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Four ways Pension Freedoms has changed retirement

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

The way pensions are accessed at the beginning of retirement has changed since the introduction of Pension Freedoms in 2015. The reforms mean that those...

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UK homeowners more financially stable than other countries

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Peter under: News Property

UK adults who own their home are less vulnerable to financial shocks than those in other countries, according to HSBC. Financial resilience The UK has...

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Are you in a financially compatible relationship? …And does it matter?

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Peter under: News

Almost two thirds (60%) of people believe that financial compatibility is one of the most important factors in a successful relationship, according to Scottish Widows....

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Knowing your goals: How to plan your retirement around the things that matter to you

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Peter under: News Retirement

Research from Scottish Widows has shown that the top priorities for those planning for retirement, are generating an income (41%), and having flexibility over that...

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Knowledge is power: Do you know what your pension is worth?

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

According to research from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), most adults are not paying enough attention to their pension, leading to difficulties in retirement. Pause...

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The death of Annuities has been exaggerated; Three tips for making the right choice

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Peter under: News

Annuities have undoubtedly fallen out of favour among new retirees. Since the Pension Freedom reforms in 2015 broadened the options available when accessing pension funds,...

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Divorce: Why you might be paying the price for decades to come

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Peter under: News

Getting divorced is an expensive process. It can also take years, or even decades to fully be free of the effects. During the process, you...

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Giving money to charity? Six mistakes to avoid

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Peter under: News

As a nation, we gave over £9 billion to charity last year. (Source: Charity Aid Foundation) In addition, 53,000 legacies were left, totalling £1.4 billion...

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The tax man received over £5 billion last year, don’t leave him an inheritance

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Peter under: Inheritance Tax News

Would you prefer the money you leave behind to go to your loved ones, or the tax man? Last year, over £5 billion was taken...

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Homeowning: The naivety of youth

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Peter under: News Property

Buying a house. It’s one of the biggest commitments your child will have to make when they grow up, but research from Halifax shows that...

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