Retirement: Retiring soon? 5 lessons we can learn from Channel 4’s Dispatches programme

Retirement savingsEarlier this week Channel 4’s Dispatches program looked into retirement and asked: “What’s your pension really worth?” The program featured many of the great and the good from the pensions industry as well as a a brief interview with Steve Webb, the Pensions Minister. It focused on four main areas: How much you need to pay into your pension Annuities and the options available at retirement The perils of ‘pension liberation’ Is property a better option than a pension? But in half an ...

Annuity v Income Drawdown: which one is right for you?

You’ve spent many years building up your pension fund, seen the value fall and rise, worried about whether it will be enough, even perhaps been through a miss selling scandal or two and you’ve now reached the stage where you want to retire, reduce your hours or even sell your business. Simply put, it’s now time to start taking some money out of your pension. The two most popular ways of taking an income from your pension is by using an Annuity or an Income Drawdown plan. Our team of Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) are experienced at providing retirement advice so we ...