Savers to have more control over pension investments

Members of pension schemes will have more choice about the social and environmental impacts of how their retirement savings are being invested, under new government regulations. The rules will require pension companies to assess the sustainability of their investment...

UK ‘the third most prepared nation for retirement’

The role of auto-enrolment has helped the UK become the third most adequately prepared nation for retirement in the world, according to research. Analysis conducted on behalf of Scottish Widows ranked the design of pension systems in 32 countries in a tournament-style...

Retired homeowners not accessing property wealth

Most pensioners are not drawing on wealth tied up in the value of their homes to help fund retirement, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. House values account for the largest part of pensioner wealth outside of a pension pot, with 80% of...

Retirees take cautious approach to drawdown

Most wealth held by pensioners is more likely to be bequeathed than spent in retirement, research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found. On average, retirees are expected to draw down just 17% of their wealth between ages 70 and 80, and 31% between ages...

Under-30s see rise in pension savings

Almost two-fifths of workers under the age of 30 are now saving adequately for retirement, according to research from Scottish Widows. The report measures the number of people putting more than 12% of their income towards their pension, which Scottish Widows...
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