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Key changes to the pension regulations

Key changes to pension regulations

Saving for the future is imperative, which is why the government introduced radical changes to pensions in April 2015: to encourage people to plan more for retirement and take greater control of their financial future.

Tax Year Checklist

Tax Year End Checklist

Want to postion your finances better? Here is a list of tax considerations that everyone needs to think about every tax year

How does pension tax relief work?

How does pension tax relief work

You may have heard people talk about what a big deal it is, but how does pension tax relief work? Is it really as good as some suggest? And how can you make the absolute most of it?

Coping with financial difficulties

Coping with financial difficulties

It doesn’t matter how well off you are, almost all of us worry about money from time-to-time – and that anxiety can be exacerbated when it comes to coping with financial difficulties.

What is drawdown? Five things you need to know

What is drawdown

The 2015 pension freedoms have resulted in the rules around using your pension being completely rewritten. And this means that drawdown – once an option only accessible to certain people – is now available to every defined contribution pension holder. But what is drawdown? Here are five things you need to know. 

What is a pension? Five things you need to know

What is a pension?

Many of us pay into at least one, but very few of us would choose “what is a pension?” to be our specialist topic on Mastermind. Here are five things you need to know about pensions.

What happens if I die before retirement?

There is a cruelty to the fact some people who save into a pension won’t live long enough to enjoy it – but the good news is that loved ones can still benefit from this pot of money.