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Protect yourself from pension scams

Protect yourself from pension scams

Protect yourself from pension scams Understanding the warning signs to keep your money safe Being online more means criminals have a greater opportunity to approach unsuspecting victims with their scams. Online scams can have a devastating financial and emotional...

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Pension tax relief

Pension tax relief

Pension tax relief 27% of people surveyed did not know how it worked To encourage saving for retirement, the government pays tax relief on pension contributions. This means that your pension provider can claim tax back from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and add that...

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Advice matters

Advice matters

Advice matters Intergenerational planning and wealth transfer between advised families Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, UK adults admit they need financial advice for their current situation[1]. A report, which looked at intergenerational...

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No such thing as a ‘no-risk’ investment

No such thing as a ‘no-risk’ investment

No such thing as a ‘no-risk’ investment Knowing how much risk you are comfortable taking is key All investments carry some degree of risk. When you invest, you make choices about what to do with your financial assets. Risk is any uncertainty with respect to your...

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Pension freedoms

Pension freedoms

Pension freedoms Looking for a wider choice of investment options? Saving for your retirement is one of the longest and biggest financial commitments you will ever make. Imagine you’re retiring today. Have you thought about how you’re going to financially support...

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Money’s too tight to mention

Money’s too tight to mention

Money’s too tight to mention Looking to retire from work, not a paycheck? When it comes to retirement insecurity, one concern dominates all others, the fear of running out of money during retirement and with people living longer than ever before, it’s a very valid...

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Evolution of ESG investing

Evolution of ESG investing

Evolution of ESG investing Changing face of consumer ethics and behaviours The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has prompted a desire to move into ethical and sustainable investing for more than half (51%) of advised UK adults, according a new report[1]. And while the...

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COVID-19 fallout

COVID-19 fallout

COVID-19 fallout 24% of the UK population feel financially worse off than before the pandemic During he past year and a half we’ve experienced a stock market collapse, soaring unemployment, millions deferring their mortgage payments – and paradoxically, a booming...

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Plan the perfect retirement

Plan the perfect retirement

Plan the perfect retirement Creating a comfortable, secure retirement takes care and forethought If you’re 10 to 15 years from retirement, you’re probably starting to think more about how you’ll spend your life after work. You might be contemplating travelling more,...

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Pension Lifetime Allowance

Pension Lifetime Allowance

Pension Lifetime Allowance Do you need to take action to avoid risking additional tax charges in retirement? When it comes to your pension, you might assume that the more that you can save into it, the better. But that’s not always the case. Once your pension savings...

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Creating wealth for children

Creating wealth for children

Creating wealth for children Investing isn’t just a luxury reserved for adults Saving for a child today is a wonderful gift for their future. Whether you want to help them buy their first car, contribute to their first home or even set them up for a comfortable...

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How to future-proof your finances as a parent

How to future-proof your finances as a parent

How to future-proof your finances as a parent A momentous event that can change every aspect of your financial stability The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a shattering effect on the country. Future-proofing your finances can help you feel more secure about...

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Plan for tomorrow, live for today

Plan for tomorrow, live for today

Plan for tomorrow, live for today Helping you achieve your financial goals The key steps toward financial security are to translate them into your own terms. What, exactly, are your personal financial goals? If you have trouble sorting them out, try classifying them...

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Mind the divorce Gap

Mind the divorce Gap

Mind the divorce Gap Women see incomes fall by 33% following divorce, compared to just 18% for men Divorce is an emotionally charged event – and can be an expensive one. The financial impact of divorce can also last for decades and carry on into older age. Women are...

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Reappraisal of urban living

Reappraisal of urban living

Reappraisal of urban living 3 million people in the UK aged over 50 considering relocating The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has lead to a reappraisal of urban living, with increasing numbers fleeing city confines in search of green space. 3 million people aged over...

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‘It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep’

‘It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep’

‘It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep’ The potential impact to your expected retirement income over time When you’re planning your retirement income, there are multiple factors to consider: how much you can expect from the State Pension, the value of the...

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Pension boost

Pension boost

Pension boost Are you claiming all of the generous tax relief you’re entitled to? The unique combination of tax breaks and flexible access available to pensions make them a compelling choice when saving for retirement. One of the key benefits of saving into a pension...

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Protecting family wealth

Protecting family wealth

Protecting family wealth Start planning your legacy to mitigate or reduce Inheritance Tax If you’ve worked hard throughout your lifetime to grow your wealth, and hope it will help to safeguard the financial security of your loved ones after you’ve gone. But without...

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Retirement planning journey

Retirement planning journey

Retirement planning journey What you need to consider at every life stage When you’re starting out working in your 20s, you may not be thinking about retirement in 40 years. The same goes for your 30s, 40s and even 50s. There is always something on the horizon you...

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Combined finances

Combined finances

Combined finances Planning ahead for your financial future together Some couples may prefer to keep their finances separate, while others share everything. Whichever method you’ve chosen, when it comes to retirement saving, it’s worth planning together to ensure...

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Retirement finances

Retirement finances

Retirement finances COVID-19: third of retirees fearful due to negative impact Six years on from pension freedoms, non-advised savers aged over 50 are facing a ticking time bomb at retirement, according to a new survey[1]. 66% of those saving into a defined...

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