Planning for retirement in the new pensions landscape The new pension savings market offers much more flexibility and choice post–6 April this year, which is a positive, but it can be overwhelming. For people planning for retirement in the new world of pension freedoms, there are both risks and opportunities… Read More»
Divorcees may need to take action to protect benefits following pension reforms An unintended consequence of the pension reforms is that any divorcee with a pension earmarking order may need to act fast to protect their benefits. Any earmarking order that provides the ex-spouse with a fixed percentage of the… Read More»
UK PLCs most widely held by investment companies Which UK companies have investment company managers been favouring? With the UK in the spotlight, the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published details of which UK companies are held by the highest number of investment companies in their top holdings.
More than one in ten would use parents’ pension on mortgage deposit More than one in ten (12%) 20-35 year olds are prepared to ask their parents to access pension savings to help pay for a mortgage deposit, research from Old Mutual Wealth shows. But only half as many over… Read More»
UK parents spend £28 billion on nation’s under-fives each year UK parents spend around £35,000 on their children by the time they reach their fifth birthday, according to research released by Aviva. This adds up to a total of more than £28 billion spent on the nation’s 4 million under-fives… Read More»