Pensions Posts

Royal London Research the Future of Pensions

Last month, London’s largest mutual insurer, Royal London, published a comprehensive review of the UK Government’s pensions strategy. Filled with original research, the report is a worrying window on the future of retired life in the United Kingdom. Here our expert Hertfordshire financial advisors summarise and comment on the report’s finding.

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“Where Are All the Lamborghinis?”: Freedom & Choice in Pensions Seminar

Huge changes to the UK Pensions system have occurred this year. Even though months have passed since their launch on so-called ‘Pensions Freedom Day’ there is still a swarm of confusion over what pensioners now can and cannot do with their own money. To help clear up the wall of information and get through the […]

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Pension Rules around the World

We often write about the state of UK pensions. But it’s hard to know the significance of being granted greater pension freedoms or changes to pension relief without knowing what other options are available. Here, our Hertfordshire pension advisors take a look at what pension rules exist around the world – at what is popular, […]

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Guide to Overseas Pensions

Our Hertfordshire Financial Planners understand that we are living in an increasingly small world. More and more industries require their professionals to travel or even rebase for their work. It is not surprising then that the majority of Brits don’t see the UK as their ideal retirement destination.

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Government Suspected Planning Pension Tax Relief Scrap

It is becomingly increasingly suspected that the Government is set to make significant changes to how pensions are taxed. Any concrete details, however, are likely to remain under wraps until this year’s Autumn Statement.

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Register for Our Freedom & Choice in Pensions Seminar

At GPFM, our London financial advisors have spoken often about the effects of the pension freedoms that came into effect earlier this year. Depending on your financial situation, there will likely be pros and cons regarding the repercussions of the new pension rules. We’d love to offer each and every one of you a consultation […]

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Are The Pension Reforms Doomed to Fail?

The effects of George Osborne’s new ‘pension freedoms’ are just beginning to surface. People seem to be mainly in two (very different) camps about them. The first group sees them as irresponsible and dangerous. The second thinks they’re having a positive impact on savers’ quality of life. So is what is really happening with the […]

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Divorce Advice: Is Your Pension Income Protected?

Following the new pension reforms, some divorcees that have the right to a pension income from their ex-spouse might need to re-think their existing plans to protect themselves from being cut-off from their agreed retirement income.

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Do you understand the new state pension age?

The state pension age is rising rapidly, and our Hertford financial advisors have the facts, as well as thoughts on how to make the most of it.

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Financial planners speak: Is your current scheme the best for pension death benefits?

According to many financial planners, this government has changed more with respect to pensions than any other in a century. Greater pension flexibility has seen anybody over the age of 55 now able to withdraw any amount of money from their pension pot whenever they like.

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