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Guest blog: How is Pension Freedom working so far?

Taylor PattersonPension Freedom and Choice came into force on 6th April 2015. The way in which individuals could access their pension funds has been dramatically overhauled and as a SIPP & SSAS Provider, Taylor Patterson thought it would share its experience of the new regime ...

Savings: As Pensioner Bonds are withdrawn; five alternatives options for your savings

As Pensioner Bonds are withdrawn; five alternatives options for your savingsAfter record sales, Pensioner Bonds, with their table topping rates, have now been withdrawn. So, if you are a more elderly saver, where should you be looking now for the best return on your cash? First things ...

60,000 people use Pension Freedoms – 8 pitfalls to look out for if you plan to join them

60,000 people use Pension Freedoms - 8 pitfalls to look out for if you plan to join themThe Chancellor, George Osborne, recently told the House of Commons that 60,000 people have withdrawn more than £1 billion from their pensions since new freedoms were introduced in ...

Pensions: Is tax-relief about to be cut?

Pensions: Is tax-relief about to be cut?One of the reasons many people pay into a pension is because of the tax-relief they receive. The quid pro quo for this additional boost to your pension pot, is that you have to leave it invested until you hit 55 (later ...

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Pension Freedom leads to Government windfall

Pension Freedom leads to Government windfallWhen Pension Freedom was first announced by George Osborne, in the spring of 2014, many commentators remarked that giving people greater access to their pensions, whilst raising additional revenue for the Treasury, was a clever move. New figures have now revealed ...

How will the Queen’s speech affect your personal finances?

How will the Queen’s speech affect your personal finances?After the shock General Election victory for the Conservatives, the Queen’s Speech, which was delivered yesterday, set out the Government’s plans for the months and years to come. How will your personal finances be affected? Will you be ...

Is deflation good or bad for your money?

Is deflation good or bad for your money?For the first time since Harold Macmillan was Prime Minister Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), turned negative last month. But what does it mean for your savings, pensions and investments, we have the answers. But, ...

Ros Altmann appointed as Pensions Minister

Ros Altmann appointed as Pensions MinisterFollowing his shock election victory, David Cameron has surprised many people with his choice of Pensions Minister in the new government. Whilst his choice, Ros Altmann would appear to be extremely well suited to the role, it had been widely reported ...