Minimum pension contributions rise: what do you lose by opting out?

What does £98,000 mean to you? For some, that’s the deposit on a new house, for others it’s financial security and the knowledge that they will not have to worry about their income in retirement. For young people thinking about opting out of a Workplace Pension as a result of the minimum contribution increases, it’s […]

Four ways Pension Freedoms has changed retirement

The way pensions are accessed at the beginning of retirement has changed since the introduction of Pension Freedoms in 2015. The reforms mean that those aged 55 and over are less restricted in their ability to access their retirement fund. These options mean that those nearing pension age have been faced with a range of […]

Are you in a financially compatible relationship? …And does it matter?

Almost two thirds (60%) of people believe that financial compatibility is one of the most important factors in a successful relationship, according to Scottish Widows. But what is financial compatibility? Like any part of a relationship, financial compatibility is multi-faceted and will look different for every couple. However, the research states that incompatibility “includes a […]