Pension Guides & News

Should you transfer your final salary pension into a SIPP?

As you approach the end of your working life, it can be tempting to pursue alternative avenues of investment to see if you can maximise your retirement pot. There are many legitimate ways that you can do this, one of the most common being SIPPs (self-invested personal pensions).  However, transferring your final salary pension into [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on Should you transfer your final salary pension into a SIPP?

10 of the biggest financial scams of the last 10 years

To help you navigate the high-risk yet enticing nature of investing, we’ve decided to run you through 10 landmark pension scams that grabbed the headlines and the attention of financial authorities from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Knowing a bit about these scams will help you protect yourself in [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on 10 of the biggest financial scams of the last 10 years

What are the compensation limits for mis-sold pensions?

Whether you’ve already made a claim for mis-sold pension compensation or you’re preparing your claim as we speak, it’s important to understand that there are limits when it comes to pension compensation. In this guide, we take a look at the FSCS compensation limits and what exactly that means for you. What exactly is pension [...]

By |June 16th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on What are the compensation limits for mis-sold pensions?

Spot the signs of pension fund mismanagement

If you fear that your pension has been mismanaged, it’s often too late. Yes, you can always apply for compensation but in that very instant, your hard-earned pensions savings will have been mishandled and put into who-knows-what. The key is preventative measures. You need to be able to spot the signs of pension fund mismanagement [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Spot the signs of pension fund mismanagement

2020 FCA priorities – what has been in the spotlight so far?

The FCA has been protecting consumers and enhancing market integrity since 2013, but so far 2020 has presented more obstacles than ever before. Brexit and COVID-19 have both presented their own unique challenges but the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have recently set out a plan of action for the year ahead. With all of these [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on 2020 FCA priorities – what has been in the spotlight so far?

Your guide to pension security amid COVID-19

In these unprecedented times, financial security is one of the most pressing issues that people in the UK (and the world over) have to contend with. Whether it’s wage security or the current status of pensions, money troubles are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this article, we’re going to deal with pension [...]

By |April 20th, 2020|Investments|Comments Off on Your guide to pension security amid COVID-19

How scammers are using COVID-19 to target new victims

It’s fair to say that the coronavirus pandemic has been an unprecedented nightmare for the UK, a well as other countries around the world.  In a few short months, the effect of COVID-19 has already wreaked havoc on the economy - as businesses struggle to survive, and workers enter an era where jobs are less [...]

By |April 17th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on How scammers are using COVID-19 to target new victims

Pros and cons of auto enrolment pensions

There's no doubt you've heard about auto-enrolment pensions before - you may even have been auto enrolled by your employer. But what exactly does auto enrolment mean for you? In this guide, we take a look at the pros and cons of the scheme for employees in the UK. What is auto enrolment? Auto enrolment [...]

By |April 5th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Pros and cons of auto enrolment pensions

Top pensions systems around the world

In the United Kingdom, we are fortunate enough to have a comprehensive and secure pensions system that looks after us once we have retired. It has become a firm UK institution that the majority of our population have always had a great deal of confidence in (despite the rise in pension claims over the years). [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Top pensions systems around the world

What you should know about the British Steel Pension Scheme

Out of all the pension schemes in the UK, one that has been recently subjected to state scrutiny is the British Steel Pension Scheme. As you may or may not be aware, The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has already issued millions of pounds in compensation to British Steel Workers due to the scheme's unlawful [...]

By |March 29th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on What you should know about the British Steel Pension Scheme