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Pensions
June 2019
Freetirees
Pensions
June 2019
  Pension freedoms usher in a new generation The introduction of pension freedoms has been a huge enabler for over 55s, allowing millions to draw income from their pensions flexibly. Pension freedoms offer the opportunity to transition into retirement by continuing to work with reduced hours beyond traditional retirement age. Read full article
Investment
June 2019
Building a diverse portfolio
Investment
June 2019
  Time, patience and making informed decisions Making sense of today’s market headwinds and building a diverse portfolio should be key priorities for all investors. Whether you have a lump sum to invest or want to invest regularly each month, it’s important to know your money is working hard for you. Read full article
Retirement Planning
June 2019
Dreaming of escaping a working life for retirement?
Retirement Planning
June 2019
  Getting your date right will help your plans stay on target Some people will have set their retirement date when they were in their 20s or 30s and a great deal will have changed since then, including their state pension age and perhaps their career plans. Read full article
Retirement Planning
June 2019
Making plans for your retirement
Retirement Planning
June 2019
  Tailored to match your particular needs and aspirations One of the most important stages in life which everybody has to save for is retirement. We work hard to enjoy our current lifestyle but are we doing enough to ensure that we can continue to enjoy it in our retirement? Many of us live for today, but saving into a private pension plan can help us retire sooner rather than later. Read full article
Investment
June 2019
Green light for new type of home loan
Investment
June 2019
  Product choice broadened in the later life lending sector In an effort to broaden product choice in the later life lending sector, the Financial Conduct Authority now treats Retirement Interest Only (RIO) mortgages as standard mortgages, instead of being regulated under Equity Release rules. This factor, among others, has resulted in several lenders adding RIO mortgages to their offering. Read full article
Insurance
June 2019
Critical illness cover
Insurance
June 2019
  Minimising the financial impact on you and your loved ones What would life be like if you were diagnosed with a serious illness? Things could change very suddenly. You’d get your family together and tell them what was going on. Before long, you’d start spending time in hospital for treatment. You may also need to take some time off. Read full article
Investment
June 2019
Wealth creation
Investment
June 2019
  Spreading risk by accessing different types of assets Investing for the long-term means persisting through market swings. History shows that when people invest and stay invested, they’re more likely to earn positive returns in the long run. When markets start to fluctuate, it may be tempting to make financial decisions in reaction to changes to your portfolio. Read full article
Retirement Planning
June 2019
Preparing for your upcoming retirement
Retirement Planning
June 2019
  Considering the practicalities of fulfilling your desired lifestyle If you are aiming to retire within the next five years, its time to get into the mindset of considering the practicalities of fulfilling your desired lifestyle and making plans. Read full article
Insurance
June 2019
Long-term care insurance
Insurance
June 2019
  Meeting the cost of residential and nursing care in old age Long-term care insurance provides the financial support you need if you have to pay for care assistance for yourself or a loved one. It involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. These services help people live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own. Read full article