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Interest rates rise above 0.5% for the first time in a decade

Posted on August 3, 2018 by Peter under: News

The Bank of England (BoE) has increased interest rates above 0.5% for the first time since 2009. Today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously...

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Are you one of the 81% of grandparents who could be eligible for a pension boost?

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

Research from Halifax shows that 10% of grandparents help look after related children on a daily basis. If you are one of them, you could...

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All or nothing? Three reasons to keep (some of) your pension invested

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

One in ten people who plan to retire this year expect to withdraw their entire pension savings as one lump sum, according to research by...

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How long will your pension last? Five tips to maintaining your retirement income

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

28% of retirees could see their pension fund run out long before they die, according to the Pensions Policy Institute and Legal & General. Why?...

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Avoiding pitfalls as pensioners pay more than £24 billion in tax

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Peter under: News Tax returns

In 2015/16, 6.87 million pensioners paid an average of £3,522 each, in tax, according to Royal London. That’s a total of more than £24 billion....

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The unexpected costs of parenthood

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Peter under: News

Children are not cheap. Whether your family is already growing, or if you are thinking of starting one soon, you have probably considered some of...

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A guide to Premium Bonds as NS&I announce 1.4 million unclaimed prizes

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News

NS&I (National Savings and Investments) has revealed that there are currently 1.4 million unclaimed prizes from Premium Bonds, totalling more than £58 million.  That’s potentially...

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How to make pensions work if you are self-employed

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

One in seven UK workers is self-employed, which is unsurprising given the attractive perks of the job. The ability to set your own hours, determine...

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Pretirement: Why work during retirement?

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News Retirement

‘Pretirement’ might sound like an early retirement, but it’s anything but. In fact, ‘pretirement’ is a term coined to describe the act of easing into...

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Six reasons to write a will even if you think you have nothing worth inheriting

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Peter under: News

61% of UK adults do not have a will in place, according to Which?.  A fifth of those say they have not written a will...

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