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Working 9 to 5

Almost three quarters of employees expect to work beyond the traditional retirement age The proportion of UK employees who say they will work beyond the age of 65 is at an all-time high. The findings from Canada Life identified that

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Pensions revolution

Awareness and understanding amongst the public still remains low 6 April 2017 marked the anniversary of both the new State Pension and the new pension freedoms. These major overhauls have revolutionised the UK pensions landscape, but research from Aviva[1] suggests

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Dreaming of an early retirement

When you quit the rate race, will you really have the time of your life? We all know that we need to save money for our retirement, but knowing it and doing something about it are very different things!

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Retirement choices

How much time do you spend planning for retirement? The 2015 pension freedoms gave us greater flexibility over our retirement options, but the reforms have also made retirement choices much more complex. This means we need to start thinking about

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Pension time bomb

Planning to prevent the financial equivalent of climate change Millions of workers across the UK could be heading for a significant shortfall in the amount of pension they need for an adequate income. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has issued

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Golden years

Key to a positive retirement lifestyle Unfortunately, some individuals do not realise the importance of planning for their retirement. The amount of money saved for retirement will eventually have a profound impact on how we live our lives and our

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Pension freedoms

Retirement savers say they are still confused by the rules The second anniversary of the pension freedoms reforms took effect from April 2015, yet some retirement savers say they are still confused by the rules and want no more changes.

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Millions change retirement plans post–EU vote

Turbulence in the economy has left many feeling confused The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left over two million[1] people planning to change their retirement plans.

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Pension booster

Setting goals for retirement Those who set tangible goals for the future could be £30,000 better off in retirement, according to new research. The Set the Right Goals study from Zurich UK found that those that set specific goals for

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Gender savings gap widens

Report findings suggest this trend is set to continue Half of women (52%) are now saving adequately for their retirement compared to 60% of men, according to the latest Scottish Widows Women & Retirement Report. But while this maintains the

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