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 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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From 6 April, you can do whatever you like with your pension money. John Stepek explains the changes, and what you should do with your pension pot.

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