Retirement income

Fiona Tait: Pensions and the ‘quickie’ divorce

Fiona Tait looks at the government's plan to introduce 'no fault' divorces and says while the option will making splitting up easier for some, dividing pension assets should not be rushed

George Houston: That’s just too good to be true, surely?

George Houston believes, as an industry, we are making progress on scam prevention and protection. Here he outlines why clients themselves need more help in spotting the offers that are 'too good to be true'

Pensions industry heavyweights lead ‘mid-life MOT’ development

A handful of industry heavyweights have begun trialling a so-called 'mid-life MOT', with positive initial results reported by all those involved. Hannah Godfrey finds out more...

Laura Suter: Why investment trusts are dividend heroes

Laura Suter looks at the suitability of investment trusts for retirement income and asks if there is a platform problem blocking adviser's use...

Kerry Nelson: The advice implications of phased retirement

Not only could the lack of a set pattern for retirement help clients in important ways, writes Kerry Nelson, it is also...
Making it work: Getting the most out of pensions freedom

Average regular pension withdrawal rate jumps from 4.7% to 5.9% – FCA

The average annual pension withdrawal rate jumped more than one percentage point between 2016/17 and 2017/18, writes Tom Ellis.

Bernadette Lewis: Mental capacity and drawdown explained

Bernadette Lewis casts her technical eye over drawdown and mental capacity. Here, she outlines what could happen should clients suffer from conditions such as dementia in older age

Pension freedom withdrawals hit record £2.3bn in Q2

A record £2.3bn was withdrawn from pensions under Freedom and Choice in the second quarter of this year, reports James Phillips.

Adrian Boulding: Annuity/drawdown mix makes retirement gold blend

It's time for advisers to look more seriously at blending drawdown and annuity income as retirement needs change and income guarantee requirements compete with the desire for exposure to higher growth asset classes, writes Adrian Boulding

Jason Hollands: Is the ‘Golden Age’ of pension tax relief set to end?

There is no certainty what the autumn Budget might bring for pensions but, writes Jason Hollands, it would be naïve to think any changes will make them more attractive than they currently are for higher-rate taxpayers
 

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