Pensions

The UK's revolutionary new pension rules came into force on 6 April. How will these pension changes affect you? In this video, our editor-in-chief Merryn Somerset Webb talks you through the basics. And if you haven't already downloaded our free report on Pensions Freedom Day, you can sign up for it below.

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

Pensions 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.

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.

Three pension traps for the unwary

Pensions Freedom Day is almost upon us and you’re right to be excited, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Just watch out for these three pitfalls.

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Roadblocks on the route to pensions freedom

Not everyone is enjoying all the benefits of pensions freedom. Merryn Somerset Webb runs through the options for frustrated pensioners.

Why 'lifestyle funds' are no longer the best choice for pensions

Lifestyle funds are the financial industry’s default, ‘one size fits all’ safe pension fund. But they’re a lot more risky than they used to be, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Will David Cameron be good for your wallet?

David Cameron’s victory was the best result for investors. But expect some stealth taxes in the wake of the election, says John Stepek.

Brace yourself for a pension tax tsunami

Whoever forms the next government, another tidal wave of pension reforms is on the way. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

What will pension reform cost you?

Pensions freedom sounds easy. But as Merryn Somerset Webb explains, the reality isn’t quite so simple.

Can Britain’s pensioners be trusted with their new-found pensions freedom?

Australia’s ‘pensions freedom’ resulted in a lot of broke pensioners. Could the same happen here? And if so, should we reverse the recent pension changes?

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Gervais Williams: if you want real dividend growth, buy small-cap stocks

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews small-cap stock expert Gervais Williams about how penny shares outperform blue chips 'again and again'.

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