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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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Funding a comfortable retirement

Taking steps to plan for a better future Regardless of the life stage you have arrived at, it is important to receive expert and professional advice on your pension plans and requirements. Yet many people spend more time planning their holiday

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Is cash really king?

Retirees exploit new pension freedoms Since 6 April this year, anyone aged 55 or over could – in theory – empty their money purchase pension funds entirely, although any withdrawals will be treated as income and taxed as such. Nine

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Compulsory financial advice

Two thirds of people aged 55 and over believe financial advice should be compulsory at retirement Two thirds (65%) of people aged 55 and over who are not yet retired believe that it should be compulsory to receive financial advice

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How long will your pension income last?

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Why people are applying a rule of thumb when it comes to their retirement According to new research conducted by YouGov and Old Mutual Wealth, nearly half (48%) of those approaching retirement (aged 55-64) do not know how long their

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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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New pension freedoms

How future retirees may take advantage of their pension lump sums Research showing how retirees use their pension lump sums to pay off debt provides an insight into how pension cash unlocked following the new freedoms available from 6 April

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