Pensions

Guides and tools to help you understand pensions

Aged 40 to 73? Urgently consider buying national insurance years

There is a potentially unbeatable opportunity everyone aged 40 to 73(ish) needs to consider.…

State pension

The state pension has been boosted by 10.1% – its biggest-ever increase. Most of us will receive…

An important pensions warning

This is a warning for every worker in the UK. Have you turned down a pay rise without realising…

Are you a married woman missing out on £1,000s?

More than 230,000 women (and some men) are thought to have been underpaid their state pension…

Cheapest SIPPs

If you want to take more control of the money you're saving for retirement, a self-invested…

Pension liberation

Changes to pension rules introduced in 2015 mean you've greater access to your pension. But…

Pension Credit

If you're retired and have income less than £204 a week as an individual, or £307 a week as…

How to claim a pension tax refund

Some are due £1,000s or even £10,000s back

Cheap and free wills

Die without having made a will and you could be leaving behind significant financial problems…

Guide to probate

It's a morbid topic, but when someone dies, if you're in charge of sorting out their property,…

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A pension is not necessarily what people think it is, and it most certainly isn't just for old people. A pension is essentially a pot where you, and your employer (if it’s a company pension), can pay into - and which you get tax relief on - as a way of saving up for your retirement. Then at retirement, you can draw money from your pension pot in various ways or use the money to buy something called an annuity, which pay a regular income until death. If you have questions about taking your pension, paying into a pension, how auto-enrolment works, pension liberation, state pension or cheap SIPPs, our detailed guides have all the relevant information, including our detailed 40-page PDF guide to taking your pension.