Knowing your goals: How to plan your retirement around the things that matter to you

Research from Scottish Widows has shown that the top priorities for those planning for retirement, are generating an income (41%), and having flexibility over that money (40%). Other goals came in much lower, with the ability to pass on benefits, such as an income or lump sum, to a spouse or dependent at 10% and […]

Knowledge is power: Do you know what your pension is worth?

According to research from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), most adults are not paying enough attention to their pension, leading to difficulties in retirement. Pause for thought The report shows that many people are not setting aside the time to think about their retirement income, with: 75% admitting they have either not considered their retirement […]

seven changes in 2018

Seven changes you need to know about in 2018

As we head into 2018, with a new financial year a few months away, the government is preparing to introduce several changes. These will come into effect in April, and it is likely that you will be affected by at least one of them. Being prepared is the key to making the most of the […]