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New pension freedoms means it pays to know when you'll die

In tomorrow's Budget, the Chancellor is likely be lauding the most radical changes to private pensions for a generation

Plans to allow savers to sell their pension income revealed

Five million people who've already bought an annuity will be given the same freedoms as people nearing retirement

State pension statements now available to the over-55s

Everyone aged-55 and over will now be entitled to a free state pension statement the Government has announced today

Free pension guidance service branded ‘Pension Wise’

Impartial guidance will be offered over the phone and face-to-face alongside the pension changes due in April

Annuity sales practices failing pensioners, says FCA

Annuity providers aren't doing enough to encourage customers to check if they can get a better deal elsewhere

Tax break for some annuity holders: Autumn Statement 2014

Under 75s who die having started to draw an income from some annuities from April will have cash passed on tax-free

New standards for pension providers to be introduced

Pension providers will be required to check whether or not customers buying their products have already taken guidance

Do you have a lost pension? Get hunting - one MoneySaver found £39,000

A slice of up to £3 billion worth of 'lost' pensions could be yours – and most are easy to trace and reclaim

Budget 2014: Radical reforms to give greater access to pensions savings

Pension savers will have the option to gain immediate access to their pot at non-punitive rates from age 55

Pensions firms face competition probe over annuities

The FCA is to investigate the annuities market amid concerns it's depriving many pensioners of a fair retirement

'Murky' pension practices to be tackled

Retired workers will be able to 'shop around' for new annuity schemes, pensions minister Steve Webb has said

Annuity rules need tightening to stop rip-offs, report warns

Pensioners face being ripped off when investing in annuities unless rules are tightened urgently, a report warns