28 Oct 2019
It pays to take professional advice about your retirement savings -- but don't just take our word for it!
New research has found that retirees who did not take independent financial advice about their pensions were more likely to fully deplete their pension pot than those who sought advice.
21 Oct 2019
It can be hard to get to grips with saving for your retirement. It helps to picture the sort of lifestyle you want and what it might cost -- and new Retirement Living Standards from the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) are a good starting point.
The standards are designed to get…
30 May 2019
Pension savers who opt for drawdown should consider setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), according to insurance group Zurich.
Drawdown allows savers to take an income from their pension pot while leaving the rest invested, rather than buying an annuity.
28 May 2019
The average British worker has taken five days off work due to mental health in the last 12 months, according to new research by recruitment specialist Michael Page.
This adds up to 163.5 million lost business days each year, demonstrating how important it is for companies to have a supportive…
22 May 2019
Rising house prices and a freeze on the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold mean that more and more estates are being drawn into the IHT net.
Estate planning is a way of legally reducing or entirely mitigating the IHT liability on your assets. But new research shows that most over-55s aren't using even…
20 May 2019
If you're thinking about extending the benefits offering in your organisation, it's important to make sure the benefits you choose are valued by your staff.
While there's no substitute for actually asking your employees what benefits and perks they would find valuable and motivating, a recent study…
15 May 2019
People with defined benefit (DB) pension plans are being offered more support by their pension providers, new research shows.
Unlike a defined contribution (DC) plan, where your retirement income is based on the amount of money saved each year, with a DB or 'final salary' pension the income you…
13 May 2019
Group risk policies offered by employers provided financial support to a record number of families last year, according to the latest industry figures.
A new high of £1.68bn was paid out by group risk insurers during 2018, an increase of £64.5m on 2017, with more families than ever (26,505) helped…
10 May 2019
The level of pension saving among self-employed people in the UK is relatively low, and many would welcome a form of automatic enrolment.
That's according to Fidelity International's new report, Generation Self-Employed, which explores how the self-employed are managing their personal finances and…