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A Sipp provider can’t do your research for you

Execution-only platforms have no responsibility to protect you from your own bad investment decisions, a court has ruled.
29 May 2020
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What to do if your employer is skimping on pension contributions

Many employers are cutting their contribution to workplace pension scheme to save money . Here's what you can do.
19 May 2020
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Lockdown chores for pension savers

Add tracing your old forgotten pensions to the list of chores to do with your lockdown free time.
16 May 2020
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What being furloughed means for your workplace pension

An enforced break from work will chip away at your retirement savings. What are your options?
2 May 2020
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Pensions Regulator freezes transfers out of final salary pension schemes

Amid the Covid-19 panic, the Pensions Regulator has given 5,500 defined benefit pension schemes the right to suspend all transfers for up to three mon…
1 May 2020
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Gated property funds hit income drawdowns

Many property fund managers have banned savers from withdrawing money.
17 Apr 2020
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Coronavirus: how are my pension savings affected and what should I do?

Falling markets will have taken a bite out of your pension savings. Here are the key questions to consider.
7 Apr 2020

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Tinkering with the pensions tapering system

The problems caused by the annual pension contribution allowance have been partially addressed, says David Prosser.
24 Mar 2020
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Bad news on pensions buried in the Budget

Changing the way pensions are increased in line with inflation could cost the average pension scheme member as much as £12,000.
18 Mar 2020
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Another pensions scandal is brewing

Poor advice has prompted many savers to transfer out of final-salary pension schemes for no good reason.
11 Mar 2020
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Don't scrap pensions tax relief. We need people to save more, not less

Scrapping higher-rate pension tax relief would amount to double taxation and discourage retirement saving, thereby depriving the economy of crucial …
5 Mar 2020
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Online Isa & Sipp providers cost comparison table

Below is a breakdown of the charges levied by some of the most popular online Isa platforms for funds and stocks & shares. Click on the broker name to…
28 Feb 2020
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Have you been paid too much pension by mistake?

If your pension provider messes up and pays you more pension than you’re entitled to, you will almost always have to give it back. However, there are …
27 Feb 2020
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Why it makes sense to scrap higher-rate pensions tax relief

The point of pensions tax relief is to keep you out of the means-tested benefits system. The current system is ridiculously generous, says Merryn Some…
24 Feb 2020
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How much extra state pension you will get if you delay claiming it

If you delay claiming your state pension by a year or two you could end up much better off in retirement.
13 Feb 2020
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Equity release: how to tap your house for cash

The pros and cons of releasing equity from your home compared with moving to a smaller one
10 Feb 2020
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Pass on your pension without paying inheritance tax

The 2015 pension reforms make it easier for you to ensure your heirs avoid inheritance tax when you die
29 Jan 2020
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Pension contributions: what you need to declare on your tax return

Make sure you don't forget to declare your pension contributions in your tax return
28 Jan 2020
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Thousands of pensioners are set to lose £3,500 a year

Around 11,000 pensioners in receipt of the “adult dependants’ addition” will lose up to £70 a week from their state pension.
27 Jan 2020
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How much the state pension will rise by this year

While Boris Johnson promised to hold a full budget within 100 days of his election victory, many of the details of next year’s state pension increases…
10 Jan 2020
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Vanguard set to launch the UK’s cheapest-ever pension fund

Vanguard, the giant US asset management company, is set to launch a self-invested personal pension (Sipp) with an annual fee of just 0.15%
10 Jan 2020
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Why it pays to move your occupational pension out of its default fund

If you’re a member of an occupational pension scheme, moving your savings out of its default investment fund could significantly increase your wealth …
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