Retirement

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.

Families are banking on their older relatives to fund their luxury lifestyles by borrowing huge amounts of cash, according to a new survey. Younger relatives confessed they turn to the over 65s to the tune of more than £1 billion a year to help pay for a lifestyle they can’t...
The Dutch pension system is nearly 100% funded, covers the majority of citizens, and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s greatest pension systems. When they retire, the average Dutch worker will receive around 70% of their income each year during retirement. What’s more, the entire country is practically covered: Over...
By the end of last week the Duchy of Cornwall turned 65 and joined the ranks of many others as a pensioner. As the Prince was a tax-paying member of the Royal Navy for a brief period in his life, he is eligible to collect the state pension and has...
Retirement savers forced to put their small pot pensions into an almost worthless annuity may get a cash windfall. One insurance company is inviting customers with annuities worth as little as £1 a month for life to convert them into cash even if they are paying out. The invitation only extends...
After a 20-year debate, Singapore’s first retirement village is to be built in Jalan Jurong Kechil in Bukit Timah. While many such villages exist in Australia, Japan and South Korea, the momentum in building one in Singapore has often been stalled due to the unavailability of land, the high costs...
Families relying on an inheritance to pay off their debts or fund their retirements need to think again, according to the latest official statistics. Rather than pass on their wealth, many are simply spending what they have amassed during their lifetime leaving little in the pot for future generations. And most...
Thousands of women over 40 face an impoverished retirement because couples overlook making financial arrangements if their partners die. A fifth of women depend on their partner’s pensions in retirement, according to the latest research from The Prudential. But four out of 10 couples never talk about their retirement income options...
Family conflicts can be so emotional and painful. As parents age, many problems can arise among the rest of the family – and many of these centre on financial issues. Questions include who should be in charge of money?  Should Dad stop handling the family’s expenses?  Does your Mum gave away...
Support is gathering to bring frozen state pensions paid to thousands of British expats into line with index-linked payments made to pensioners in the UK and the rest of the world. MPs and financial firms are urging the government to rethink policy as the third reading of the Pensions Bill...
Women are pension paupers compared to men, according to a new study. British women saving for retirement save less and rely on their partners or spouses for financial support in their later years, says pension provider Scottish Widows. The firm explains research shows women give more priority to short term spending...
The bizarre High Court case to define pension liberation fraud which saw The Pensions Regulator both putting the case for and against the practice has ended with the judge handing down a ruling. Pension liberation is a scam that lets savers below the minimum retirement age of 55 years old...
Poor performing pension funds holding more than £30 billion of retirement saver cash are named and shamed in a new report. Around 110 funds with cash and assets of more than £2.5 million each are accused of failing their investors by underperforming against the stock market by at least 10%...
Consumer watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is challenging firms running unregulated investment schemes in London’s High Court. The FCA claims two investment programs - African Land and Reforestation Projects, also called Capital Carbon Credits – break financial rules. Both schemes were promoted and sold by financial firm Capital Alternatives, the...
If you have sat through the ritual of pension planning and after hours of looking at investment targets, income expectation and attitudes to risk think you have got it right…then think again. That magic number that your financial adviser tells you is the amount of money you need to invest...
Police have shut down 10 web sites aimed at scamming retirement savers out of their cash by offering bogus pension liberation services. The National Crime Agency stepped in to close the web sites after warning internet domain registries that firms offering pension liberation were likely to be fraudsters. The NCA explained...