Updates and Views from RetireEasy

Thinking of moving? Then prepare to haggle! By Tony Watts OBE

It’s currently a buyer’s market in house sales. But that’s not all bad news. If you’re looking to move, here are some trends and stat you need to know. If, like me, you’re on the cusp of moving house, and watching keenly to see how the market is moving, some new figures make for enlightening […]

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What rabbits did the Chancellor pull from his hat for retirement savers?

After the initial sound and the fury from the politicians and newspapers following the Autumn Statement, more careful analysis is now emerging on the potential long as well as short term impacts. But what will it mean for anyone approaching or in retirement? Having forecast major announcements around pensions reform in the King’s Speech, the […]

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Revealed: how well (or otherwise) the nation is financially prepared to give up work

Interactive investor, the UK’s second-largest investment platform for private investors, has just published its fifth Great British Retirement Survey, revealing the major concerns and trends amongst those heading towards retirement. Key findings include: Three-quarters (76%) of the self-employed are paying nothing into a pension, and 38% don’t have a pension at all One in five people under age […]

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Shopping around for annuities “could earn you £6,000 extra over the course of your retirement”

With increased interest rates continuing to drive the highest demand for annuities in recent years, Legal & General has warned that shopping around before you decide could make a massive difference in how much you earn over the course of your retirement. New analysis shows that a 66-year-old with a £100,000 pension pot can now purchase […]

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Research reveals how many of us will be comfortable in retirement… and how where we live makes a difference

The newly-launched National Retirement Forecast (NRF) from Scottish Widows has provided forensic analysis of the challenges faced by different demographics in the UK – showing some startling differences in expectations depending upon where we live, our ethnicity, gender and age, as well as whether we have disabilities or own our home. The report establishes the […]

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Research reveals which generation is going to be the best off… and which will be the worst off

Applying Macmillan’s saying that “you’ve never had it so good” to those either in or heading towards retirement might come as a surprise to some people, but new data shows that those retiring today may well be much better off than their younger counterparts. Research published by the International Longevity Centre (ILC), the UK’s leading […]

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The average UK employee has £28,000 in unclaimed pensions

Almost nine out of ten workers in the UK has at least one lost or “stranded” pension pot, according to new research from wealth manager Netwealth. Among those employees who have lost track of a pension, some 42% say that they have between two and five stranded pots. The average amount locked up in lost pensions […]

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