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Wrap Accounts

25 Feb at 9 AM - by Admin
A "Wrap Account" is a relatively new internet based investment account and financial services product which enables investors to view all their financial assets on one platform. Within a wrap-account (also known as 'a wrap', 'wraps' or 'wrapper account') the whole portfolio can be analysed and quantified according to money value,...

What is a Pension?

22 Feb at 7 PM - by Admin
A pension is essentially a form of saving that allows an individual to put money aside to ensure that when your retire, you will still have an income to live off in addition to the minimal amount you will be given by the government. Often this will incorporate contributions from your salary which is automatically paid by your employer into...

Why do I need a Pension?

22 Feb at 7 PM - by Admin
Unless you have a lot of money, pensions are a vital way of ensuring that you have enough money to live-off when you retire. With men being able to look forward to around sixteen years of retirement on average considering the current retirement age of 65 and women lucky enough to have an average of twenty six years of retirement after 60, it...

How do I get a Pension?

22 Feb at 7 PM - by Admin
As with any purchase that will directly affect your future, it is important to get advice on which is right for your needs and circumstances. In addition to making the right choice of pension product, you also then need to ensure you choose the right pension provider so it can be somewhat of a minefield. It’s difficult finding your way...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Pensions

22 Feb at 7 PM - by Admin
The advantages of pensions are obvious. Saving up for your retirement is off the utmost importance because unfortunately but unavoidably, the government pension plan is not enough for most people to live comfortably on. Whilst there are obviously other saving options for individuals looking to put money away for their future, the pensions...

With Profits Pension Plan

22 Feb at 7 PM - by Admin
The with profits pension plan is one that is aimed at those wishing to put money aside for when they finally decide to retire and settle down. As you are working you make monthly contributions into your plan that is then invested in the with profits fund. The idea is that in years when it performs particularly well, it pays a bonus into the...

Pension schemes - History Of Pension Problems

22 Feb at 6 PM - by Admin
In the past few years there have been many scandals and issues raised with pensions, often down to less reputable providers but also down to more unforeseeable circumstances. The real problems started in 1988 with the introduction of personal pensions which at the time were offered to provide more options to those looking to put money away...

UK Pension FAQs

22 Feb at 6 PM - by Admin
Why do you need a pension? Unless you have a lot of money, pensions are a vital way of ensuring that you have enough money to live-off when you retire. With men being able to look forward to around sixteen years of retirement on average considering the current retirement age of 65 and women lucky enough to have an average of twenty six...