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What happens to your pension when you die?

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Peter under: Pensions

Let’s deal with the elephant in the room straightaway. Yes, this is an article about pensions and death; neither the most pleasant of topics. But,...

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Retirees 46% worse off than a decade ago

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Peter under: News Retirement

People retiring today could be forgiven for feeling a little short-changed. We’re now a decade beyond the beginning of the financial crisis. However, the extent...

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Final Salary pensions: Why are transfer values rising?

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Peter under: Pensions

New research, by Xafinity, has shown that Final Salary pension (also known as Defined Benefit pensions) transfer values rose by 3% in August. The rise...

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Disappointing launch for peer to peer ISAs

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

Individual Savings Accounts, or ISAs as they are ubiquitously known, have been the savings and investment account of choice for many since their launch in...

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Islamic savings accounts: Table topping returns, but with a difference you need to know about

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

For many, the only interesting thing about savings accounts lately, is how low the interest rates are. In fact, if you saved £1,000 into the...

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The value of financial advice

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Peter under: Mortgage Retirement

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Run your own business? 6 top tips to get your personal finances in order

Posted on August 19, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

“Being your own boss is great; you get to choose which 18 hours of the day you work.” There are countless variations of this quote...

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Are you one of 200,000 pensioners due a tax refund?

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Peter under: Tax returns

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” When Albert Einstein said this, he had already developed the theory of relativity,...

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How do NS&I returns compare to the market leaders?

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

Ever since it was founded in 1861, National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has been a secure place to store money. In theory, saving with NS&I...

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6 ways to avoid a pension scam

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Peter under: Pensions

Crime doesn’t pay, but that certainly doesn’t stop people from trying. New research from Retirement Advantage reveals that 18% of over 50s in the UK...

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