Some of you will be well practised in checking your savings and may even have a retirement savings plan in place. Others, however, will not. Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, explains how consumers are being empowered in the pension industry to encourage people to save for their future.
From our health and fitness to finances and travel, we’ve increasingly moved online to manage our lives. Now imagine you could better manage your retirement savings by simply downloading an app or logging in online – what would that look like and how would you use it?
Since 2015, many people have had greater flexibility in how they access their private pensions as part of the so-called ‘pension freedoms’. But how good are you at managing your pension savings?
In recent weeks, we’ve heard from guest authors Fred and PamS who’ve arranged care and hundreds of people who’ve shared their care home experiences. This insight combined with our latest research has revealed a sorry picture of the care system with the majority struggling to find good care.
According to our latest investigation, those looking for a comfortable retirement should be saving £131 a month from the age of 20, and as much as £633 a month if you leave retirement saving until your 50th birthday. So how are your retirement savings shaping up?
Growing up watching TV shows like Metal Mickey and films like Star Wars, I used to dream of having my own personal robot. But that dream now seems a little closer to reality…
Our research has found that nearly half of those over 50 aren’t sure of the value of their pension. But knowing these details is vital for making informed retirement decisions. So do you know what’s in your pension pot?
How do older carers look after loved ones and take care of themselves? It’s a question faced by an increasing number of people. To mark the start of Carers Week, we look at the importance of taking a break from caring.
Loneliness as you get older is a punishment no-one should have to suffer, yet that’s exactly what thousands are faced with. Here’s Esther Rantzen, who founded The Silver Line, on why everyone needs someone to talk to.
The Government’s radical pension reforms will soon come into effect and people will have more options than ever on how to use their pension pot. But will this mean everyone will get a good deal on their pension savings?
A Will isn’t only important for passing things on, it decides who looks after your children. So why do many people give little thought to making a Will and why does it appear as one of the last things on the ‘to-do list’?
Why is it that banks don’t always make it easy to register and then use a power of attorney, which is usually done during a time of emotional stress? What power of attorney problems have you had?
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has concluded that competition in the pensions industry isn’t working well enough, and annuity providers have been leaving their customers short changed.
In recent months we’ve discussed what the pension reforms will mean for you when it comes to retirement. In this guest post, pension expert Dr Ros Altmann calls on the pensions industry to give savers their freedom…