23 Jan 2019
Pension experts have warned that special rates on voluntary National Insurance Contributions (NICs) will expire at the end of the tax year.
If you're thinking about paying voluntary NICs to fill past gaps in your contribution record, you should do it before 6th April, Royal London said.
21 Jan 2019
Employees say they would feel more positive towards their employer if they were offered bonuses and other benefits.
Research by Canada Life Group Insurance has revealed that two-fifths (40%) of employees would feel more positive towards their organisation if they were offered an annual bonus as…
16 Jan 2019
How do you want to retire? Would you prefer to cut down your working hours before full retirement, or just stop work altogether?
New research by Aegon shows that half (49%) of UK workers over 50 years of age and earning £20,000 or more would like to transition into retirement. With this more…
14 Jan 2019
Employers who take a lead on workplace health can have a positive impact on their employees’ health and wellbeing, with clear business benefits.
Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that, across the UK, over 26 million working days were lost last year due to work-related ill health.…
09 Jan 2019
A House of Commons committee is to investigate 'contingent charging' on pension transfer advice, following concerns about potential conflicts of interest.
Under a contingent charging arrangement, pension savers agree to pay their financial adviser, or pay them much more, only if they decide to take…
07 Jan 2019
New research highlights the benefits of offering access to financial advice at work, with many employees concerned about managing their money and saving for retirement.
A survey of over 1,000 full-time UK employees by professional services firm Aon found that people in the middle of their working…
02 Jan 2019
Pension savers are looking to have more frequent drawdown reviews with their financial adviser, according to research conducted for insurance, savings and pensions provider Zurich.
YouGov surveyed 660 adults whose pension is in drawdown, including 276 for whom paid advice is their main support for…
31 Dec 2018
Money worries and relationship breakup are among employees' biggest mental health worries, according to new research from professional services firm Aon.
Of the 92 employers surveyed, 39 said they were most concerned about the effect that money and debt would have on their employees' mental health…
27 Dec 2018
Over a third (35%) of homeowners, and nearly half (44%) of those in London, have used equity release to clear their mortgage, according to research by Canada Life.
London homeowners over 55 are also more likely to use equity release as a way of unlocking funds to help family members, Mortgage…