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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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Is it natural to procrastinate?

Brits would rather vacuum than review their pensions Why should you start planning for your future now? Retirement might seem like a long way off, but the sooner you plan for it financially, the less you are likely to have

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Return of multi-generational households

Two in three agree living with family is beneficial Multi-generational households could be set to grow in popularity as property costs continue to rise. A new report from Aviva suggests that based on the rate of growth seen in the

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Why now is the time to review your pension

Taking an active interest in your retirement savings Millions of savers currently spend very little time reviewing their pensions, with more than a quarter of savers (28%) admitting to never reviewing their retirement savings, while almost a fifth (19%) of

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Pension freedoms: one year on

What are the key reasons for shifting retirement patterns? New pension rules which give you far greater flexibility over what you can do with your pension pot came into force on 6 April 2015, but according to Aviva’s latest Working

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Income protection

Research highlights existing gap between awareness and prioritisation Having a clear understanding of your protection requirements and the importance of getting the right professional financial advice are essential, and they will be of increasing significance from April when working age

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Pension planning apathy

More than ten million pots are being left largely unmonitored Individuals are living longer, meaning that savings have to fund a longer period of retirement. However, there has been a well-documented decline in pensions saving over time. Many people do

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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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How bright is your future?

One in five Britons admitted that they are planning to ‘work until they drop’ in order to have a comfortable retirement, a study from Aviva has revealed. Worries about being able to afford their ‘ideal retirement’ means millions of over-40s

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