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Latest News: Retirement Plans on Hold for Many - A recent study by Aviva into private sector employees has revealed that a third of those over the age of 50 are now planning to retire later than they previously hoped. The report focused on the retirement plans of the over-50s following the end of compulsory retirement and with the first anniversary of the ‘pension freedoms’ approaching. In particular, it asked people what age they hoped they would retire at, before they turned 40. Now, aged...
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Latest News: Retirement Exceeds Expectations for Today’s Retirees
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Latest News: Equity Release Lending Gains Momentum - Record amounts of housing wealth were unlocked by homeowners over the age of 55 via drawdown lifetime mortgages in the final quarter of 2015, according to year-end results from the Equity Release Council (The Council). Lending via drawdown products totalled £271 million between October and December 2015, the largest quarterly total since this type of lifetime mortgage first emerged in 2004. Seven in ten (70%) new plans agreed in Q4 2015 w...
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Latest News: People Face Many Barriers to Retirement - Recent research has revealed that three quarters of people aged 45 and over dream of retiring in the next five years, but almost half (45%) cannot fulfil these dreams because their circumstances won’t allow it. According to HSBC’s latest ‘The Future of Retirement’ report, those who wish to retire in the next five years claim they face multiple barriers. Nearly three-quarters (74%) haven’t saved enough money and 18% say they have too muc...
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Latest News: Consumers Waste Billions in Unnecessary Tax Payments
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Latest News: Selling Property to Fund Retirement - Around 8% of adults – the equivalent of three million people – plan to fund their retirement through the sale of their primary residence, according to the latest consumer research by Baring Asset Management (“Barings”). This is an increase over 7% in 2014 and 5% in 2013. The research also found that one in ten plan to fund their retirement by either selling or renting property other than their main residence, up from 9% in 2014 and 8% in 20...
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Latest News: Government Publishes New Draft Tax Legislation - The UK Government has published new draft tax legislation to implement policies published at Summer Budget and Autumn Statement 2015. It has also published new tax consultations and responses to policy consultations which took place over the past year. According to the Government, the Finance Bill 2016 will continue its commitment to stop tax evasion, tackle tax avoidance and ensure companies pay their fair share of tax through: ...
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Latest News: Older Homeowners Underestimate Property Wealth - As many as three in five homeowners aged 55 and over have not had their house valued since they first bought it almost 18 years ago, new research by the Equity Release Council (The Council) has revealed.  As a result, many have far greater housing wealth than they realise, which could be used in later life to help fund a more comfortable retirement. According to The Council’s research, the average UK homeowner aged 55+ paid £100,...
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Latest News: Research Reveals Unrealistic Retirement Expectations
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Latest News: Couples Don’t Talk Enough About Retirement Planning
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