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Retirement Savers to Consider Property Investing

Retirement

Retirement

Pension Regulation Changes Cause a Third of Retirement Savers to Consider Investing in Buy-to-Let Property

New analysis by Direct Line for Business (DL4B), the small business insurer, reveals that a third (32 per cent) of people aged 45 – 64 with a pension would consider using some or all of their pension pot to fund the purchase of a buy-to-let property as an alternative to a traditional pension income funded by an annuity. [Read more…]

Pension Cap Will Cost Savers

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The DWP consultation on pension charging ended on Thursday 28 November 2013, the Government has proposed a pensions cap at 0.75%.

Legal & General believes the proposed cap will be ineffective in driving down costs, and not tackle the big problem of legacy pension schemes where savers could be getting a poor deal. [Read more…]

Pensioners Face Retirement Tax Bill

Retirement

Retirement

Increasing longevity adds up for pensioner households, MetLife analysis shows

The average UK pensioner household faces a £111,400 tax bill in retirement as increasing longevity means pensioners are living on average up to 19 years past the age of 65, new analysis from MetLife shows. [Read more…]

Threat to pensions

Threat to Pensions

Threat to Pensions

In some countries – Argentina, Hungary, Portugal – governments have already expropriated private-sector pension funds as a means of dealing with serious financial problems. There are “warning tremors” that such policies of seizure could spread to developed nations, warns FT commentator Tony Jackson. [Read more…]

A New Age Of Personal Responsibility

Looming Pension Crisis

Looming Pension Crisis

Britain’s workforce needs “a new age of personal responsibility” to avert the looming pensions crisis, the latest Friends Life Visions of Britain 2020 report, entitled “Pensions: The Root Problem”, warns today. [Read more…]