Is a SIPP right for me?

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The best time to think about your retirement is now. Planning ahead means getting ahead, helping to ensure your post-work life is as comfortable as you’d like it to be. An increasingly popular way to manage retirement funds is through a Self-Invested Personal Pension, known as a SIPP.  SIPPs have emerged as a compelling option for those […]

How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

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As we approach the end of our time in the workplace, we want to rest easy, knowing that we have everything in order to enjoy a prosperous and fulfilling retirement. Ensuring our pension funds will meet our needs ahead of time is key to setting ourselves up for success. With uncertainty around the state pension refusing to […]

Do I Need a Financial Advisor for My Pension?

Pension planning is a crucial component of our financial lives. To ensure that we are able to spend our final years in comfort and enjoy the time we have remaining with friends and family, we need to plan for retirement. For most of us, retirement planning will involve a pension of some sort. This article […]

How to Track Down a Lost Pension

As of 2022, the value of forgotten pensions in the UK was said to exceed 26 billion pounds. This unclaimed sum is spread across approximately 2.8 million pension plans. That number looks set to rise as the government predicts there could be as many as 50 million lost pots by 2050.  Let’s take a look at how […]

How To Avoid Pension Scams in 2023

The Pensions Regulator has warned pension scheme members to remain vigilantagainst scams. They issued the warning in conjunction with the FinancialConduct Authority and the Money and Pensions Service. It comes after theregulator published a report showing an increase in brand impersonation andcloned companies. Pension scams can have devastating consequences for theirvictims. To avoid falling victim to a scammer, it’s […]

How Bad is the Pension Crisis?

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The government’s mini-budget of September 23rd spooked the market. Pension funds were forced to sell gilts to cover a liquidity crunch, as their capacity to match their asset and liquid value collapsed in the face of high-interest rates and bond yields. With the author of that crisis (Kwasi Kwarteng) now sacked, and Jeremy Hunt assuming […]

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