Retirement planning

Savers missing out on £20 billion of lost pensions: how to find yours

A staggering £20 billion of pensions pots is being left unclaimed. We run through how savers can track down lost workplace or personal pensions.

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Fifth of parents give children inheritance early

A total of £227 billion has been gifted, at an average of £32,920, in a bid to save on inheritance tax, according to research.

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Call for pension freedoms to be extended for 5 million retirees

Plans to allow pre-2015 annuity holders to sell their retirement income for a cash lump sum were scrapped two years ago.

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Poor pension deals penalising divorced women

Pensions are often left out of divorce deals, typically leaving the woman short-changed in retirement, says Age UK

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Should you cash out of your defined benefit pension scheme?

All-time-high transfer values for defined benefit schemes have proved highly attractive to scheme members – but for many it still makes sense to stick.

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Will those choosing to cash in their pension regret their decision?

Different age groups are divided on the wisdom of opting for pension withdrawal, with younger savers saying they are much

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Pensioners turning down guaranteed annuity rates of 8-10%

Over 55s have rejected £3 billion of annuity income with  generous guarantees, in favour of cash.

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The best Sipp platforms for your portfolio - 2018

Jeff Salway sets out the investment platform options for new and existing Sipp investors with charges uppermost in their minds.

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Pension Clinic: there is no property-based fix for inadequate pension saving

Equity release will not solve the pensions crisis as poorer pensioners tend to have little or no property equity to call upon.

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