for longer. Read More...

Drawdown is booming – so perfect your investments

Updated: 31st August 2017 - First Published: 31st August 2017 The pension freedoms have opened up far more options for retirees looking to spend their hard-saved pension pots. Indeed, income drawdown is booming, yet to really make the most of this option, it’s important to have the right investment strategy. Read More...


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