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Money Purchase Annual Allowance – a complete guide

With the introduction of the pension freedoms in 2015, you can now access tax-free cash from your pension at 55. You can also start to flexibly access your pension with...

What is a Pension Sharing Order?

If you’re getting divorced it is likely you’ll be deciding how to split your shared assets. In the UK pensions are usually your most valuable asset (yes, normally worth even...

Can I take my pension at 55 and still work?

One of the questions we’re asked most often when we’re helping customers with their retirement planning is Can I take my pension at 55 and still work? If the idea of...

Pension Lump Sum – A complete guide

If you’re planning your retirement, you might have heard of the pension freedoms that allow you to access a tax-free lump sum from your pension at 55. But did you...

5 Of The Best Pension Lump Sum Tax Calculators

If you’re planning on taking a lump sum from your pension, it is important to understand the tax implications of doing so, especially if you’re accessing your pension at 55...

How to protect your pension in a divorce

With over 70% of UK divorce cases not even discussing pensions, it might seem like something you don’t need to worry about, but by law, pensions are classed as a...

Southampton and Fareham named in top 20 towns with the most financial advisers

Southampton and Fareham have been named in top 20 towns with the most financial advisers according to industry experts Citywire. The research centred around FCA regulated firms that are able to offer in-person advice....

What to do with multiple Pension Pots?

The average Brit will have 11 different jobs throughout their working life building up a series of smaller pension pots that often get left behind as we move from one...

How Much of My Husband’s Pension am I Entitled to When We Divorce?

In 71% of UK divorces Pensions are not discussed, in fact as it stands, unless you go to court there’s no automatic right to even know how much your spouse...

BT Pension Scheme: Defined Benefit Pension Scheme Changes

Members of the BT Defined Benefit Pension Scheme have seen a number of changes over recent years and months. With a growing number of questions being asked, our Pension Specialist ...

Pension Contributions for Business Owners and Self employed

Being a business owner can be hard work, especially during the long days and late nights, so it’s good to know there are some perks at times. Whilst Pension Contributions...

What happens to pensions in a divorce?

Pensions are often one of the largest assets that need to be divided in a divorce. In the UK the average married couple’s pension pot is valued at £123,000 and...