Marina Gerner

Early-retired urged to review state pension top-up options

Hundreds of thousands of people who have stopped work before state pension age are being encouraged to review their national insurance contribution (NIC) record for 2017/18. The call comes from mutual insurer Royal London, which says people should check whether they can now top up their state pension at heavily subsidised rates.  

10 funds for a riskier world

Over the last months, the oil price has been volatile, trade war rhetoric has been running high, Brexit continues to weigh on the UK economy, and the global bull market could come to an end at any point. So now is a good time to consider switching to investment funds well-suited to a more volatile and riskier environment.