Financial futures

Gen Xers expected to face significant challenges in retirement

With many ‘Gen Xers’ (those born between 1965 and 1980) having entered the job market too late to benefit from final salary pensions, yet too early to benefit from schemes such as auto-enrolment, this group is expected to face significant challenges in retirement, if policymakers fail to respond urgently.

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Intergenerational financial planning

COVID-19 increases desire for sustainable investing for half of UK adults

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has prompted a desire to move into ethical and sustainable investing for more than half (51%) of advised UK adults, according to a new report[1]. And while the trend is common across the generations, it’s Millennials who are leading the charge.

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Retirement plans being put in jeopardy

Pandemic threatens pushing over 50s into pension poverty

More than half (53%) of people in their 50s fear running out of money in retirement, as they have been the most likely to face job and income losses of any age group during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (23%), according to a new report[1].

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What will happen to your pension when you die?

Providing an income or nest egg for your loved ones to enjoy, long after you are gone

The way that you decide to take your pension will affect what you can do with it when you pass away. While it’s not always easy to talk about, the way you eventually pass on your pension has the biggest impact on other people, so it will help talking to your spouse, children – or other people close to you, when you’re deciding how you take your pension savings.

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Planning for a better financial future

Have you made sure your plans are still on track?

It’s been nearly two years since the first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case was detected. The economic impact of the pandemic has not been equally distributed amongst all adults and where inequalities existed before the pandemic these may have been widened or closed.

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