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.

Latest articles on pensions

Why it pays to grumble about pensions

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Not enough people whinge about their pensions, says David Prosser. But those that do have a point.

VCT tax relief tempts savers

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Venture capital trusts are the vehicle of choice for those who’ve maxed out their pensions, says David Prosser.

Don’t get nudged into a second-rate pension fund

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Auto-enrolment means many more workers are now paying into a pension – but the default funds are often a poor choice. Take the time to pick your own, says Cris Sholto Heaton.

Sleepwalking pension savers

A default drawdown product could breed more pensions complacency, says David Prosser.

Passing on the perks

Private pensions can be a good way of sheltering assets from inheritance tax. David Prosser explains.

Good news for defined-benefits pensions

A rate rise or two could make the defined-benefits pensions deficit simply disappear, says Merryn Somerset Webb. In the meantime, there are a couple of things pension fund managers could do to help things along.

Small businesses are shouldering a new pensions burden

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Small firms must soon pay more into their workers’ pension funds, says David Prosser.

Retirees tap their homes for cash

Although equity-release products are becoming increasingly popular, don’t forget the risks, says David Prosser.

Simplify shopping around for pension products

Pension products are complex and there is no easy way to compare deals. David Prosser reports.

Take advantage of pension tax breaks with a Sipp

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Isas are a good choice for most types of saving, but your workplace pension and/or a self-invested personal pension can be a better option for your retirement.

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