Pensions

Pensions are changing. Old-style defined-benefits pensions are disappearing. State coffers are running dry. And the government is constantly fiddling with the pensions rules. A comfortable retirement is by no means guaranteed.

So now more than ever it’s vital that you build up a healthy pot of money that you can draw on to fund your retirement. At MoneyWeek, we can help you do that. Not only accumulating your pension pot throughout your working years, but also making sure it produces the income you need to enjoy your retirement.

How to make Pensions Freedom Day work for you

At MoneyWeek, it’s OUR goal to help you use your pension freedoms to help secure your financial future. But to make the very most of these changes, and enjoy these newfound freedoms, you need to understand what’s going on.

So we’ve put together a FREE report, ‘Pensions Freedom Day’ to help you find financial freedom to go on to pursue whatever other dreams or ambitions you have in life. We’ll show you how!

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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.

Latest articles on pensions

Are you in for a surprise tax bill?

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One type of offshore trust threatens to land many ordinary people – including nurses, teachers and cleaners – with unexpected tax bills. David Prosser explains.

Annuity shoppers: hold on for better rates

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Annuity rates are already rising. But as David Prosser explains, shoppers shouldn’t jump in just yet.

New charges shock for family trusts

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People who run family trusts are facing expensive new charges due to an international crackdown on financial crime and tax evasion.

It pays to plan ahead for your old age

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Should the worst happen, makes sure you put your legal arrangements in order, says Sarah Moore.

Britain's C-grade pension system

Low growth and an ageing population has seen to our pension system, says Merryn Somerset Webb. All the more reason, then, to plan for the future.

Radical changes to care for the old

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Big changes to the way old age care is funded is inevitable. David Prosser looks at some of the options.

Annuities are making a comeback

Sales of annuities have fallen to their lowest level since the pensions freedom reforms of 2015 kicked in. But they may be about to stage a comeback.

Richard Thaler: the less attention you pay, the more money you'll have

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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author, academic and fund manager Richard Thaler about pensions freedom, central bankers and fund management fees.

Don’t count on pension promises

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Members of final-salary pension schemes shouldn’t take them for granted. Many members of such schemes don’t receive the benefits they’ve been promised.

Barclays stockbroking: not so smart

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Barclays has managed to infuriate thousands of its customers with the launch of its new stockbroking service. Here’s what to do it if affects you.

From 6 April 2015, you have been able to do whatever you like with your pension money. John Stepek explains the changes, and what you should do with your pension pot.