Pension Guides & News

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

Are scams on the rise with Brexit?

With the UK currently undergoing its transitionary departure from the European Union, it’s safe to say that many economic and political changes are soon going to be in store for the country. What’s more, is that fraudulent scammers are acting upon these changes and devising crafty ways of targeting people. From bogus Brexit investments to [...]

By |March 15th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Are scams on the rise with Brexit?

Costs and charges associated with SIPPs

There are numerous fees associated with taking out a SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension), but they often aren’t that well-known. If you’re thinking about taking out a SIPP, you absolutely need to be fully informed as to what you’re getting into.  In this article we’re going to run through the common costs and charges associated [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Costs and charges associated with SIPPs

What happened to Green Oil Plantations Ltd?

Did you invest your hard-earned money in Green Oil Plantations LTD only to lose all of your investment? You’re certainly not alone. In this guide, we take a look at where exactly Green Oil Plantations Ltd went wrong and how you can claim your investment back. A Millettia tree plantation in Australia  Green Oil Plantations [...]

By |March 8th, 2020|Investments|Comments Off on What happened to Green Oil Plantations Ltd?

A step by step guide after you’ve been a victim of financial mis-selling

Pension planning is always a good idea, but knowing where to start isn’t easy. This is why thousands of UK citizens have been mis-sold pension investments over recent years. Often, opportunities that seem ‘too good to pass up’ turn out to be a failed investment, with many losing out on their hard-earned money. With over [...]

By |March 4th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on A step by step guide after you’ve been a victim of financial mis-selling

How has the environment has been used as part of mis-selling scams?

Where financial products are mis-sold, there is an aspect at the heart of the mis-selling that make the products seem more attractive to the general public. Aside from ‘sky-high returns’, mis-selling schemes often use the environment as a way to attract people who want to invest in the environment.  Often, the advisers will say that [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Investments|Comments Off on How has the environment has been used as part of mis-selling scams?

Ways to invest your money in 2020

If finding new ways to invest your money is on your list for 2020, you’ll want to take a look at what our experts recommend.  Ways to invest your money short-term If you’re looking to spend your investment within the next five years, we recommend a short-term investment. Whether you’re saving for a house deposit [...]

By |February 26th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Ways to invest your money in 2020

So you’ve transferred money into a scam – here’s what to do next

If it’s too late for you and you’ve already transferred a sum of money into a financial scam (whether that’s a mis-sold pension or a full-blown case of fraud), there are a few things you can do to ensure that your finances aren’t hurt any more. Because, at this point, it’s all about damage limitation.  [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on So you’ve transferred money into a scam – here’s what to do next