Pensions

The UK's new pension rules came into force on 6 April. Find out how these pension changes affect you.

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

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



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What to expect from the post-election Budget

George Osborne is shortly to deliver his first all-Conservative post-election Budget. Matthew Partridge explains what to look out for.

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.

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Make sure you take advantage of the pensions revolution

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Pensions freedom - here's all you need to know

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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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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On this day in 1753, Parliament passed the British Museum Act, providing for a public lottery to raise £300,000 to build a home for the nation's treasures.