Retirement Planning

October 19, 2017 Retirement Planning
7 Ways to Improve Your Retirement

Retirement could last longer than you may think, with the average 65-year-old retiree expected to live for more than 20 years. With all this spare time, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to ensure a pleasant lifestyle. 1. Start Saving Early With retirement now lasting longer than ever, you must have plans in…

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September 24, 2017 PensionsRetirement Planning
6 Surprising Facts About Retirement

A lot of people are uncertain about their future, with many leaving retirement planning too late. Here are a few facts about it that you may not have known. More People Than You Think Have Little Saved One in seven people retiring this year have no workplace or personal pension. Relying solely on the new…

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September 13, 2017 PensionsRetirement Planning
British/UK Pension in Australia New Rules – Updated for 2017

Australia is a popular retirement destination for British expats due its warm climate and quality of life. Cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offer an excellent standard of living, and therefore it is no surprise that many Brits choose to move there every year. If you are considering retiring to Australia from the UK…

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How Ring-Fencing Rules Will Affect The Barclays Pension Scheme

Hidden in Barclays’ July interim results, was an issue that has the potential to affect almost a quarter of a million people in the Barclays pension scheme. The bank’s pension scheme is not in great shape, and as at 30th September last year, the pension shortfall stood at a staggering £7.9 billion. The deficit has increased…

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How to Plan Your Retirement Abroad

The prospect of retiring abroad can be exciting for many, and is a trend that’s not going away anytime soon. It brings with it the possibility to pursue new interests, a different climate, and an exciting and less expensive way of life. However, retiring abroad requires careful planning, and there are a few critical areas…

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UK Defined Benefit Pension Plans – Should You Transfer Out?

Relative to defined contribution pension plans, defined benefit pension plans are complex investment vehicles. A defined benefit plan is a type of pension in which an employer or sponsor promises a specific payout upon retirement. The payout is calculated on a variety of factors such as length of employment, salary history and age at retirement…

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