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The gender pension gap

A look at why women tend to have less saved up for retirement than men, as well as tips for women looking to boost their pension pot.

Weekly spotlight: Pension withdrawals up 10%

More people are withdrawing cash from their pensions – but tax rules and long-term financial plans should be considered before making withdrawals.

Weekly Spotlight: Wealth planning for a recession

With talk of a “double-dip” recession and UK GDP dropping by 2.6% at the end of last year, how can you protect against the financial impacts?

Weekly Spotlight : Five financial resolutions to make for 2021

Looking ahead to the new year, here are some sensible financial resolutions you might want to consider.

Explaining the contingent charging ban on DB transfers

In June of this year the FCA took a decision to ensure that consumers who are considering pension transfers get unbiased and correct guidance.

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.

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