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Retirees risk spending pension pots too soon

09th April 2019 Deciding how to secure an income from your pension pot will be a key part of retirement planning, yet unfortunately, not everyone is giving it the attention it deserves, with many retirees entering drawdown with no planning whatsoever. Read More...

CDC pension schemes given go-ahead

19th March 2019 The Government has confirmed it will be moving ahead with its plan to introduce collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes, which pool savers’ risks and aim to provide more stability in retirement... Read More...

43% of people won’t be able to afford retirement

11th March 2019 Over half (52%) of people aged 40-60 are worried about affording retirement, according to research from Nationwide Building Society, with 43% not believing that they will be able to afford the retirement lifestyle they want... Read More...

Rise in retirement interest-only mortgages

19th February 2019 There are now 38 retirement interest-only mortgages (RIOs) on the market, up from only five available six months ago in July 2018, according to the latest Moneyfacts.co.uk research... Read More...

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...


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