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Annuity vs drawdown

Annuity and drawdown are the two main options for drawing an income from your pension pot once you retire. We look at the pros and cons of both.

Pension allowances explained

There are a range of allowances to take into account when paying into your pension, including the lifetime allowance and the annual allowance.

Financial wellbeing: the link between health and wealth

Worries about money can have a serious impact on our wellbeing – looking after your finances is a key part of looking after yourself.

Five unexpected sources of income

With interest rates currently low, we look at some different ways in which you can generate income from your assets.

Biggest financial mistakes at each life stage

Everyone’s situation is different, but there are some common mistakes people make at different life stages when it comes to financial planning.

Pension Awareness Week 2020

14th-18th September 2020 marks Pension Awareness Week, which encourages people to explore their options when it comes to pensions.

Five financial tasks to tackle right now

With most of us spending more time at home, this could be the perfect time to look into your finances. Here are five tasks you can tackle right now.

Has coronavirus derailed your retirement plans?

We look at a five-point plan to get your finances back on track and how expert help can make it possible.

Time to give your pension pot a boost?

We look at the advantages of the ‘carry forward’ rules for unused annual allowances from previous tax years. This can be very useful if you’re a high earner and affected by the tapered annual allowance.

Value of Advice

A recent study calculated that those who took financial advice were £47,000 better off over a decade than their non-advised peers. We look at the difference financial advice can make.

Thinking of retiring abroad from the UK?

If you’re considering the possibility, it’s important to look into the effect this could have on your finances before you make the move. With careful planning, the dream can become a reality.

Could you reduce your tax bill this tax year-end?

With the 2019/20 tax year-end fast approaching, now is a good time to review your tax position. We look at allowances, reliefs and possible ‘hidden’ taxes.

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