Originally published on vanguardinvestor.co.uk, 12 February With some fortunate households' savings boosted by the lockdowns Covid-19 has forced us to endure, and public finances under growing pressure, it's a question worth considering. The pandemic has clearly been very tough on so many different people. But there’s also no denying that for those able to work [...]
What is a self invested personal pension? A SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) is designed to allow investors to manage their own retirement savings and is most suitable for those who are confident making their own investment decisions. A SIPP will allow you to invest in different asset classes and funds, and control how much of [...]
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 [...]
Be patient and consider retirement strategies - Even before most of us had heard of Coronavirus, only 25% of Brits felt confident that they would have enough to retire on without needing to supplement their pension. The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global stock markets has resulted in the average pension fund value falling [...]
Originally published on hsbc.co.uk Your twenties are a time when there are almost too many goals to save for. You may want to buy your first home, purchase a car, or save up to travel the world in the future. Whatever your goals, and whether your plans are short term or long term, they all [...]
With lockdown causing financial worries for many families, the ABI is warning people not to see their pensions as a quick way of raising cash, and to think twice before making any rash financial decisions during this uncertain time.