State pension errors – why tens of thousands of mothers could be missing out on millions in state pension payments
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State pensions

State pension errors – why tens of thousands of mothers could be missing out on millions in state pension payments

LCP launches Mothers Missing Millions campaign amid DWP state pension errors.
3 Dec 2022
Triple lock to stay: how will it affect your pension?
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State pensions

Triple lock to stay: how will it affect your pension?

Triple lock looks set to stay, but what it is and what does it mean for your retirement income?
18 Nov 2022
What could be in the Autumn Statement?
Jeremy Hunt
Budget

What could be in the Autumn Statement?

Jeremy Hunt will reveal his first Autumn Statement as chancellor on Thursday, 17 November. From pensions and inheritance tax to income tax and capital…
14 Nov 2022
7 common pension scams to look out for
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Pensions

7 common pension scams to look out for

Pension scams are on the rise and fraudsters are becoming more inventive.
14 Nov 2022
State pension: should you buy National Insurance credits to boost it?
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State pensions

State pension: should you buy National Insurance credits to boost it?

If you think you may have a shortfall in National Insurance credits, it is possible to buy them to boost your state pension – but is it worth it?
9 Nov 2022
Can I cash my pension in early?
Pensions

Can I cash my pension in early?

The rising cost of living might make you wonder if it's worth cashing your pension in early, but that might not be a good idea.
28 Oct 2022
What is the pension lifetime allowance?
Pensions

What is the pension lifetime allowance?

If you have been saving into your pension for some time now you may have heard the term "lifetime allowance". Here's what that means.
28 Oct 2022
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What could be in the chancellor’s statement on 31 October?
Budget

What could be in the chancellor’s statement on 31 October?

After dismantling most of the mini-Budget in a series of U-turns, Jeremy Hunt will reveal the rest of his “medium-term fiscal plan” on Halloween. We l…
19 Oct 2022
Bank of England to end gilt support – how safe is your pension?
Pensions

Bank of England to end gilt support – how safe is your pension?

Is your pension safe? We look at what will happen when the Bank of England ends it gilt-buying support, and the impact it will have on markets.
12 Oct 2022
LDI: another financial fix has backfired
Government bonds

LDI: another financial fix has backfired

Liability-driven investment (LDI) has become the latest widely touted investment product to go horribly wrong, says Max King.
7 Oct 2022
Should I buy an annuity now? Annuity rates reach 14-year high
Pensions

Should I buy an annuity now? Annuity rates reach 14-year high

Retirees can now make their original pension pot back in 15 years, down from 22 years. We look at whether now is a good time to buy an annuity.
5 Oct 2022
Should you take a 25% tax-free pension lump sum in instalments?
Pensions

Should you take a 25% tax-free pension lump sum in instalments?

Taking out a 25% tax-free lump sum sounds appealing but it might not be the best way to manage your pension
30 Sep 2022
What changes to the pensions charge cap mean for you
Pensions

What changes to the pensions charge cap mean for you

The government could raise the pensions charge cap – the amount you can be charged in your workplace's default pension fund. Saloni Sardana explains w…
27 Sep 2022
What we know and what to expect from Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-Budget
Budget

What we know and what to expect from Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-Budget

New chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is to deliver a “mini-Budget”. Nicole García Mérida explains what we can expect to see.
22 Sep 2022
Downsizing or equity release: which is best?
Personal finance

Downsizing or equity release: which is best?

Downsizing – moving to a smaller home in later life – is far cheaper than an equity-release plan. David Prosser crunches the numbers.
13 Sep 2022
How inflation will hit your pension savings
Pensions

How inflation will hit your pension savings

Many pension schemes that offer protection from price rises aren’t as good as they seem, says David Prosser.
5 Sep 2022
Should I use a workplace pension or a SIPP?
Pensions

Should I use a workplace pension or a SIPP?

Workplace pensions and SIPPs both have attractive qualities, but which one will produce the best returns of investors?
30 Aug 2022
Pension planning: five strategies to maximise your retirement income
Pensions

Pension planning: five strategies to maximise your retirement income

Britain is heading for a recession. That means you’re going to have to make your money work harder. Here, Saloni Sardana outlines five pension plannin…
25 Aug 2022
Should you buy an annuity as rates start to rise?
Pensions

Should you buy an annuity as rates start to rise?

Pensioners who want to use their retirement savings to buy an annuity for a guaranteed yearly income can now earn more as interest rates rise.
3 Aug 2022
How to protect your pension pot from market turmoil
Pensions

How to protect your pension pot from market turmoil

The traditional way to protect your pension fund from market risk is to begin shifting your savings out of equities well ahead of retirement. But th…
26 Jul 2022
Our pension system, little-changed since Roman times, needs updating
Pensions

Our pension system, little-changed since Roman times, needs updating

The Romans introduced pensions, and we still have a similar system now. But there is one vital difference between Roman times and now that means the s…
25 Jul 2022
The bear market in bonds isn’t all bad news
Government bonds

The bear market in bonds isn’t all bad news

The rise in bond yields and the fall in bond prices can be a good thing or bad thing. Bad for bondholders, but good for many risk-averse pensioners an…
21 Jul 2022