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Worst state pension in the world

Many people have been apathetic at studying how well their pension is performing, trusting to luck that their retirement income will be sufficient, but they could be in for a nasty shock writes Peter McGahan.

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28th Aug 2019
Peter McGahan
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Pension performance expectations

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 future retirement income.

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31st May 2019
Peter McGahan
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Six solutions if you’re bumping up against the pensions annual allowance

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

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19th Oct 2018
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How much can I withdraw from my pension?

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

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27th Jun 2018
Peter McGahan
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Management charges on your pension and investments

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

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15th Mar 2018
Peter McGahan
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Top tips to boost your retirement savings

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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7th Dec 2017
50connect editorial
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Reviewing your final salary pension

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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17th Nov 2017
50connect editorial
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Will you have enough money to retire when you reach State Pension Age?

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 plans and pension savings.

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27th Oct 2017
50connect editorial
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Is my company pension guaranteed?

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

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19th Oct 2017
Peter McGahan
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The lifetime allowance danger zone: should you be worried about it?

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 – and what you can do about it.

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12th Oct 2017
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Finance > Pensions

Helicopter Money on the way?

Following last week’s column on quantitative uneasing or ‘quantitative tightening’, Peter McGahan questions how deeply this might impact your pensions and investments.

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5th Oct 2017
Peter McGahan
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The forgotten children in company pensions

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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29th Sep 2017
Peter McGahan
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Pension annuities, here's what you need to know

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 Brennan.

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21st Sep 2017
50connect editorial
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Do I transfer my company pension?

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

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8th Sep 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Pensions

North Korea and your pensions

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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22nd Aug 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Pensions

Rick Stein price for a chip butty?

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

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10th Aug 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Pensions

Don't get scammed

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 become the sole beneficiary in a will ...

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17th Nov 2016
Steve Wanless
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Finance > Pensions

Make sure your pension isn’t a turkey

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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19th Oct 2016
Steve Wanless
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The pensionable age

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

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16th Jun 2016
Steve Wanless
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How has the State Pension changed?

Why planning your pension today will contribute to a more comfortable retirement tomorrow.

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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How can I increase my State Pension?

Find out the four ways you can increase your State Pension.

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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Will everyone get the same amount of State Pension?

The new State Pension doesn’t mean £155.65 for all – ask for a State Pension Statement to be sure.

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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Why has the State Pension changed?

The new State Pension has been introduced for people who reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016.

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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Finance > Pensions

Will I get the old State Pension or the new one?

This depends on whether you were born before or on or after 6 April 1951 for men or 6 April 1953 for women.

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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Finance > Pensions

Why is the State Pension age changing?

Life expectancy in the UK is the highest it has ever been and the State Pension age is rising to keep pace with the extended time we will spend in retirement.

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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Finance > Pensions

Will I be able to get the State Pension through my partner?

The new State Pension has been introduced for people who reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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I’ve been out of work as a parent or carer. Will I get a State Pension?

Find out how changes to the State Pension affect carers and parents.

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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Finance > Pensions

What happens to my State Pension when I die?

The new State Pension has been introduced for people who reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016.

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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Finance > Pensions

International cases and the new State Pension

The State Pension is an important income that you could be eligible to receive when you reach State Pension age.

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25th May 2016
James Hester
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Finance > Pensions

Necessity of retirement planning

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

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21st Mar 2016
Steve Wanless


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