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Majority of class of 2017 retiring early

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Peter under: News Retirement

There are two schools of thought on retiring early. For some people, the question isn’t at what age they wish to retire, it’s at what...

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Pension tax relief is safe for now…

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Peter under: Election Pensions Retirement

In the run up to any budget or General Election, there are always rumours circulating regarding the abolition of pension tax relief. In fact, whenever...

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How can you beat the retirement income gender gap?

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Peter under: News Retirement

Gaps are rarely good things. Sure, a gap year backpacking around South East Asia might sound splendid, but certain gaps aren’t so wonderful, such as:...

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70 per cent of under 30s predicted to have a pension shortfall – are you one of them?

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Peter under: News Pensions Retirement Savings

New research from the Scottish Widows suggests that whilst auto-enrolment has been a success, under 30s are not putting enough away to save for their...

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Surprise ‘triple lock’ U-turn announced as DUP signs deal with Conservatives

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Peter under: Election Pensions

The Conservative party has scrapped a manifesto commitment to drop the State Pension ‘triple lock’, along with plans that would have seen the Winter Fuel...

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The Queen’s speech: How will it affect your personal finances?

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Peter under: Election News

The 2017 Queen’s speech was delivered after a General Election that has left the Conservative party without a majority. This has forced Theresa May to...

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Over 50s plan to keep working past retirement age but not for the reason you’d expect…

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Peter under: Pensions Retirement

  New research from Retirement Advantage suggests that two in five over 50s are planning to work past the State Pension age. Whilst most young...

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Credit Unions: An alternative to a traditional savings account?

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

Interest rates for traditional savings accounts haven’t been very interesting lately. Many savers are bored, miserable and getting gloomy returns. There are a few exceptions...

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Increase in the number of Defined Benefit pension transfers

Posted on June 15, 2017 by Peter under: Pensions

Figures from Xafinity suggest that the number of Defined Benefit (DB) pension transfers has risen significantly in recent months, with a 166% increase recorded in...

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Inflation hits a four year high of 2.9%

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Peter under: Inflation

Good news and inflation haven’t shared an article for quite some time. Today is unfortunately no different. A bulletin, released by the Office for National...

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