Posts In Pensions

Why transferring your pension is not always a good idea

Why transferring your pension is not always a good idea

Back in the day, before 2014 pension legislation granted retirees the freedom to do whatever they liked with their pensions, most people bought annuities which guaranteed them an income for life. Sam Barrie talks about why these schemes are a brilliant offering and why more people should be aware of the benefits they provide.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on November 13, 2017 in Pensions.

New pensions insecurity at British Airways – are you affected?

New pensions insecurity at British Airways – are you affected?

Another day, another pensions crisis. British Airways employees now face uncertainty over their pensions as the airline recently announced that it is proposing to close its defined benefit pension scheme. Sam Barrie investigates.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on October 03, 2017 in Pensions.

The pension deficit disaster – will it affect you?

The pension deficit disaster – will it affect you?

Defined benefit pension funds in the UK face a combined deficit of £560bn. Infinity's Carl Turner explains how this pension black hole may affect your retirement and why you should act now.

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Carl Turner

Carl Turner

Posted on March 29, 2017 in Pensions.

BT pension holders - how will the BT pension deficit affect your retirement and should you be worried?

BT pension holders - how will the BT pension deficit affect your retirement and should you be worried?

BT's pension scheme has a gargantuan £9.5bn blackhole. Do you have a BT pension? Should you be worried? Infinity's Carl Turner investigates.

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Carl Turner

Carl Turner

Posted on March 15, 2017 in Pensions.

Brexit vote puts pension schemes further at risk - Is It time to review yours?

Brexit vote puts pension schemes further at risk - Is It time to review yours?

Pension funds were in trouble long before the Brexit vote but, as Infinity's Sam Barrie explains, the referendum result is yet another fly in the ointment.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on August 22, 2016 in Pensions.

Top world economist admits to being baffled by pensions

Top world economist admits to being baffled by pensions

Confused by pensions? Don't worry you are not alone most people have no detailed knowledge on the subject. Even one of the world's most internationally renowned economists admits he is baffled by the subject.

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Carl Turner

Carl Turner

Posted on July 31, 2016 in Pensions.

No more tax relief on pension income? How Brexit could change your retirement plans

No more tax relief on pension income? How Brexit could change your retirement plans

Infinity's Jonathan Flexer looks at how Brexit might affect the retirement options available to expatriates with a UK pension.

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Jonathan Flexer

Jonathan Flexer

Posted on July 13, 2016 in Pensions.

Have you ‘lost’ a pension?

Have you ‘lost’ a pension?

Paul Dodd takes a look at the UK government's new pension tracking service.

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Paul Dodd

Paul Dodd

Posted on May 18, 2016 in Pensions.

Changes to Pensions Following the 2016 Budget

Changes to Pensions Following the 2016 Budget

UK pensions specialist Sam Barrie looks at the impact of George Osborne's 2016 budget.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on March 21, 2016 in Pensions.

Is Osborne about to drop a tax bombshell on pensions?

Is Osborne about to drop a tax bombshell on pensions?

Paul Dodd takes a look at the rumours of another threat to UK pensions.

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Paul Dodd

Paul Dodd

Posted on February 26, 2016 in Pensions.

Financing Retirement: Annuities are not the only option

Financing Retirement: Annuities are not the only option

Recent legislation changes mean that UK retirees no longer need to purchase an annuity but what are the options for financing your retirement. Paul Dodd explains.

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Paul Dodd

Paul Dodd

Posted on July 28, 2015 in Pensions.

New UK pension freedoms: every rose has a thorn

New UK pension freedoms: every rose has a thorn

Infinity's Carl Turner identifies a sting in the tail of the UK government's pension reforms.

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Carl Turner

Carl Turner

Posted on July 21, 2015 in Pensions.

Record high deficits for UK employer defined benefit pension schemes but should you transfer?

Record high deficits for UK employer defined benefit pension schemes but should you transfer?

More and more UK company pensions are coming up short. Sam Barrie examines what that means for people in defined benefit pension schemes.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on July 09, 2015 in Pensions.

Plagued by confusion and policy U-turns - UK State Pensions

Plagued by confusion and policy U-turns - UK State Pensions

Lynda Calver looks at the complications of the UK state pension system which highlights the need for everyone to regularly review their retirement plans.

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Lynda Calver

Lynda Calver

Posted on June 21, 2015 in Pensions.

UK Public sector workers: last chance for pension transfers

UK Public sector workers: last chance for pension transfers

Changes to UK pension legislation means that from April 2015 UK public sector pension will not be eligible for pension transfers. If you work in the NHS, the civil service, the fire or police services or the armed forces now is the time to see if QROPS works for you before it is too late.

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Carl Turner

Carl Turner

Posted on January 12, 2015 in Pensions.

UK pensions: when is a flat-rate pension not a flat-rate pension?

UK pensions: when is a flat-rate pension not a flat-rate pension?

UK flat-rate pensions are not as simple or as clear-cut as they first seem. Carl Turner looks at the governments rules within rules to try to shed some light on the complex world of the UK State Pension.

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Carl Turner

Carl Turner

Posted on November 26, 2014 in Pensions.

UK State Pensions changes - do they affect you?

UK State Pensions changes - do they affect you?

UK State Pension rules have changed for people who reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016. Paul Dodd takes a look at the effects of the change which some have accused of creating a generational ‘apartheid’.

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Paul Dodd

Paul Dodd

Posted on September 05, 2014 in Pensions.

Is your pension a dud? The big-name pension funds that are under performing

Is your pension a dud? The big-name pension funds that are under performing

Just because your pension is operated by a household name does not mean it is well managed. Carl Turner takes a look at under performing pension funds and how they could be damaging your wealth and threatening a comfortable retirement.

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Carl Turner

Carl Turner

Posted on September 02, 2014 in Pensions.