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How to make Pensions Freedom Day work for YOU

The entire landscape for retirement and saving is changing radically from April 6 2015.

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Pension Freedom Day: How to make sure scammers don’t steal your nest egg

Pension Freedom Day on 6 April will signal open season for scammers intent on tricking the unsuspecting out of their pension pots. Kam Patel looks at how to stay safe.

Missing the whole point of pensions

Over half of 15-35 year olds say they would start a pension if they could buy a house with it. Which is entirely missing the point of pensions, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Think your pension is safe from bankruptcy? Think again

Traditionally, pension pots have been protected should you go bankrupt. But that could all change when new rules come in to force in April.

Pensioners: don’t get fleeced twice

Annuity holders looking to take advantage of their new freedom should be extra careful. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.

Why a care home could be the best place for your pension

Britain’s ageing population is a huge opportunity for patient investors looking for steady returns, says David C Stevenson.

Osborne's lifetime allowance plans are deeply unfair

Given the state of Britain’s finances, you might think Osborne’s cut to the lifetime allowance is reasonable, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It isn’t.

The lifetime allowance is hugely unfair on people in private pension schemes

The lifetime allowance on pension pots isn’t fair. It massively favours people on defined benefits pensions, and penalises those in defined contributions schemes.

Portugal: The ultimate tax shelter for your pension

Pensioners desperate to hoard every last penny from the taxman should consider retiring to Portugal. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.

Pensions are about to get a lot simpler – let’s hope it stays that way

6 April is ‘Pensions Freedom Day’. John Stepek explains what it is, and why it’s very good news for investors.

Should you pick an Isa or a Sipp?

So if you’re planning to retire in the next few years, a pension may now be a better bet than an Isa. Here, we list five of the best Sipps available now.

Prepare for Red Ed’s pensions grab

Merryn Somerset Webb explains what Ed Miliband’s pensions plan will mean for you should Labour win at the next election.

How to cut your income tax bill to zero

A loophole in the new pensions legislations might just mean you could put your feet up in the sun while enjoying all the money in your pension free of tax.

How pensions freedom will solve the UK's housing 'shortage'

‘Empty-nest’ retirees have been blamed for contributing to Britain’s housing shortage, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But the new pensions rules may fix that.

First-time buyers, relax – you have nothing to fear from pensioners

First-time buyers have nothing to fear from pensioners, says Merryn Somerset Webb – despite what some vested-interests say.

Income security still trumps 'flexible' pensions

Flexible pensions are tempting. But if you’re lucky enough to have a defined benefits pension, stick with it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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