Strategy for financial well-being

Government guidance body launches five goals A new UK-wide strategy to transform the country’s financial well-being in a decade has been launched by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) under its government mandate Read More

Discover a clearer financial future

Professional financial advice tailored to you It’s often a common fallacy that only those that are wealthy have any need for professional financial advice Read More

Future retirement security

More younger women opting out of pensions Young women are putting their future retirement security at risk by opting out of their workplace pension[1] Read More

Top 4 tips for good tax planning

What should I consider before the end of this tax year? The end of the 2019/20 tax year is fast approaching, and there are a number of valuable allowances and reliefs that will be lost if they are not used before the deadline Read More

Women better prepared for retirement

Record high despite £78k pension pot gender gap Women in the UK are better prepared for the future than ever before, with 57% now saving enough for their retirement – the highest proportion recorded in 15 years Read More

Retirement matters

There’s a lot to look forward to In your 50s, it’s important to make retirement planning a priority if you haven’t done so already Read More

Tax savvy

Savers should think twice before using their pension to purchase property From age 55, you have the flexibility to choose how you take money from your pension Read More

Mind the gap

Self-employed would back new laws to expand retirement savings For the self-employed, even if the will to save for retirement is there, the way can be problematic Read More

Bullish millennials

Putting money to work earlier allows more time for savings to grow Millennials are more bullish than any other generation about their retirement savings, a major new study has found[1] Read More

How do I plan for my retirement?

Self-employed business owners face unique challenges Saving for retirement can be more challenging when you are self-employed, as there is no one to organise a pension for you and no employer making contributions on your behalf Read More

Life after work

Plan for the future you want Early retirement is no longer defined as the moment when you stop working forever Read More

Wealth uplift

Calculating the value of financial advice Quantifying the value of financial advice has always been a challenge because people who receive financial advice have different characteristics to those who do not Read More

Financial resolutions

What does wealth look like to you? Whether it’s stopping smoking, losing weight, eating more healthily or getting fitter, most of us have probably made at least one New Year’s resolution, but how many of us will actually go on to achieve it? We all have different financial goals and aspirations in life, yet these goals can often seem out of reach Read More

Money lessons

5 tips that add up to teaching your child about money matters Understanding how money works is an essential life skill Read More

‘Sandwich generation’ carers

Nearly half a million quit their careers in the last two years alone The decision to look after an elderly, ill or seriously disabled relative has been made by 2 Read More

Every journey starts with a destination

Looking at the bigger picture for your wealth and security Every plan starts with a goal, just like every journey starts with a destination Read More

For richer, for poorer

Pension and asset advice should be part of the divorce process Divorce – it’s one of the most difficult subjects to talk about Read More

Tax-wise

Make the most of your valuable allowances, reliefs and exemptions Once we enter January, the end of the 2019/20 tax year will be just over three months away on 5 April Read More

Pension shortfall exposure

Signs you are not financially ready to retire Those potentially most exposed to a pension shortfall are not people just entering the workforce, most of whom presume they will work until their 70s and will receive limited support from the state Read More

Pensioner wealth

Income gap between the wealthiest and poorest pensioners is growing The members of Britain’s baby boomer generation who are now entering retirement have been called ‘the richest generation in history’ Read More

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