Month: October 2016

Consolidating your pension pots


What you need to consider to ensure you don’t lose out

Have you ever considered moving and consolidating your pension to another scheme or provider? There are a whole host of reasons why people might want to do this before they reach retirement. Some are looking for better fund performance, lower charges or better death benefits; others are simply changing jobs.

Generation X


Procrastinating when it comes to putting money aside for retirement

People with birth dates between 1964 and 1979 are labelled ‘Generation X’ and are suffering from a widespread tendency to procrastinate when it comes to putting money aside for retirement, according to the results of a new survey[1].

Global Emerging Markets


Sector shows an increase over the year to date

After a rocky few years, the Global Emerging Markets sector has picked up in 2016, with the sector showing an increase of 31% over the year to date at the end of August.



Catalyse, or sabotage?

Supporters of the British vote to leave the European Union (EU) have heralded recent economic indicators as vindication that Brexit will act to catalyse, not sabotage, the UK economy. Before June’s referendum, most economists warned that a Brexit vote would damage economic growth – an argument at the heart of the unsuccessful Remain campaign.

How financially prepared are you for your retirement?


Men narrow the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy

Thanks to healthier lifestyles and advances in medicine, people are living longer lives. Men are narrowing the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy in England and Wales. Research in the Lancet indicates a predication that by 2030, men will be living 85.7 years on average – just two fewer than women. The analysis did not cover Scotland, but government data suggests 76.8 years for males and 80.9 years for females.