10 tips to avoid being scammed

Scam Computer Keys Showing Swindles And FraudLargely thanks to a campaign led by financial advisers, the dangers of financial scams have been big news over the past few weeks. We are delighted that the government is finally acting to ban cold calling in respect of pensions. But, with a cold call made every eight seconds, millions of people are still at risk of being caught by the scammers. We thought therefore, it was worth reminding you of our top tips to help you avoid being scammed. Tip #1: Never respond to a cold ...

5 things we’ve learnt in the first week of Pensions Freedom

5 things we've learnt about pension freedoms in the first weekAfter just a year of ‘development’, the first few days of Pensions Freedom were always going to be interesting. Some people were predicting ‘pension Armageddon’ with thousands rushing to cash in their pension, whilst others thought it would pass more quietly. So what actually happened? Here are five things we’ve learnt in the first week of Pensions Freedom. #1: The pension scammers are out in force Pension scams are nothing new, but the new rules certainly seem to have given scammers and cold callers ...