February 27, 2017 Pensions
How much will I get under new private pension law?

  How much a private pension pays is in the control of a retirement saver. The amount depends on the answers to two key questions: How much cash will I need when I retire? How much do I need to save to pay the retirement income I want? There is no right or wrong answer…

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February 23, 2017 Pensions
What are the main British pensions?

  The British pension system is designed to give retirement savers choice over how they put money aside for their retirement. The options often depend on how a saver is employed and who they work for. Although everyone can qualify for a state pension, retirement saving is offered in several ways and some savers have…

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February 20, 2017 Pensions
How much will my SIPP pension pay in retirement?

  Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP) are popular with retirement savers who want to take control of their investments. UK personal pensions limit the choice of investments to a list of approved funds looked after for the saver by a professional manager. With a SIPP, the saver can opt for managed funds or take full…

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February 16, 2017 Pensions
Retirement planning mistakes made by expats

  Moving overseas and starting a new life as an expat in an exotic location is exciting. The first few weeks or months are a honeymoon period and the thrill of exploring a new home is enthralling and sometimes expensive as you act like a tourist rather than a seasoned Brit abroad. It’s worth setting…

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February 12, 2017 Pensions
Reasons for transferring a pension – and one why not

  IFAs and pension providers talk up the benefits of pension transfers – but is changing horses so close to retirement worthwhile? Moving pensions is only worthwhile if you are achieving some financial objective and sometimes consumers must weigh up the cost of switching against the benefits. If you feel that moving your pension might…

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February 9, 2017 Pensions
How much do expats need to save for retirement?

  How much money is needed to pay for a comfortable retirement is the question everyone would like answered. Really, it’s a question without an answer because too many variables apply. The main problem is that none of us know how long we will live, so have no idea how much cash we need for…

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