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The benefits of income drawdown

So what exactly is it? Drawdown is basically the alternative, as you approach retirement, to taking an annuity. If you take an annuity your pension fund is effectively handed over

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Beating inflation and taking an income

This is something of a relief for many when we consider the amount of bad news that usually stacks up during a period of economic uncertainty. However, we’re not in

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New Bank chief could pile pressure on pensions

The warning comes from deVere Group’s chief executive Nigel Green who claims Carney’s final speech as the governor of the Bank of Canada praising Japan’s “bold policy experiment” to increase

News , Property , Shares , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

Pensions and investment costs hit by Scottish independence

The report from the Treasury suggests that if Scottish voters decide on independence in September 2014 the financial services market would suffer “significant disruption”. And it claimed that the costs

Analysis , Property

How does income drawdown work?

What now? Research we have carried out with Sippdeal investors has demonstrated that many view the decision on choosing how to take your income from your retirement savings as one

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Understanding the Pensions Bill

Indeed, this event was rather overshadowed by another retirement related topic as Sir Alex stepped down and Manchester United shares fell by 4%. However, while Manchester United (and potentially Everton)

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Why pension liberation is a complete scam

I have received several of these and every time I do, I get so angry. In fact, after receiving one yesterday it has spurred me into writing this blog because

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Pensioner income drops a third in five years

Retirement income adviser Key Retirement Solutions claims the average retired household received around £1,863 – around 10% of their annual income – from investments and savings in 2007/08 before the

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Government clamps down on pension charges

Its first action will be to ban consultancy charges in automatic enrolment schemes. The government also plans to publish a consultation this autumn which will set out proposals including a

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New state pension explained

Government statistics tell us that for the average pensioner household, state pension is the largest component of income, accounting for nearly a third of total gross income. Next highest is income