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Featuring the latest retirement news, these articles show you how to make the most out of your pension, and provide information on retirement planning, pension transfers, QROPS, QNUPS and SIPPS.
This market is volatile – and our team of experts can help you understand the factors at play by stripping away the opinions and reporting the solid facts.
We’ll keep you up to date with the latest legislation, how to claim pensions when you are overseas, and any changes to British pension rules.
To compliment this offering, we also look at the latest expat lifestyle trends – so you stay informed of the latest news and developments – wherever you are in the world.

Expats are still getting a raw deal from the British state pension even though they can pay more to top up their contributions. As the government introduces the pension top-up that lets those approaching retirement buy extra state pension payments, tens of thousands of expats will have to pay more...
As your pension will provide the bulk – if not the whole – of your income during retirement, it is essential you research the market thoroughly to ensure you have the best option for your needs. But first things first, when it comes to your retirement, it’s important to never...
Pensions are one of the battle fronts of Election 2017 as rival parties fight to promote their retirement policies. At the forefront of the debate are state pensions for women. Thousands are protesting that new retirement age rules are unfair and leave them at a financial disadvantage. What's the argument about? The government...
March 27, 2014 is D-Day for pensions as Chancellor George Osborne’s sweeping changes come in to effect – so here’s an explanation of what the really mean for retirement savers. Until D-Day, many pension savers lacked flexibility and control over how they could manage and spend their savings. Although the changes...
If you are a British expat trying to work out your retirement options, just how do you calculate when you can stop working and receive a pension? The problem is you have different retirement dates – When you reach your 55thbirthday When you stop working When you start getting paid...
Chancellor George Osborne is trying to instil a savings culture in the workplace so everyone has enough money to fund a comfortable retirement – but no one really knows how much they need in the bank to see them through their golden years. The problem is we know death is...
Working out how much you need to save for retirement is a dilemma especially when you are bombarded with seemingly conflicting advice. Picking the right advice to suit your lifestyle and finances is hard. But here are four retirement saving myths you really should ignore. Life's cheaper when you stop working That's the...
If you are saving into a pension, you are probably wondering how much money you will get on retirement. It’s a common question retirement savers ask and not always easy to work out. Taking money from a pension is easier than ever once you reach 55 years old, but the options...
If you are a British expat, you are bound to have heard of the tax and investment benefits of an offshore QROPS pension. But although they are a great option for many expats and overseas workers who have returned home who have left a UK pension behind, they may not...
Hundreds of workers who believed they had a ‘bootiful’ retirement in store have had their hopes dashed by the sale of their poultry firm employer. They are part of the 2,000 strong workforce of Bernard Matthews, Europe’s largest turkey farmer. The firm was bought in 2013 by Rutland Partners, which also...
Over 55s approaching retirement want to carry on working because they need the money or don’t want to give up their jobs just yet. Around 25% planning to retire this year told a study by financial firm Prudential that they don’t want to give up work. More than half are willing...
If you are considering taking an early retirement, then think again – working an extra few years could put almost an extra £50,000 into your pension pot. Financial experts have calculated that by working for an extra five years could add up to £46,388 to pension savings. That's the difference between...
Around 300,000 retirement savers will fall victim to sophisticated pension scams when new flexible access rules come into force from April 6, 2015, says a new study. The crooks will fleece 50,000 savers out of their entire life savings, while the rest will hand over a portion of their pension...
Flexible pension drawdown is just around the corner, but some retirement savers may want to take some cash from their pension while still retaining the option of contributing more than £10,000. Capped drawdown is the answer – providing a pension saver acts quickly as the rules change on April 6,...
Outgoing pension minister Ros Altmann claims Britain’s final salary pensions will stack up even worse deficits because the government has ducked important decisions that could have resolved the problem. In a bitter rant against her former cabinet colleagues in David Cameron’s government, she accused politicians of failing to make difficult...