retirement

To QROPS professionals, it’s obvious that HM Revenue & Customs is conducting a systematic review of providers with a view to weeding out the rogues. Every now and then a scheme disappears off the list only to re-emerge phoenix-like a week or two later with a clean bill of health. The reason is usually an […]

5 Facts Many People Don’t Know About Annuities

by Tony Galloway on 1 Nov, 2012

In this tough economic climate, many of us are forced to seriously consider our finances for when we reach retirement. However, many people are unaware of annuities – what they are, why we need them and the options that are available when it comes to purchasing annuities. Your annuity will effectively shape your retirement, in […]

Obtaining Professional Advice on Pensions and Retirement

Obtaining Professional Advice on Pensions and Retirement

When someone retires they are faced with some of the most difficult investment and financial management decisions that they will have ever faced. Yet only a staggering 44% of 55-64 year olds have ever sought advice on retirement planning. Defaqto (the data research company) hope to change this. In a study titled the Annuity Review, […]

Are You Planning to Retire in 2011

Are You Planning to Retire in 2011

If you are planning to retire during 2011, there are several important things you need to do in advance to make sure you get the State Pension and all benefits you are entitled to. Four months before you reach State Pension age, you should get a letter from The Pension Service. This personalised letter outlines […]

Planning For Your Retirement

Planning For Your Retirement

It used to be simple, most men retired at 65 and women at 60.These ages date back to when people expected about five years in retirement, but now many live into their late seventies and early eighties. Some people spend more years retired than they worked. The government is increasing the ages that people begin […]