Updates and Views from RetireEasy

The story of how RetireEasy began… We’re raising our prices to all new subscribers after May 1st — so this is a good time to explain why and how it all began By Richard Collinson, CEO & Co-founder

The story of how RetireEasy came to be has been reported in quite a few newspaper articles over the last few years, but I’ve never given the whole narrative from my   side – and I’m always being asked to do so. Here then is a potted version of how we started and what happens next! […]

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“Retirement apartheid” as gender pay gap extends to pension freedoms

While this April marks the third anniversary of the pension freedoms, new research shows that women are still lagging far behind their male counterparts in the benefits they receive after retirement. The research from AJ Bell, one of the UK’s largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services, demonstrates that: Withdrawals made by women […]

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Beastly Headwinds on the Horizon for Workplace Pensions

We know what happens when a Beast from the East mixes with moisture rising from the South and a similar concoction is brewing for workplace pensions… Mark Soper explains. From April this year many workers – particularly those you work for small to medium sized companies — will see their take-home pay falling as a […]

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Markets in Turmoil

There is now no doubt that we are in a period of great uncertainty – all the more reason to revisit and update your ReireEasy LifePlan. Donald Trump is teetering on the brink of triggering a trade war, with who knows what end game. How that would affect the UK is impossible to predict but, […]

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Millions of people vulnerable to “the most obvious pension scams”

If you’ve got a pension pot, you’re in the cross hairs of a cyber scammer. And a worrying 29% of us would fall prey, according to new research. By Tony Watts OBE New research has highlighted the difficulty that many people have in spotting pension scams. When the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) provided […]

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“Bring back National Service,” say pensioners. Really?

Tony Watts OBE wonders why so many older people apparently think it’s a good idea for youngsters to do National Service. Like most people of my generation who managed to miss out on National Service by a decade, I spent my late teenage years growing my hair. It was, if I may say so, a […]

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Is inflation such a bad thing when you’re retired?

With all of the talk of impending inflation, what would be the likely impact of further rises on those approaching, or in, retirement? Richard Collinson offers his verdict. “UK households under pressure as inflation sticks at 3%” ran the headlines when the figures for January 2018 were released. The concerns were twofold: firstly, that rate […]

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