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Do you know what your retirement plans look like? #RetirementReady

Do you know what your retirement plans look like? #RetirementReady

Thursday, 20 January 2022 -

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has sparked a surge in people over 50 seeking professional financial advice[1]. For many, a sudden shift in their financial status has been overwhelming.

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Is taking tax-free cash allowances putting some retirements at risk? #TipTuesday

Is taking tax-free cash allowances putting some retirements at risk? #TipTuesday

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 -

Rather than its original intention of incentivising saving, tax-free cash allowances appear to have the opposite effect in practice – encouraging members of pension schemes to spend more before they retire and take their tax-free cash savings while they still have other sources of cash savings. This is a potentially very damaging situation for whole generations of future retirees.

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How has COVID impacted retirement prospects and planning? #RetirementReady

How has COVID impacted retirement prospects and planning? #RetirementReady

Thursday, 13 January 2022 -

Over-50s workers in the UK could have a £5.3 billion hole in their collective pension pot due to cutbacks on retirement savings over the course of the pandemic, according to new research[1].

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Are Gen-Z's planning for the road ahead? #InvestmentInsight

Are Gen-Z's planning for the road ahead? #InvestmentInsight

Tuesday, 11 January 2022 -

Younger generations deserve much more credit for planning ahead and beginning to think about retirement when it will still feel so far away for them, according to new research[1].

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Why are Gen Xers labelled 'Generation Vexed'? #FridayReads

Why are Gen Xers labelled 'Generation Vexed'? #FridayReads

Friday, 07 January 2022 -

With 57% of Gen Xers wanting to save more for retirement but struggling to do so, a quarter (25%) plan to work part-time past the State Pension Age (SPA) to plug an expected income shortfall in retirement, while 17% plan to work full-time. However, they have serious concerns about whether they will be able to continue working later in life. 

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When it comes to marriage and money, it's good to talk #RetirementReady

When it comes to marriage and money, it's good to talk #RetirementReady

Tuesday, 04 January 2022 -

Millions of married couples have no idea about their spouse’s pensions and retirement plans, according to new research[1]. More than three-quarters (78%) of non-retired married[2] people do not know what their spouse’s pensions are worth.

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Why should parents look to Christmas investment gifts instead of toys? #WednesdayWisdom

Why should parents look to Christmas investment gifts instead of toys? #WednesdayWisdom

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 -

With the festive season approaching, have you thought about gifting your children or grandchildren something different this year? Giving them a good start in life by making investments into their future can make all the difference in today’s more complex world.

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The ongoing pandemic has triggered shifts to people's financial priorities #FridayReads

The ongoing pandemic has triggered shifts to people's financial priorities #FridayReads

Friday, 17 December 2021 -

People thinking more about their spending and financial priorities

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has lead to more people re-thinking how they spend and manage their money, with more than half (51%) now prioritising saving for an unexpected event or loss of income, research published suggests[1].

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How to create a personal financial plan in 8 steps #TipTuesday

How to create a personal financial plan in 8 steps #TipTuesday

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 -

When thinking about your future financial wellbeing, it can be helpful to consider a plan. It is a good idea to have a clear sense of what you want from life and use this as a guide for making important decisions.

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Changes to the state pension triple lock leave pensioners 'deeply disappointed' #RetirementReady

Changes to the state pension triple lock leave pensioners 'deeply disappointed' #RetirementReady

Thursday, 09 December 2021 -

The earnings benchmark of the State Pension triple lock will be temporarily set aside for next year. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) confirmed on 7 September that the State Pension triple lock rule will not be applied for the 2022/23 financial year over concerns of the potential costs involved.

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Is age discrimination impacting the job prospects of over-50s? #WednesdayWisdom

Is age discrimination impacting the job prospects of over-50s? #WednesdayWisdom

Wednesday, 08 December 2021 -

A total of 2.99 million recent job seekers over 50 (52%) believe their age has made employers less likely to hire them, according to a new report[1].

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More than 1 billion in State Pensions has been underpaid to UK pensioners due to 'repeated human errors' #FridayReads

More than 1 billion in State Pensions has been underpaid to UK pensioners due to 'repeated human errors' #FridayReads

Friday, 03 December 2021 -

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) underpaid 134,000 pensioners in State Pension to the tune of £1 billion, according to the National Audit Office (NAO)[1].

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What are the financial consequences of stopping work in your 50s? #RetirementReady

What are the financial consequences of stopping work in your 50s? #RetirementReady

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 -

Early retirement may be the ultimate dream for some, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic made it the only option for many. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that over-50s had the highest redundancy rate between December 2020 and February 2021[1].

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How do ESG investments create long-term value? #InvestmentInsight

How do ESG investments create long-term value? #InvestmentInsight

Thursday, 25 November 2021 -

It’s no secret that the growth of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments in recent years has been fundamental.

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How can you protect your money from inflation? #TipTuesday

How can you protect your money from inflation? #TipTuesday

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 -

This is a question that many people may be asking themselves right now. In the current economic climate, rising inflation is becoming a concern for people with savings and investments.

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