Pensions, savings and investments

Average cost of life goals totals £566k

14 Jan 19

Typical aspirations take 25 years to pay for, estimates show.

Pensions cold-calling ban takes effect

09 Jan 19

Cold-callers could face fines of up to £500,000.

Divorced women miss out on pension wealth

08 Jan 19

Savers urged to take advice as divorces rise in January.

Quarter of over-50s don’t know state pension age

11 Dec 18

Rises in state pension age cause confusion.

First pensions dashboard expected in 2019

04 Dec 18

Government plans to implement multiple dashboards.

1 in 3 pension savers ‘not confident’ about retirement

28 Nov 18

Retirees say financial situation has worsened.

Retirees ‘not fazed’ by market volatility

21 Nov 18

Only 1 in 10 are reassessing their investment strategy.

Drawdown savers risk running out of pension income

15 Nov 18

53% of pension pots in drawdown might not last for life.

Quarter of over-55s unaware of pension tax

08 Nov 18

Savers could face tax ‘shock’ in retirement.

State pension age rises to 65 for women

06 Nov 18

Pension ages now equal for men and women.

More SMEs consider changing workplace pension provider

19 Oct 18

Aviva sees shift to ‘secondary market’ for auto-enrolment.

Lost pension pots total £20bn

18 Oct 18

Insurers call for continued work on pensions dashboard.

Lack of savings puts self-employed under strain

09 Oct 18

7 in 10 feel they need to be more resilient.

Personal pension savings fall in 2016/17

01 Oct 18

Contribution levels fall 33% since start of auto-enrolment.

Savers warned to plan for a longer retirement

26 Sep 18

Over-90s’ population continues to increase.

Parents to spend £17k on child’s university costs

24 Sep 18

Main expenses include accommodation and items for study.

Government delays self-employed pension trials

20 Sep 18

No ‘straightforward mechanism’ for increasing savings.

Long-term investors rewarded for patience

17 Sep 18

1 in 3 think investment risks are higher than before the crash.

Women missing out on pension income in divorce

13 Sep 18

Charity calls for reform to divorce process.

Government backs industry-led pensions dashboard

05 Sep 18

Self-employed groups feel ‘let down’ by change in plans.

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