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Pensions

When should I start claiming my pension?

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Sharon Bonfield explains why leaving your pension invested longer can help you to a more comfortable retirement.

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Pension management – 80% per cent of over 50s clueless

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You could argue that your pension is not being properly managed if you have not had your risk assessed in the last 12 months. David...

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Gender inequality in retirement

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Gender inequality in retirement: what is it and what can women do about it? Sharon Bonfield has the answers. ...

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The meteoric rise of mis-selling

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Pension mis-selling is the new PPI. Here, Glyn Taylor unpacks the reasons for the scandal, and looks at the three biggest factors at play.

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Pension tax relief

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What now for government plans on spending with an untested Chancellor? Peter McGahan explains what it could mean for taxpayers. ...

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Inheritance Tax on your pension

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There are many methods to mitigate Inheritance Tax, but a simple one is the use of your pension. Peter McGahan explains....

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Your pension. 77% or 514%?

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In a world of never-ending ‘austerity’, making each pound stretch the best it can is everything. This week, Peter McGahan talks pensions.

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Worst state pension in the world

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Many people have been apathetic at studying how well their pension is performing, trusting to luck that their retirement income will be...

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Pension performance expectations

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Do you really understand the health of your pension fund? Peter McGahan questions who is best placed to help you make the most of your...

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Six solutions if you’re bumping up against the pensions annual allowance

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Sarah Coles of Hargreaves Lansdowne looks at six ways to make the most of your pension annual allowance.

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How much can I withdraw from my pension?

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There are many factors to consider when taking money out of your pension writes Peter McGahan....

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Management charges on your pension and investments

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Peter McGahan says the public perception of pension and investment funds being actively managed bears little resemblance to reality....

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Top tips to boost your retirement savings

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It’s never too late to make a difference to the life you will lead in retirement. Learning to boost your saving now can ease the transition later.

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Reviewing your final salary pension

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Are you a member of the final salary pension scheme? It's important to know just what you will be entitled to when the time comes. ...

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Will you have enough money to retire when you reach State Pension Age?

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Reaching retirement age isn't always a cause for celebration, Age UK calls for 'career MOT at 50' for all to help people adjust future...

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Is my company pension guaranteed?

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Transferring out a company pension scheme, is it safe to have the future of your retirement in your own hands?

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The lifetime allowance danger zone: should you be worried about it?

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The maximum amount you can save into a pension, without a tax penalty, has reduced steadily since 2006. Find out how this could affect you...

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Helicopter Money on the way?

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Following last week's column on quantitative uneasing or 'quantitative tightening', Peter McGahan questions how deeply this might impact...

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The forgotten children in company pensions

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Thinking of transferring a company pension? Be warned the further you are from retirement, the less likely a transfer will be suitable.

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Pension annuities, here’s what you need to know

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Annuities often get a bad press but they remain the only instrument that can guarantee an income for the rest of your life explains Peter...

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Do I transfer my company pension?

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Scaremongering about the state of company pension schemes paints an inaccurate picture and care should be taken when considering a...

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North Korea and your pensions

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In spite of Donald Trump’s sabre rattling on North Korea, markets have remained relatively stable. But pain lies ahead if a peaceful solution cannot be found.

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Rick Stein price for a chip butty?

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Are you confident your pension investment is delivering what it should? Here we explore why you shouldn't just leave your future pension to...

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Don’t get scammed

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It seems that not a day goes by without a warning of the latest scam. You will no doubt have been selected to win the Nigerian lottery, or...

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Make sure your pension isn’t a turkey

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Steve Wanless examines continued uncertainty over safeguards for company pension schemes and why pensioners are the ones left in the lurch.

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The pensionable age

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Steve Wanless considers the no-nonsense view on pensions of the chief economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane....

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Any pension relief

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Pension freedom or pension backlash how will older people fare when the Chancellor next opens his budget briefcase?...

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The simple life

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Retirement used to be such a simple affair!

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Maintaining an interest

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Steve Wanless debunks some of the scaremongering around interest-only mortages. ...

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Pensions made popular

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New pension freedoms and a public consultation on pensions are helping transform opinion positively towards saving for later life. ...

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Necessity of retirement planning

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Are you confident your pension pot will last you 30 years of retirement? Steve Wanless cautions against complacency.

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Long walk to freedom

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Steve Wanless cautions that pension freedoms introduced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in April are not as straightforward as they...

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Pension freedom reality check

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Steve Wanless examines what impact pension freedom could have on you based on your gender and location....

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