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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
50connect editorial
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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
50connect editorial
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Any pension relief

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

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11th Feb 2016
Steve Wanless
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The simple life

Retirement used to be such a simple affair!

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6th Nov 2015
Steve Wanless
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Maintaining an interest

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

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8th Oct 2015
Steve Wanless
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Pensions made popular

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

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29th Sep 2015
Steve Wanless
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Long walk to freedom

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

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12th Jun 2015
Steve Wanless
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Pension freedom reality check

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

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6th May 2015
Steve Wanless
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Financial consequences of increased life expectancy

Steve Wanless on the challenges of managing your money over a lengthy retirement

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13th Nov 2014
Steve Wanless
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Man's best pension friend

Finally, we have some meat on George Osborne’s pension bone, waved temptingly at this year’s Budget.

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7th Aug 2014
Steve Wanless
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Pension revolution - no advice, 'guidance' is the new buzzword

As part of the pension reforms, pension advice is to known as guidance and it should be free! How exactly is that suposed to work?

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2nd May 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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The pensioners budget

George Osborne blind sided his critics with a pensioner friendly budget but is it as good as it seems.

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24th Mar 2014
50connect editorial
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Finance > Pensions

Tax relief on pension contributions

Tax relief means some of your money that would have gone to the government as tax goes into your pension instead. You can put as much as you want into your pension, but there are annual and lifetime limits on how much tax relief you get.

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27th Feb 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Annuities + Prince Charles = Serious pensions trouble

The decisions you have made on your pension could have financial consequences that will be with you for the rest of your life.

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1st Nov 2013
Andrew Stallard


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