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Considering ethics in finance

Ethics are increasingly playing an important role in our day-to-day lives. You may choose to purchase fair trade groceries, use a green energy supplier or be more aware of your own carbon footprint or water use. It’s a trend that’s inevitably spilling over into finances too. As the world becomes more connected in the digital […]

Premium Bonds: What are they and should you purchase them?

Premium Bonds have been around since 1956 but they’ve recently been in the headlines again after the technology behind the popular saving option has been revamped. But before you put your hand in your pocket, it’s crucial to understand what Premium Bonds are and how they can potentially offer you a return. Firstly, despite the […]

Your guide to purchasing an Annuity

Are you thinking about purchasing an Annuity to fund your retirement lifestyle? It’s crucial to understand the product and shop around for the best deal as research suggests that many retirees could secure a better income. An Annuity is a way of creating a guaranteed income throughout retirement if you have a Defined Contribution (DC) […]

Why are more retirees using Equity Release?

Some retirees are finding themselves asset rich but cash poor, impacting the lifestyle achieved. It’s a trend that’s led to an increasing number of people using Equity Release products to unlock wealth currently locked away in property. If you’re looking for ways to boost your retirement income, Equity Release could be an option that helps […]

How you can help loved ones achieve financial security

While you may have achieved financial security, some of your loved ones may still be at a point in their lives where they’re struggling. With stagnant wage growth, rising living costs and fewer generous Final Salary pensions on offer, many adults are finding it challenging to secure their financial future. It’s natural to want to […]

Early retirement: Why preparation is key

For many, early retirement is a dream. If giving up work before you reach State Pension age is something you’re hoping to achieve, planning as soon as possible can help turn it into a reality. Retirement at any stage requires planning and preparation. But if you’re hoping to give up work sooner than the traditional […]

Using your pension as an inheritance

When it comes to planning how your estate will pass to your loved ones, there could be a crucial element that you’re missing; your pension. While you’ve probably thought about who you’d like to inherit your home, investments and savings, pensions are often forgotten about. It’s easy to see why, after all, while you regularly […]