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Do I Need a Financial Advisor for My Pension?

The increased choice and flexibility for accessing your pension in the UK has brought with it added responsibility and risk. Many people are now also questioning whether they need a...

Things to do in retirement

An essential part of retirement planning is deciding what you’re actually going to do with your time. The money side of things is important but only to the extent that...

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 ...