People taking income from their pension pots are being unusually cautious at the moment, according to new figures. Economic uncertainty has prompted pensioners without a guaranteed income to spend less and take a prudent approach.
If you’re choosing a financial adviser, you may be wondering what sort of fees to expect. This Unbiased guide explains how advisers price their services – and also introduces a brand new online tool for checking the cost of advice.
The UK is at risk of ‘sleepwalking into a cashless society’ before it is ready, according to a recent report. Alternative payment methods may make cash obsolete by 2026 – but millions of people remain reliant on cash for everyday payments.
Recent findings suggest that women are still reluctant investors compared to men. Why is this, and what could be the long-term implications for women? Article by Anna Sofat, financial adviser at Addidi Wealth.
The mandatory minimum contribution into workplace pensions is set to increase in April, as part of the government’s bid to prevent a future pensions crisis. Consequently, millions of workers who are paying the current minimum will see their take-home pay reduced – in exchange for ‘more jam tomorrow’. Article by Nick Green
Since it was launched in September 2018, over 80,000 people have signed up for the government’s Help to Save scheme. But with millions more potentially qualifying for the low-income scheme, Brits are missing out on billions worth of potential bonuses. Article by Nick Green.
What will happen to pensions when we leave the EU? With the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, there is even more uncertainty over retirement funds. We look at how your pension could be affected – whether you have dreams of retiring abroad or staying in post-Brexit Britain. Article by Nick Green.
It’s easy to give good reasons for planning your pensions, investments, savings and protection. So why wouldn’t you do these simple things? Morven Millar, director of Gresham Wealth Management, looks at the most common obstacles to good planning.
Poor stock market performance has hit investments hard over recent months. This can be a real problem if your pension is in a drawdown scheme. Find out how the market might affect your retirement income - and what you can do about it. Article by Nick Green.
For money tips that are really reliable, your best bet is an independent financial adviser. Look ahead to a brighter future with some help from Unbiased’s finest and wisest. Tips compiled by Nick Green.
New Year’s resolutions are so hard to keep because eventually you ask yourself, ‘What’s the point?’ Well, we’ll show you what the point is! Check out our top resolutions for 2019 that can make a real measurable difference to your life. Article by Nick Green.
(…and one that didn’t). If you ever come across a get-rich-quick scheme, be very suspicious – but once in a blue moon, someone devises a cunning plan that really does pay off. Here we salute those brave, ingenious and sometimes just lucky jackpot-hitters.