Pensions

Phoenix Life cuts exit charges

Phoenix Life, the pensions company that specialises in taking on other insurers’ historic savings plans, has dropped exit fees for customers who have benefits worth less than £5,000.

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.

Latest articles on pensions

Be careful with your pensions freedom

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Savers are using the pensions freedom rules to dip into their retirement funds at an alarming rate, says David Prosser.

Divorcees miss out on pension benefits

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Fewer than one in five divorces where a financial award is made include provisions for pension sharing, says the Ministry of Justice.

Phoenix Life cuts exit charges

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Phoenix Life, the pensions company that specialises in taking on other insurers’ historic savings plans, has dropped exit fees for customers who have benefits worth less than £5,000.

Resist the temptation to transfer your pension

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Overly generous transfer payments to savers leaving defined-benefit pension schemes could jeopardise the pensions of those remaining, says David Prosser.

Why you shouldn’t stump up for your children’s house deposit

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Houses are expensive. But don’t sacrifice your retirement income to get your kids on to the property ladder, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Will you miss out on state pension cash?

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Pressure is mounting on ministers to relax rules that mean thousands of people have missed out on state-pension benefits by failing to register for child benefit.

Beware of the lifetime allowance on pension funds

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It’s easier than you think to run up against the pensions lifetime allowance, says David Prosser.

The end of the road for insane pension transfer values

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The Pensions Regulator could put a stop to the ridiculously high offers made to people transferring out of their defined-benefit pension schemes.

Are you paying too much for your DIY pension?

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If you have a DIY pension, keep an eye on the fees, says David Prosser.

Brexit: no deal, no pension

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A no-deal Brexit could scupper pension payouts for retirees in Europe. Should you worry?

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