Don’t cheer yet over pensions

Savings levels are at a  five-year high, according to the annual UK  Pension Report from Scottish Widows, which is published today.

Local government pensions cash pulled from hedge fund

One of the country’s most influential local government employee pension funds has pulled its entire investment from the giant hedge fund Brevan Howard because it refused to disclose what it was investing in.

Should we go Dutch with our pensions?

The Coalition wants to adopt Holland’s pooled system. Would we benefit by taking the plunge?

Money Alert: Beward of 'free pension reviews'

If you are offered a "free pension review" or encouraged to move your pension to "get better returns", ignore it. The City watchdog warns that such approaches are designed to trick you into putting your cash into high-risk investments that will almost certainly leave you out of pocket.

Money Alert: Beward of 'free pension reviews'

If you are offered a "free pension review" or encouraged to move your pension to "get better returns", ignore it. The City watchdog warns that such approaches are designed to trick you into putting your cash into high-risk investments that will almost certainly leave you out of pocket.

Struggling pensioners not getting their benefits

Help is at hand for those either too embarrassed to ask or unaware they’re entitled to more

New pension system will be a shock for millions

Not everyone will receive as much as they are expecting when the flat-rate retirement benefit is introduced in April 2016. Neasa MacErlean explains why

Life expectancy calculator will allow people to plan ahead but needs to be handled carefully

Should people be given a forecast of when they are likely to die? That's Pension Minister Steve Webb's latest proposal. But far from being a ghoulish idea, it's an eminently sensible one.

Steve Webb, Minister of State for Pensions (Getty)

Pensioners to be told how long they have left to live to help them plan their finances

Pensioners are to be given an estimate of when they will die to help them plan their finances.

Simon Read: MPs of all parties join fight for justice for UK pensioners with frozen pensions

Some things seem simply a question of fairness and justice. I don't think it's right that more than half a million British expatriate pensioners are being treated shabbily by the Government.

MPs fight for pensioner parity

Half a million people living abroad are not given an annual rise in their state pension

Pensions time bomb ‘hits women hardest’

Far more women than men expect to be financially ruined by the “ticking pensions time bomb”, according to a new report, fuelling fears of a growing gender gap in retirement.

Insurers warn over Government cap on pension plan charges

But 0.75 per cent limit is welcomed by consumer groups and advisers

New pension freedom may lead to care fees problem

An end to annuities could see older people fall foul of a little-known rule that could hit their right to funding if they need to go into a care home.

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