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May
30

Research Reveals Worrying Attitudes toward Financial Protection

Royal London has recently published its second State of the Protection Nation report, which looks at public attitudes towards financial protection products and levels of take up across Britain. 

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Feb
27

Research Reveals Rise in Equity Release Lending

New figures from the Equity Release Council show that equity release activity in the fourth quarter of 2017 was at the highest recorded level since 2002. 

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Jan
30

Securing an Enjoyable and Financially Comfortable Retirement

People retiring this year will be receiving a retirement income 10% higher than those who retired in 2017, according to new research by Prudential. 

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Nov
24

Regrets Over Inadequate Retirement Planning

New research from Prudential has highlighted the importance of starting to plan and save for retirement as early as possible.

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Jul
31

Study Reveals Increased Take-up of Equity Release

There has been a 30% increase in equity release sales over the past twelve months, according to new analysis by Saga.
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Jun
29

Too Many are Risking a Disappointing Retirement

Too many people are still failing to plan and save sufficiently for their retirement and as a result are ‘sleep-walking’ towards a retirement that will not live up to their aspirations.

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Apr
25

Research Reveals Lack of Financial Protection

New research by Aviva has highlighted that many families are risking their financial wellbeing by failing to take out sufficient financial protection.

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Apr
17

Pension Savings Still Worryingly Low for Many

Too many people are still failing to make adequate financial provision for their retirement, new research by Prudential has found.

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May
16

Buy-to-let Borrowing Mortgages Increase Significantly

New figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders have revealed that landlords took out 45,000 mortgage loans before the introduction of the new stamp duty increase in April.

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Oct
08

Pension Reforms Under the Spotlight

On the 6th of April this year, pension reforms introduced by the Government gave many people greater access than ever before to their pension funds, including the right to take out cash lump sums.

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Sep
17

Protection against Unplanned Financial Shocks

In the past five years, as many as 32% of adults in the UK have suffered a serious financial shock, but only 35% had taken out the right type of insurance to help minimise its impact.

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Jun
25

Saving for Retirement Should Begin as Early as Possible

Too many UK adults are not planning for retirement early enough, with many missing out on at least ten valuable years of retirement planning, according to new research by unbiased.co.uk and MetLife.

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Apr
16

Pensioners Cautious Over New Pension Freedoms

Fears that retirees will act rashly and blow all their pension savings as a result of the new pension freedoms do not appear to have materialised, according to a number of pieces of research.

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Mar
19

Further Extension to Pension Freedoms

The UK Government has recently announced that it intends to make further pension changes by giving more freedom to people who have already purchased an annuity.

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Feb
20

Reforms to Protect ‘Mini’ Pension Pots

The UK Government has recently published further details of its plans for a new system to help workers keep track of their small pension pots as they change jobs.

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Jan
09

Young Adults Take Control of their Finances

People in the 18 to 24 age group are more focused than any other age group on getting control of their finances by reducing lesiure spending in 2015, according to a recent study by Friends Life.

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Dec
18

Managing Retirement Income and Savings

For many working adults, retirement is a time to look forward to, but it can equally be a source of concern, particularly with regards to money.

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Nov
06

Discussing and Planning for Retirement

Couples are putting their financial futures at risk by failing to fully discuss retirement issues or put adequate plans in place, according to recent research by Prudential.

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Oct
01

Tax on Pension Funds at Death to be Abolished

Under recent changes announced by the UK Government, people with defined contribution pension savings will no longer have to worry about their pension savings being taxed at 55% on death.

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Sep
25

Retirees Own a Quarter of all UK Property Wealth

Brits in their sixties own a quarter of Britain’s £4.01 trillion property wealth, totalling £993 billion, according to a recent report from LV=.

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