‘Mid-life savings crisis’

It’s good to talk about your options Put simply, retirement planning is about how you look at your future, but more than a million Britons are facing a ‘mid-life savings crisis’ as they near 40 with no retirement savings, according to research from Zurich Read More

Generation x

Procrastinating when it comes to how they view their future Read More

Freedom to choose

Using your pension money Have you considered all the potential costs of retiring? Some people find their expenses fall once their working life ends, but it’s important not TO assume that all your expenses will go down – some may increase, such as heating and leisure costs Read More

Pension confusion

Are most people unprepared for retirement? People are still being left confused by pensions, with almost two thirds not understanding their key features, according to new research by Wesleyan Read More

Why now is the time to review your pension

Taking an active interest in your retirement savings Millions of savers currently spend very little time reviewing their pensions, with more than a quarter of savers (28%) admitting to never reviewing their retirement savings, while almost a fifth (19%) of those with a pension said they review it less than once every five years[1] according to figures released by Aviva Read More

10 steps to a brighter retirement

Concerned about the financial aspects of retirement planning? With all the talk and concern about dwindling retirement funds and our shaky economy, many retirees and soon-to-be-retired boomers are concerned about the financial aspects of retirement planning Read More

Pension planning apathy

More than ten million pots are being left largely unmonitored Individuals are living longer, meaning that savings have to fund a longer period of retirement Read More

How long will your pension income last?

Why people are applying a rule of thumb when it comes to their retirement According to new research conducted by YouGov and Old Mutual Wealth, nearly half (48%) of those approaching retirement (aged 55-64) do not know how long their pension income will last Read More

Are you considering working after retirement?

Two thirds of over-50s plan to lengthen their working lives Nearly two thirds of over-50s workers would consider retraining so they could work longer in retirement, according to new research from MetLife Read More

What’s your magic number?

Magic NumberThe picture of retirement income in the UK is not as bleak as some would like us to think

A report has revealed those approaching retirement are expecting to receive £23,700 per year when they retire. The same survey shows that the average income in retirement today is currently just £19,000 – a shortfall of £4,700 per year, or 25%.

Old Mutual Wealth published its first ‘Retirement Income Uncovered’ study that also unearthed a new magic number for retirement income … Read the rest

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Maximising your income levels in retirement

Why having a target in mind clearly makes a difference to fund this stage of your life A recently published report has highlighted the positive impact planning and professional financial advice can have on income levels in our retirement Read More

What’s your magic number?

The first concise picture of current and changing sources of retirement income Current retirees are satisfied with 47% of pre-retirement income according to a recent report that reveals those approaching retirement are expecting to receive £23,700 per year when they retire Read More


The experts say the ideal time to start putting money into a pension is as soon as you start earning Read More

Auto-enrolment ahead for smaller firms

The pension auto-enrolment scheme, under which employers must put virtually all their employees into a pension scheme and help pay for it was launched last October with a TV campaign featuring well-known entrepreneurs and business gurus Read More

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