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“Pandemic has devastating impact on potential retirement outcomes”

Savers are continuing to see their future retirement incomes suffer – with pension funds and annuity rates still well below their pre-pandemic levels. The latest Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury Report shows that in the first quarter of this year, the average annual standard annuity income for a 65-year-old (based on a single life […]

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Allowance changes lost in all-enveloping Covid-19 outbreak

By Mark Soper Shortly before the outbreak of Covid-19, a confident, newly-installed Chancellor stood up in the House of Commons and delivered a raft of measures and stimulus that effectively put an end to austerity. With a landslide win in the December Election and the first phase of Brexit accomplished, the Government – the non-team […]

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Is it time for you to have a “midlife review”?

Are you somewhere north of 45 and still employed on a full time or part time basis… but worrying about how the coming years might pan out as your aspirations and situation changes? Then a new book has just been published which can provide the guidance you need to navigate the future. The book – […]

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Worrying drop in average weekly pension incomes

New data from the Department for Work and Pensions shows a sharp dip in the average weekly income from occupational pensions – down to £181 in 2018-19 from £199 in 2016-17 – for those who have reached State Pension Age (SPA). The fall in part reflects the steadily reducing numbers of people retiring with defined […]

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Call for more flexible approach to State Pension

Aviva has called on the Government to take a more flexible approach to the State Pension – ensuring that more people will have enough to retire on while encouraging some people to remain in the workforce for longer. They say that 4.5 million current mid-life employees may not have enough money to retire when they […]

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Competition doubles for retirement interest-only mortgages

If you are contemplating continuing to pay a mortgage into retirement, or to borrow money against your property and only pay interest payments, there’s some good news from the number of products available in the last year has almost doubled – from 38 to 74. The other positive news is that the increased competition […]

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“Cash today, poverty tomorrow” warning on pension withdrawals

The Association of British Insurers has issued a warning that the average rates at which people are withdrawing money from their pension could see people running out of money in retirement if they do not have other sources of income. In a wide-ranging report to mark five years since the introduction of pension freedoms, they […]

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