Demand for advice surges since the introduction of pension freedoms

30 Oct 2015

Since the introduction of pension freedoms,, the UK’s number one adviser search, reveals that pensions search queries for the period April – September 2015 showed an increase of 64% on the same period last year.'s head of advice, Claire Walsh, is available for media interviews to discuss the changes to the at-retirement decisions people face, and how consumers can best prepare for their future in light of the new pension landscape. 

The new data from also shows that:

  • Pensions accounted for 49% of all search refinements on the site since the introduction of pension freedoms
  • Pension search queries increased 68% from April 2014 – April 2015
  • Pension searches on spiked in Jan-April 2015, in the immediate run-up to pension freedoms coming into force, and in July 2015, following the Chancellor’s interim Budget

If you would like to speak to Claire, please contact the media services team via email or phone on 020 7294 3682.

Claire Walsh is an award-winning Chartered Financial Planner at a Brighton-based independent financial advisory firm. She advises consumers on all areas of personal financial planning including pensions, investments & savings, protection and tax planning, with retirement and inheritance tax planning a particular focus. Claire will offer a unique insight into her own ongoing advisory experience coupled with’s longstanding record in connecting people with independent financial advisers, mortgage brokers, solicitors and accountants. connects millions of people with the best financial and legal advisers, to help make life’s most important decisions with confidence.

  • Technical comment and insight on relevant personal finance issues such as retirement planning, investing in retirement, the changing UK pensions regime,  pension freedom options, interest rates/ stock market movements and their impact on investments and savings, tax and inheritance tax planning and mortgages and the housing market
  • General comment on consumer access and demand for financial advice
  • The value advice offers for consumers and how to choose the right adviser
  • The cost of financial advice and trends in the adviser market  


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