Topic: Retirement

How has COVID-19 affected retirement plans?

Attitudes and aspirations of this year’s retirees

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted on every aspect of our lives, affecting individuals’ financial situation and, for many, their plans for retirement. If you are approaching retirement in the next 12 months, your plans should be under continuous review.

Financial futures

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.

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].

Coronavirus alters retirement plans

One in eight older workers extend their planned retirement age

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has disrupted many people’s working lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined. It’s been deeply worrying to see some people now planning to retire earlier than they intended – including many who have been on furlough.

Money’s too tight to mention

Looking to retire from work, not a paycheck?

When it comes to retirement insecurity, one concern dominates all others – the fear of running out of money during retirement. And with people living longer than ever before, it’s a very valid concern.

Plan the perfect retirement

Creating a comfortable, secure retirement takes care and forethought

If you’re 10 to 15 years from retirement, you’re probably starting to think more about how you’ll spend your life after work. You might be contemplating travelling more, dedicating more time to your passions or enjoying more free time with your family.

Reappraisal of urban living

Three million people in the UK aged over 50 considering relocating

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a reappraisal of urban living, with increasing numbers fleeing city confines in search of green space.

‘It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep’

The potential impact to your expected retirement income over time

When you’re planning your retirement income, there are multiple factors to consider: how much you can expect from the State Pension, the value of the pensions you have accumulated in your working life, your projected outgoings and your potential later life expenses.

Retirement planning journey

What you need to consider at every life stage

When you’re starting out working in your 20s, you may not be thinking about retirement in 40 years’ time. The same goes for your 30s, 40s and even 50s. There is always something on the horizon you could be saving for besides your retirement.

Plan the perfect retirement

Creating a comfortable, secure retirement takes care and forethought

If you’re 10 to 15 years from retirement, you’re probably starting to think more about how you’ll spend your life after work. You might be contemplating travelling more, dedicating more time to your passions or enjoying more free time with your family.