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Annuities and income drawdown

Setting up a second-hand market The Government has been investigating the possibility of setting up a second-hand market in annuities.

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Open-handed grandparents

Generosity shows no sign of stopping Forget the headlines about post–pension freedoms with retirees spending their nest egg on a Lamborghini – new research shows that 2.4 million UK grandparents[1] have either withdrawn money from their pension to support their

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Generation Y

More than one in ten would use parents’ pension on mortgage deposit More than one in ten (12%) 20-35-year-olds are prepared to ask their parents to access pension savings to help pay for a mortgage deposit, research from Old Mutual

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Nation of savers

Focusing on the long term for a more secure future The UK is becoming a nation of savers, with three quarters (74%) of people saying they are currently saving, research from Scottish Widows has revealed.

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Maintaining dividend growth

Rewarding investors in UK-listed companies Investors in UK-listed companies will be rewarded with an £85.8 billion payout in 2015, significantly better than last year, where investors suffered little or no growth in income according to Capita Asset Services’ ‘Dividend Monitor’. Dividend

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Nation of savers

Year-on-year rise in the number of long-term savers The UK is becoming a nation of savers, with three quarters (74%) of people saying they are currently saving, research from Scottish Widows has revealed.

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Getting more financially savvy

Sorting out finances high on most people’s list Britons are determined to become more financially savvy about their saving and spending habits this year, with three quarters (76%) of adults admitting they are prepared to moderate their lifestyle, according to

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Pension wise

Discussing life expectancy as part of your retirement planning is key Pension Wise, the government’s guidance guarantee service, must discuss life expectancy as part of people’s retirement planning, according to a recent Aviva report.

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What’s your magic number?

The first concise picture of current and changing sources of retirement income Current retirees are satisfied with 47% of pre-retirement income according to a recent report that reveals those approaching retirement are expecting to receive £23,700 per year when they

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Class of 2014 expectations

What are the hopes of last year’s university leavers? 2014’s university leavers expect to have bought their first home by the age of 30, according to research published by Endsleigh. The research also reveals that, by the age of 30,

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