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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 Moneyfacts.co.uk: 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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Pensions: there might soon be a new kid in town…

A new type of pension is on the cards for UK savers which, if it passes through the parliamentary process, could offer something of a “half way house” between defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pensions. The potential advantage of the proposed Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes is that they will be more affordable […]

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Over a third of over 55s “living beyond their means”

Financial security in later life is not what it was… according to new research, more than a third (35%) of the UK, over the age of 55-years-old are living beyond their means.  Equity release provider more2life, which commissioned the research, say many respondents blamed rising costs of living them going into debt, leading to 68% of those […]

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“Terror management theory” is driving savers into bad pension decisions

University researchers are warning that the UK Government’s Pension Wise website is negatively influencing savers’ decisions – encouraging them to abandon long-term financial security and cashing out lumps sums that they should be conserving for their retirement. The dire warning comes from academics at the University of Scotland, whose study with over 2,000 participants has […]

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The massive difference between male and female earnings revealed

New figures have highlighted the huge difference between the amount men and women can expect to earn over their lifetime – a gap that is widest when women are in their fifties: the time when many people are saving the most for their retirement. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows […]

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New report reveals how much you’ll need for a comfortable retirement

  A new report researched by Loughborough University on behalf of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) will help people understand how much they will need for a minimum, moderate or comfortable quality of life once they retire. Importantly, it will inform them how much they need to save on top of their state […]

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