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In these uncertain times, don’t lose track of your pensions

What does HSBC, the BBC, delivery company DHL and the RSPCA have in common with each other? Sadly, it is the fact that they have all announced significant staff redundancies in recent days, as a result of financial difficulties caused by the Coronavirus. From loss of work contracts, to problems collecting license fees and charitable donations, businesses and organisations of…
Jen Paice
July 1, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

How to plan for retirement if you’re self employed

Reading time: 2 minutes > Self-employed business owners face many challenges and retirement planning can be even more complicated, as there is no one to organise a pension for you and no employer making contributions on your behalf. On top of that, self-employed workers often don’t have a regular income, so many will focus on setting aside money as a…
Jen Paice
February 14, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Gender gap in retirement savings: Women say they will have £100,000 less in retirement than men

Reading time: 2 minutes > For women, the salary gap they face during their careers eventually turns into a retirement savings gap. While our country has come a long way on gender equality, the pay gap remains a prominent issue. It’s felt in many aspects of women’s lives, most significantly in retirement savings. Women are saving less than men for…
Jen Paice
January 31, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Mind the income gap: Significant gap between expectations and reality of what life in retirement will cost Generation Z

Reading time: 3 minutes > When most people envision their retirement, positive images start forming. We may picture spending our days lounging on the beach, travelling, practising our favourite hobbies, or having free time to spend with friends and taking the grandchildren on countless adventures. But it’s becoming clear that because so many people associate only upbeat feelings with retirement,…
Jen Paice
January 24, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Time to update your planned retirement date?

Reading time: 2 minutes > Savers risk missing out on money from their final pension pot Millions of savers risk missing out on money from their final pension pot if their provider doesn’t have their correct planned retirement date. The analysis revealed that workplace pension savers in the UK could miss out on thousands of pounds in retirement because they…
Jen Paice
December 19, 2019

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