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Pensions postcode lottery to widen £67,000 by 2028

The disparity is down to a widening gap in life expectancies and a rising state pension age, claims a new report published today by the TUC. The research showed that

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Transferring SIPP provider?

Indeed, one of the most glaring costs incurred when moving from one SIPP provider to another surrounds transferring property “in-specie” (I specifically mean commercial property, as residential property cannot currently

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How to turn savings into a retirement income

In most important order, these are: • How much you put in • How well your investments do • The rate you get at retirement when you turn your savings

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Does it pay to delay annuity purchase?

Delaying your annuity purchase by just two years means you will receive a higher income because of your age but research from MGM Advatage suggests it could take between 37

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April 2014 deadline to protect £1.5m pension allowance

The reason for change was that, by 2006, there were eight distinct pension regimes built up over 40 years of pension interference.  The key was the introduction of a pension

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Fifty-somethings cutting back pension contributions

Retirement specialists Responsible Equity Release said people in their 50s traditionally increase pension payments as retirement approaches in order to maximize their pensions pots but their latest research suggests that

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Beware pension transfer cash-back offers

However, you should be cautious about such offers for three good reasons: 1. If they have to offer you cash to move your savings, what does that say about their

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How to get the best annuity rate

The Annuity Window is compulsory for all ABI members selling annuities to the public and will feature rates from 24 companies, including those which do not currently compete for annuity

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Five million plan on working till they drop

Research by Baring Asset Management suggests this has increased from 12% in 2012 and 10% in 2011 and is the highest such figure since the Barings’ annual study began in

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Should I hang fire on buying an annuity?

The reason it might not seem like a good idea is that as a result of the Bank of England’s monetary policy, we currently have very low interest rates –