Couples failing to discuss retirement finances with each other according to Prudential survey

A third of couples do not discuss their retirement plans with each other, according to a survey by insurance firm Prudential. About 32 per cent of the participants over 40 said they did not understand or know anything about their partner's pension savings. Around 20 per cent said they had never discussed the matter at all with their spouse and 10 per cent said they were not even interested, leading to concern amongst experts who fear that many people are leaving themselves open to financial poverty in the future.