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Do you know your State Pension age?

Retiring is a milestone many of us look forward to as it draws near. The prospect of leaving the world of work behind and having more free time to dedicate to the things you enjoy is certainly appealing. But research suggests that many of those approaching retirement don’t know when they can expect to receive […]

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Pension cold calling ban: What does it mean for scams?

The long-awaited pension cold calling ban came into effect on the 9th January 2019. In a bid to protect pensioners being targeted by fraudsters, the ban has now been approved into law. It’s a move that should help the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and other organisations reduce pension fraud. Previous figures released by the FCA […]

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Scottish Budget 2018: Were you a winner or a loser?

Scottish Budget 2018: Winners and Losers Against a backdrop of Brexit uncertainty, Derek Mackay, Finance Secretary of Scotland, delivered his draft budget. It’s perhaps unsurprising that Brexit and the potential effects featured heavily in the Budget speech, with the Finance Secretary declaring that ‘any kind of Brexit will make us poorer. He then added: “This […]