How to reduce the impact of inflation on retirement income

During periods of economic uncertainty, it’s advisable to reassess your retirement plan

Living on a fixed income, such as a pension, during high inflation can be challenging. As costs rise, your monthly income remains the same, potentially causing your pension pot to deplete faster than anticipated and impacting your retirement standard.

Macro trends impacting weddings in 2023

Main pressures are rising costs and unexpected expenses from suppliers

The cost of living crisis, inflation and social media pressures are causing couples to go over budget on their special day. Rising costs and unexpected expenses from suppliers are the main reasons for increased spending. According to new data, several macro trends have impacted weddings in 2023[1].

Gap in knowledge and uptake of Power of Attorney

Protecting individuals and facilitating smoother decision-making processes

Recent data highlights a concerning gap in knowledge and the uptake of Power of Attorney in the UK[1]. While 95% of adults know of its existence, only one in three truly understand how it is utilised in practice.

Retirement challenges faced by women

Nearly half of women aged 50-65 plan to continue working in some capacity after reaching the State Pension age

Years of gender-based earnings disparity have resulted in a significant pension savings gap between men and women, leaving many women in their 50s and 60s financially precarious. According to analysis, women are more than twice as likely to rely on financial support from their partner[1].

Millions may have to rethink their retirement plans

More than one in ten have mortgage debt in the final decade before they retire

Two-thirds (67%) of Britons admit to having debt that is weighing them down, according to a recent study[1]. Additionally, nearly one in ten (9%) adults in the UK are unsure about the amount they owe in outstanding debts, rising to more than one in six (16%) among those aged 45 and over.

How much will I need to live on in retirement?

Planning for your life after work to ensure a financially secure future

Retirement planning is an important step to ensure a financially secure future. When calculating how much you’ll need to live on in retirement, there are various factors to consider. Everyone’s circumstances are different.

Professional financial advice, where’s the value?

Making more informed decisions about money leads to better financial health in the long run

We readily trust medical professionals with our health and legal professionals with complex legal matters. Yet, some people hesitate when seeking advice on financial matters. This might be attributed to a few different factors.

How to find or trace a lost pension

Total value of lost pension pots £26.6 billion in 2022

Tracking down a lost pension pot can be daunting, especially if you’ve switched jobs multiple times throughout your career. The good news is that resources and strategies are available to help simplify the process.