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Drawdown investors remain optimistic

28th January 2019 The pension freedoms gave retirees more choice than ever over how to spend their pension pot, and many are opting for drawdown. Yet this in itself can pose risks given how volatile the stock market can be, but investors don’t seem to be put off. Read More...

Time to get a retirement interest-only mortgage?

17th January 2019 If you’re approaching retirement and still have an interest-only mortgage you’re not sure how you’ll pay off, you now have another option to consider – taking out a retirement interest-only mortgage. Is now the time to consider one? Read More...

Equity release lending hits record £3.6bn

17th January 2019 2018 proved to be another record year for the equity release sector, with figures revealing that retired homeowners released £3.6bn in property wealth over the year, the highest annual total ever seen – and by all accounts, 2019 could go even better! Read More...

43% underestimating retirement requirement

04th September 2018 Almost half of people under 45 risk retiring without enough saved, as 43% told Sanlam UK they thought a savings pot of £100,000 would be enough to retire on. This would leave them with an annual income of just £5,400. Read More...

Women more actively saving for retirement

29th June 2018 Data from one of the UK’s largest pension plan providers finds that women are contributing more than men – after adjusting for earnings. Given previous reports of a pension gender gap, this suggests women are working hard to bridge the divide. Read More...

Over-50s “dangerously unprepared” for retirement

06th June 2018 A new report has raised concerns over the readiness among those nearing retirement for their post-work life. It points to “longevity and a decade of historically low interest rates” as a “dangerous cocktail” for this generation. Read More...

Retirement gender gap persists but shrinking

31st May 2018 Women retiring this year can expect an annual retirement income that is on average £4,900 lower than men. While this is still a major gap, it has shrunk since the record £9,500 difference seen in 2008, when they first started collecting this data. Read More...

Retirees remain cautious after pension freedoms

20th April 2018 When the pension freedoms were introduced in April 2015, many worried retirees might take too much too fast and end up without an income. These fears have been found to be largely unfounded, as most pensioners have remained careful with their pots. Read More...

Retirement expectations fall short

10th April 2018 There’s a gap between the income people want in retirement and the income they’re expecting, our study reveals. What's more, the gap between the age at which people want to retire and when they think it'll be possible is larger among younger people. Read More...

Debt warning for those nearing retirement

16th March 2018 Most retirees will know exactly how much they’ve got left to spend on the rest of their lives, and will not be able to add more. That’s why it’s so important to take care of debts before you retire – yet many over-55s are struggling. Read More...


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