Pensions

How to build your nest egg

These three simple pointers will guide you through the pensions maze, says David C Stevenson.

Should you switch your pension?

Is there any reason for you to switch your pension from a defined benefit to a defined contribution scheme? Merryn Somerset Webb investigates.

Six tips for if you want to retire early

With the right approach, you may be able to retire earlier than you think. Phil Oakley has six tips for building up your pension pot.

How to build your very own annuity

Pension changes mean you need to take charge of your retirement. David C Stevenson explains how.

Here’s the rub on annuities

A guaranteed income for life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Time to change your retirement plan?

The year’s Budget saw the biggest shake-up of pensions in years. Phil Oakley explains what that means when planning for your retirement.

Pensioners aren't the problem - the pensions industry is

It’s not retirees blowing their lump sums on fancy cars and cruises that will threaten the new pensions system. It’s the venality and greed of the pensions industry, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How should you save for the long run?

Changes to the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) will have to be factored into your pension planning. John Stepek explains.

Beware the government's pension grab

Relaxed about the pension lifetime allowance and its implications for your retirement planning? Then it’s time for a wake-up call, says James Ferguson.

How things stand if you’ve just bought an annuity

If you’ve recently bought an annuity, you may want to cancel it. The good news is that some insurance companies have extended the cancellation periods. Here’s how things stand.

George Osborne, anarchist

Trying to stay one step ahead of the financial industry is a losing battle, says Bengt Saelensminde. It’s time for a novel approach.

Sipps: Take control of your pension

If you’ve filled your Isa for the year and think the added tax relief is worth the restrictions, a self-invested personal pension (Sipp) may be worth considering.

2014 Budget: well done George

George Osborne’s changes to pensions are good for future retirees, and good for society as a whole, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Osborne’s annuity massacre could pay off for bold bargain hunters

Annuity company share prices have plummeted since the Budget. But the pessimism is overdone, says Ed Bowsher. And that means opportunities for bargain hunters.

Osborne gives savers a boost

Changes to tax-free savings accounts announced in the Budget are good news for savers.

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