Pension Guides & News

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

What to do if your pension provider or company goes bust

Sadly, it is possible to lose your pension pot due to circumstances that are simply outside of your control. However, the good news is that the Government does have many regulations in place to ensure that your hard-earned fund is protected - even if your pension provider or the company that you work for goes [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on What to do if your pension provider or company goes bust

Money management for those who struggle with their mental health

What if it came to your retirement years and you found that your pension wasn’t what you thought it would be? For instance, you might have found that your pot hadn’t grown enough to provide you with a decent retirement income. As scary as this prospect may seem, sometimes it can just happen.  A poor [...]

By |March 22nd, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Money management for those who struggle with their mental health

Auto-enrolment pension contributions – what you should know in 2020

Are you automatically enrolled into a workplace pension? From April 2019, the minimum amount you are required to pay in increased, but so did that of your employer, meaning your pension pot may have seen some changes in the past 12 months.  In this guide, we take a look at the most commonly asked questions [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Auto-enrolment pension contributions – what you should know in 2020