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In the Spotlight: InvestAcc

Spotlight InvestaccIn the latest of our ‘In the Spotlight’ articles we catch up with Nigel Bennett, Sales & Marketing Director at InvestAcc. Investment Sense: InvestAcc have been offering self-invested pensions for almost 20 years now, but it’s probably fair to say that you are not the most ...

Pensions: Does the Autumn Statement have a sting in its’ tail?

Large black scorpion Heterometrus laoticus isolatedLast week’s Autumn Statement was, by the standards set by George Osborne, pretty mundane. However, hidden in the speech, and the raft of documents issued by the Treasury afterwards, were subtle indications of where Government pension policy may head over the ...

Savings: A new inflation beating account for savers?

SavingOver the past few months, interest rates on savings accounts have fallen to record low levels and with inflation rates predicted to increase, savers can be forgiven for feeling pessimistic. However, has the Autumn Statement brought some much needed relief to beleaguered savers? Details are sketchy, but ...

Retirement: Warning to people planning to raid their pension

Warning Dynamite Sign Meaning Caution Or DangerSome people planning to take money from their pension have been warned that their plans are “bonkers”. Most people started a pension to provide an income when they finished work. However, figures from Retirement Advantage, have revealed that 24% of ...

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Pensions: Women unable to plan for retirement as effectively as men

Silver sex symbolsNew research has shown that the gap between the ability of men and women to save for their retirement is getting wider. The latest Scottish Widows Women & Retirement Report revealed that: 52% of women are now saving adequately for their retirement, compared to ...

Autumn Statement 2016: Winners and losers

Investment Sense Verdict_istock Every Autumn Statement and Budget speech leaves some of us better off, whilst others won’t be so impressed with the changes announced by the Chancellor. Here’s our initial take on who are the main winners and losers after Philip ...

Autumn Statement 2016: The headlines

Dark road in the autumn mountains wood. Philip Hammond rose to his feet just after 12.30 pm today to deliver his first, and as it turns out, his last, Autumn Statement. It contained a wide range of measures and, in many ways, marked a significant departure from ...

Mothers miss out on millions in State Pension payments

Mother with kid in the bus.New research has found that thousands of mothers could be missing out on millions of pounds of future State Pension income. The report, by pension provider, Royal London, has found that mothers have will miss out on £500 million of State ...