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Pensions vs ISAs: We have a winner!

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The government is scrapping tax on inherited pensions, yet another welcome policy change. We look at how pensions have been given a new lease of life.

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Would you really never want to retire?

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One in six people aged 65 and above never want to stop working, new research shows. Would you be happy to stay in work for the rest of your life?

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Retirees risk pension funds rotting in low-rate accounts

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New pension rules will give savers more freedom over what to do with their retirement funds. But many just plan to stick the money in the bank.

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Call for finance MOT for retirees

  •  26 Jun, 2014
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Older people need regular "financial MOTs" to help them navigate through decades of retirement, according to a report from Age UK.

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Retirees face shock tax bill for cashing in pensions

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New rules which make it easier to take money out of a pension could have a sting in the tail, tax experts are warning.

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£3bn unclaimed in forgotten pension schemes

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More than £3 billion is thought to be languishing in unclaimed pensions. Here's how to get your hands on your share of this cash.

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Warning for retirees over delaying annuity purchase

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New pension rules means many people are delaying retirement decisions until 2015. But this could prove costly, industry watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority has warned.

 

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Blog: Telling pensioners when they'll die makes sense

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The government's idea that retirees should be told when they're likely to die has been met with shock. But this information is vital for financial planning.

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Annuities still safe bet despite pension rule changes

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Flexible pension rules mean people will be able to take more risk with their cash at retirement. But research suggests annuities will remain popular.

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FCA to probe 30m insurance policies

  •  28 Mar, 2014
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a probe into millions of insurance policies - some up to 40 years old - over fears that customers with older contracts are "forgotten" by the industry.

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