Posts By Sam Barrie

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 UK’s new Residential Nil Rate Band – Does It Affect You?

The UK’s new Residential Nil Rate Band – Does It Affect You?

As of 6th April 2017 homeowners in the UK with estates below £2m will be able to transfer their primary residence to family members with a huge reduction in inheritance tax. Find out from Infinity's Sam Barrie whether this will benefit you!

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on July 14, 2017 in Wills & Legacy Planning.

Moving to Malaysia: five financial planning steps in order of priority

Moving to Malaysia: five financial planning steps in order of priority

Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at the most important financial issues for new expatriates to Malaysia to consider.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on February 26, 2017 in Financial Planning.

Specialist Loss of Licence Insurance for Expatriate Pilots

Specialist Loss of Licence Insurance for Expatriate Pilots

Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at a specialist insurance product that protects expatriate pilots from the loss of their pilot's licence.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on February 19, 2017 in Insurance.

Financial Conduct Authority issues warning to firms advising on pension transfers

Financial Conduct Authority issues warning to firms advising on pension transfers

Infinity's Sam Barrie looks at the UK's Financial Conduct Authority's warning to firms about misleading or unscrupulous advice about pension transfers and why 50% of the time he recommends that pensions are best kept in the UK.

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Sam Barrie

Posted on February 03, 2017 in Retirement Planning.

How much do I need to retire?

How much do I need to retire?

Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at saving for retirement.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on January 22, 2017 in Retirement Planning.

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

Posted on August 22, 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

Posted on March 21, 2016 in Pensions.

The importance of Medical Insurance and how to select a suitable plan

The importance of Medical Insurance and how to select a suitable plan

Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at selecting a medical insurance plan and suggests a number of ways to keep premiums affordable.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on March 14, 2016 in Insurance.

PROTECTION GAP – What is it? Do you have one? And if so, what size?

PROTECTION GAP – What is it? Do you have one? And if so, what size?

Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at insurance shortfall and the reasons why many people are vulnerable to the 'protection gap'.

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Sam Barrie

Posted on February 17, 2016 in Insurance.

Heightened volatility, but is this cause for action?

Heightened volatility, but is this cause for action?

Is it time to get off the market rollercoaster? Infinity's Sam Barrie takes a look at volatile world markets and answers the question as to whether it is best to stay in or get out.

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Sam Barrie

Sam Barrie

Posted on February 01, 2016 in Investments.

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.