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

Getting help for victims of vulture pension advisors

If you want to complain about pension advice or how your scheme is run, don’t expect it to be an easy road.

The self-employed must save more for their retirement

Britain’s boom in self-employment threatens to leave millions of people short of money in retirement, says David Prosser. Too many are making little or no provision for later in life.

How to find a financial adviser you can trust

Getting the right help for your money problems can be as tricky as finding a good plumber. Sarah Moore explains how to find an IFA on a sensible budget.

Bring on a pension price war

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Many people are paying too much for their personal pensions, says David Prosser. A probe of the market is not before time.

Sleepwalking into a scandal over pensions

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The regulator has ruled out a ban on transfers out of final-salary pension schemes, says David Prosser. That could lead to problems later down the line.

A couple of things to bear in mind in 2018

Markets may be roaring as 2018 gets underway, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But more sober minds won’t forget these two points.

Don’t miss out on pensions tax perks

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Getting your tax return wrong could mean missing out on valuable tax relief on your pensions. David Prosser explains how to avoid it.

How to set your retirement goals

Don’t be put off by the thought of saving for your pension, says David Prosser. Getting started is much easier than you might think.

Workers reluctant to save more

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Plans to raise the minimum pension contributions could see more workers opt out, says David Prosser.

A quick and simple way to give everybody a bigger state pension

OECD research reveals that the UK has one of the least generous state pension schemes. But there is a cheap and simple way to change that, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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