You can use your retirement savings pot as you wish from age 55 – rising to age 57 from 2028, the government recently confirmed. Yet while this offers flexibility, you need to think carefully before dipping into your retirement funds, or you could trigger unexpected tax charges or whittle away your funds too quickly. Here [...]
We take a look at the finances of three fictional heroes from the UK and discuss how financial planning could help them. While we had a lot of fun writing this article, it highlights several specialist areas of financial advice, and how versatile an adviser’s toolbox can be.
How much you will need for retirement depends on you. But if you’re wondering how much to save in your pension, or whether you can afford the kind of retirement you’d like, you can calculate what roughly you’ll need to save today for a comfortable retirement tomorrow.
Estate planning sets out how your assets will be distributed, who they will go to, and when. Without making an estate plan or a Will, the Intestacy rules will be used to decide what happens to your assets.
The executors of your Will need to pay any IHT before your assets can pass to your beneficiaries – which may prevent them from inheriting. Find out more about how you can legally mitigate your IHT liabilities.
What does the executor need to do next? How do you register a death? How do you obtain probate? All this, and more about the costs associated with passing on an estate from Wren Sterling’s Head of Later Life Advice.