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Retirement

What Could Go Wrong With Pension Freedom?

Retirement savers will soon have the freedom to spend their pension funds however they like. A complete overhaul of the pensions system will let anyone...

Pension Reform Bumps Need Ironing Out

Financial firms are warning that new flexible access pensions may cost retirement savers thousands of pounds in tax if they fail to nominate who...

Flexible Pensions Destroy Annuity Sales

Sales of annuities are plunging as retirement savers delay making pension decisions pending next year’s wholesale reform of the market. The number of annuities bought...

£134 Million Pension Liberation Loophole Plugged

Hundreds of retirement savers who joined an illegal pension liberation scheme face paying out thousands of pounds in tax penalties. Five pension liberation or unlocking...

Fees Could Wipe Out 27% Of A Flexible Pension

Flexible pension may end up costing retirement savers as much as the poor value annuities that they are designed to replace, suggests independent research. Fees...

Ex-Spouses And Creditors Ready To Grab Pension Cash

You may believe all that cash in your pension belongs to you to spend as you like from April 2015, but you may find...

Governments Keep Moving State Pension Goal Posts

Employees looking to stop working early have had their hopes dashed as governments around the world keep moving the state pension and retirement age...

Pension tax loophole could cost Treasury £20bn

Early access pension rules may revolutionise the way the over 50s are paid salaries as the new rules leave a tax avoidance loophole around...

Over 50s Forget To Make The Most Of Their Pensions

Only a third of workers heading for retirement have reviewed their pension planning in the past four years despite a raft of radical new...

Retirement Savers Lose Out As Annuity Rates Plunge

Falling enhanced annuity rates over recent weeks could cost investors around £7,000 in lost lifetime income. Interest rates on the insurance contracts that provide a...

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Spending Cash Is Becoming A Thing Of The Past

The days of handing over cash could be numbered as the economy is in a shift to digitisation, warn campaigners.

Business Angels In Call To Ditch EU Investment Handicaps

Fund managers are worried that a Brexit trade deal will see the government scrap or restrict tax breaks on hugely successful investment schemes that...

Global Giant Shuts Poor Performing Funds

Investors choosing to pull their cash from wealth manager Jupiter have triggered the closure of two under performing funds. The global investment giant has announced...

Super Tax Refunds On The Way For 2.6m Aussie Savers

Millions of Australian superannuation savers are set to pick up a surprise cash payment from the taxman. Around 2.6 million saving for retirement in a...

Builders Scamming Online Find-A-Trader Sites

Unscrupulous builders are scamming online find-a-trader platforms by bribing customers to post fake reviews, a web site owner claims. Even though thousands of home owners...
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