Archive: May 2016

Where have all the people gone?

25th May 2016

The question above is not just a bad line from a post-apocalyptic movie, but more a query about what 2060 might actually look like. There is a lot of talk about longevity in financial planning in connection with planning retirement income, and the long-term care aspects of living into... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News

Should you defer your pension?

18th May 2016

Deferring your pension… If you will soon become entitled to a state pension, then the big question is whether you should defer taking it, says FT columnist John Kay. Since you get a 10.4% increase in the pension for every year of deferral if you reached pension age before... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News, Pensions

Is my pension safe?

11th May 2016

The saddening news of the demise of British Home Stores (BHS), which echoes the likes of Woolworths, has left the retailers’ debt at an estimated £1.3 billion with a reported £571 million ‘hole’ in the final salary pension scheme. Pension scheme deficits are not uncommon as funding calculations are... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News, Pensions