Retirement

Retirement plans being put in jeopardy

Retirement plans being put in jeopardy

Pandemic threatens pushing over 50s into pension poverty More than half (53%) of people in their 50s fear running out of money in retirement, as they have been the most likely to face job and income losses of any age group during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (23%), according to a new report[1]. Finances impactedThe number of those over 55 dipping into their pension early has increased this year, as some have struggled to pay for …

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Retirement planning journey

Retirement planning journey

What you need to consider at every life stage When you’re starting out working in your 20s, you may not be thinking about retirement in 40 years. The same goes for your 30s, 40s and even 50s. There is always something on the horizon you could be saving for besides your retirement. No matter how old you are, it’s always a good time to review your pension savings and update your retirement plan. Understanding your …

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Retirement Income

‘It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep’

The potential impact to your expected retirement income over time When you’re planning your retirement income, there are multiple factors to consider: how much you can expect from the State Pension, the value of the pensions you have accumulated in your working life, your projected outgoings, and your potential later life expenses. One more factor not to overlook is how much of your retirement income could you lose in taxes. The amount you pay to …

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Plan the perfect retirement

Plan the perfect retirement

Creating a comfortable, secure retirement takes care and forethought If you’re 10 to 15 years from retirement, you’re probably starting to think more about how you’ll spend your life after work. You might be contemplating travelling more, dedicating more time to your passions, or enjoying more free time with your family. However, are you concerned the idea of a financially comfortable retirement is increasingly unattainable? You might have some concerns about your pension savings and …

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Delaying retirement

Delaying retirement

Pandemic forcing a widespread rethink of retirement plans The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis has thrown some of the nation’s retirement plans up in the air. As a result, a number of people over 50 and in work are set to delay their retirement (15%) by an average of three years, or keep working indefinitely (26%) as a direct result of COVID-19, according to new research[1]. The pandemic is forcing a widespread rethink of retirement plans. …

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Rewritten retirement rules

Rewritten retirement rules

Looking to discover what you can do with your pension pot? In 2015, the retirement rules were rewritten. The rules, which came into effect from 6 April 2015, have changed the way people take money out of their pensions, with new freedoms and options available to anyone over the age of 55. Pension freedom tax rules allow members of defined contribution pension schemes to access their pension savings early, provided they have reached the required …

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No-desire to retire generation

No-desire to retire generation

Why working and retirement are no longer binary terms Giving up the 9-to-5 doesn’t necessarily mean stopping work. Many people are now considering staggered or flexible working. It can suit some individuals who have caring responsibilities or health issues, or those thinking about retiring in the next few years. When you picture yourself in your golden years, are you sitting on a beach, hitting the golf course or working behind a desk? For many people …

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Revolutionising the retirement landscape

Revolutionising the retirement landscape

Navigating complex decisions to shape your retirement finances Pension freedoms have put a greater onus on people to keep themselves informed of their options when it comes to accessing their pension money. However, little knowledge and understanding of the rules could mean some people risk making decisions that are not best for them. For people in their 40s and 50s, understanding retirement savings is especially critical. Pension freedoms now give savers full access to their …

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Age is just a number

What rising life expectancy could mean for you We know that age is just a number, and for different people it means different things. It’s also a phrase used by some people who oppose age restrictions. In the UK, 65 years of age has traditionally been taken as the marker for the start of older age, most likely because it was the official retirement age for men and the age at which they could draw …

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The big questions to ask before you retire

Are you on track to enjoy the retirement you want? If you’re among the many older UK workers who will say farewell to full-time work in the next five years, now’s a good time to make sure you’re truly prepared. Whether you’re viewing the next phase of life as retirement, semi-retirement or an unknown adventure, it’s essential that you obtain professional financial advice. From age 55, you have the flexibility to choose how you take some or …

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