How the election result could affect the pension and savings world

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Sense: “Could you write us a quick article on how the election result could affect the pension and savings world?” No problem I said expecting a clear result and the easy job of linking possible future policy back to the manifesto promises. But things are never that easy! As I write, it is clear there...

Pension freedoms offers flexibility, but also increase consumer choices

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For those in or reaching retirement, deciding what to do and when to do it isn’t easy. Pension freedoms offers fantastic choice and flexibility, but it also increases the number of options and choices people need to consider. Add in the uncertainty of how long they will live, whether they will need long-term care, the...

The pros and cons of retiring abroad

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For many people retirement is all about spending more time at home, and with family. But for others, retirement is an once-in-a-lifetime chance to do something completely different. For some that may be voluntary work, or a new hobby. For others it’s the huge leap of retiring overseas. The most popular destinations include Spain, America,...

Certain principles in uncertain times

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Given the unrelenting nature of the news – post-Brexit uncertainty in the UK, instability in the near and Middle East, China’s interventions in the South China seas and the real prospect of a Trump-led US administration – you wouldn’t be surprised to see deep apprehension built into investment markets. So it appears to be the...

Are pension ISAs now inevitable?

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The UK is a different place than it was a couple of months ago. The shock waves from the referendum vote to leave the EU have been felt far and wide, and the fun is just beginning. Over the next few years we have to negotiate our way out of the EU – an exercise...