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New Pension Freedoms Could Increase Risk Of Fraud

The new pension freedoms and flexibilities announced in the 2014 Budget may mean that pensioners are more exposed to losing their life savings to scammers.

Pensioners Are Missing Out On Higher Incomes

Some pensioners are missing out on a higher income from their annuity because they did not shop around. An annuity is usually purchased through pension savings and pays out a regular income for life.

28% Of Over 55’s Cannot Afford To Retire

28% of over 55’s do not believe they will ever be able to afford to retire, research from Key Retirement, the independent retirement specialists, shows.

28% Of Retirees Use Pension Lump Sum To Clear Debt

MGM Advantage, a retirement income specialist, has released a report detailing how retirees use pension lump sums, showing 28% of retirees use them to pay off debt.

Pensioners May Be £411 Better Off With New Reforms

David Gauke, The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, has said that the new pension reforms will ensure that increases to the basic state pension will not be outstripped by earnings, growth or inflation.

Labour Look To Break Down Barriers For Self Employed

Labour shadow ministers have met with business leaders to discuss the current problem of self employed people having little access to mortgages and pensions.

NAPF Ask 101 Questions About New Pension Regulations

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has called the new pension regulations into disrepute by releasing 101 questions about “unresolved issues” the pension reforms have posed. The questions are based around the new pension regulations, which will be implemented in April and aim to increase savers flexibility.

Three Quarters Of Self Employed Men Have No Pension

Less than a quarter of self employed men in the UK have any form of pension, official figures from the Office for National Statistics shows. Only 22% of self employed men had any kind of personal pension in 2012/13, which was down from 62% in 1996/7.

12% Of People Predicted To Cash In Pension

200,000 people may cash in their pension pots simultaneously next year, when the Governments new pension reforms come in. From April next year, everyone over the age of 55 will be able to cash in their pension fund. A survey has predicted that 12% of people are set to do this, but a large number of these people are unsure of the tax implications of this.

Regular Job Movers Can Keep Pension Plans

People who change jobs regularly will now no longer have to cash in or move their workplace pension, under new government plans.

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