New rules to give more pension freedom protection
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced new rules and plans to help make pension choices clearer for over 50s, which it says will help up to 100,000 every year
29 January 2019
Getting an annuity? Providers will soon have to tell you if there's a cheaper deal elsewhere
New rules from the regulator will force firms to tell you if their rivals are cheaper
25 November 2016
Government scraps plan to let you sell your annuity
Proposed new pension freedoms have been binned as they weren't guaranteed to give consumers value for money
18 October 2016
Annuity rates 'hit all time low'
Standard annuity rates have collapsed to all-time lows just weeks after new pension freedoms came into force
23 April 2015
New rules confirmed, which give more protection to savers if their bank fails
The FSCS limit will be increased from £85k to £1 million for temporary balances under new rules outlined by the Bank
1 April 2015
Plans to help savers get the best pension income confirmed
Pension providers will have to give more support to savers accessing their pension pots in future, under FCA plans
26 March 2015
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
17 March 2015
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
16 March 2015
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
7 February 2015
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
12 January 2015
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Iceland now offers interest-free loans if you're struggling with the cost of living - but be careful as they will impact your credit score19 August 2022Iceland has begun offering interest-free loans of up to £100 to those struggling with the cost of living, with the money to be used on your Iceland shop. But - as with any borrowing for everyday living expenses - be careful as you may get stuck in a cycle of debt.
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