SIPPs & retirement
Take control of your pension with our guides to SIPPs and retirement planning
Opinion | 30 Jun 2014
Two pensions experts put the case for and against collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes, which pensions minister Steve Webb believes could make UK pensioners better off in retirement.
Opinion | 23 Apr 2014
ISAs are being increasingly seen as an alternative to pensions. Neil MacGillivray, head of technical services at James Hay Partnership, argues that this is dangerous.
Guides | 4 Apr 2014
Individual savings accounts (ISAs) and self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) are both tax-efficient wrappers that can be used to save money for retirement. What Investment compares the two.
Guides | 3 Apr 2014
Self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) are one way to save for your retirement. Their main advantage is the freedom to invest in whatever assets you want. Read our jargon-free guide to find out more.
Guides | 2 Apr 2014
Income drawdown is a way of taking money out of your pension without having to buy an annuity.
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Feature | 28 Nov 2013
A lawyer explains what happens to pensions when a couple divorces, looking at earmarking orders, pension sharing orders, and the implications for the couple.
Feature | 15 Nov 2013
We all need to save. Whether you’re looking to get on the property ladder, planning the perfect wedding or thinking about retirement it’s important to have savings goals.
Guides | 4 Jul 2013
Annuities provide a way to convert a pension pot you have saved over your working life into an annual sum that will be paid as long as you live.
Opinion | 1 Mar 2013
Pensions aren’t the only way to plan for retirement and in some cases may not be the best option.
Feature | 16 Nov 2012
This year sees the beginning of serious changes to the existing pension legislation in the UK.
Magazine | 1 Nov 2012
Experts predict that standard annuity rates will go on shrinking. Here's how to make the best of a bad situation.
Magazine | 1 Nov 2012
Equities, bonds, cash or property? We look at how to achieve the right mix of assets within your pension portfolio.
Guides | 5 Sep 2012
If you want to save for your retirement to supplement your basic state pension, there are two main routes: a personal pension and a workplace pension. This guide explains how they both work.
Opinion | 4 Aug 2011
Millions will now live to over 100 but can they afford it? Saga director general Dr Ros Altmann, looks at the consequences.
Opinion | 26 Jul 2011
Investors reaching retirement are making some unwise decisions when it comes to taking a tax-free lump sum. Jenny Lowe looks at the consequences...
Feature | 15 Jul 2011
Those approaching age 75 may be relieved to discover they no longer have to buy an annuity, but are the alternatives any better? Charlie Thomas investigates....