The pensions challenges of Gen X

August 7, 2020
We are used to hearing about the bleak financial prospects of Millennials and Generation Z, compared with their older Baby Boomer counterparts. But we hear comparatively little about the long-term savings position and financial health of people born between 1966 and 1980. A new report1 from the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) focuses on the potential pension woes of those known as Generation X.
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Balancing pension pots

April 9, 2020
While the gender pay gap is now widely discussed and publicised, the gender pension gap is less prominent, but by the age of 50 women have saved an average of just £56,000 into their pension pots vs £112,000 for men1.
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Women have two-thirds less saved at retirement

April 9, 2020
With people living longer due to higher living standards and better healthcare, people's pension savings are having to stretch further. This is an especially worrying thought for women, who have on average £106,000 less in their pension pots than men when they reach retirement.
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Work for yourself? Make your pension work for you

February 20, 2020
Self-employment offers many benefits: being your own boss and having the flexibility to choose your working hours being but a couple of examples. But when it comes to pensions, those who work for themselves are finding they’re at a disadvantage. Research1 has revealed that, although [...]
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Drawdown retirees unaware of income flexibility

December 12, 2019
A YouGov survey commissioned by Zurich1 has revealed that most retirees in drawdown are unaware they can vary their level of income. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, the research also found those not receiving financial advice were more likely to be in the dark. Importance of advice [...]
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Will your pension go to the wrong person?

December 8, 2017
It can come as a surprise to many people to learn that their pension doesn’t form part of their estate on death. Unlike property, savings and investments which can all be dealt with under the terms of your Will, who gets your pension savings depends [...]
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