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

New charges shock for family trusts

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

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

Richard Thaler

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

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

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.

The terrifying prospect of an extended old age

People are living longer. That sounds like good news, says Merryn Somerset Webb, but very few people have made proper financial plans for their retirement. And the government certainly hasn’t.

MPs probe pensions freedom

Have pensions freedom reforms so far been good or bad for savers? David Prosser reports.

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