Risk being without a salary? No thanks.


With average claims lasting more than nine years, Julie Higman, Aviva’s income protection product manager, tells us how she couldn’t risk being without a salary.

Most of us don’t like to think about how our life would change if we were unable to work.

I’m sure I’m not alone in saying I feel like the weekend always goes too quickly and I’m back at work on Monday morning before I know it.

But what if there was no work on Monday?  

6 pension predictions for the next 12 months


It’s the dawn of a new era in pensions. The new government in May ushered in a change of guard, and new ministers. But what can we expect in the next 12 months?

The good news for the new pensions minister is that the learning curve is all about Westminster, and less about the subject matter. Ros Altmann already has a sound knowledge about pensions. But she is just one cog in the pension policy wheel and cannot control its destination on her own. So much depends upon the Treasury. A good example of this, is my first likely pension change.