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A fundamental part of a sound financial plan

Are you protecting what matters most against the financial impact of a life-changing event?

Are you protecting what matters most against the financial impact of a life-changing event? The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has led to a tragic number of deaths. The pandemic has made many of us realise the importance of having life insurance as a fundamental part of a sound financial plan. 

Pandemic triggers shift to saving

People thinking more about their spending and financial priorities

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has lead to more people re-thinking how they spend and manage their money, with more than half (51%) now prioritising saving for an unexpected event or loss of income, research published suggests[1].

Planning for early retirement

What are the financial consequences to stopping work in your 50s?

Early retirement may be the ultimate dream for some, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic made it the only option for many. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that over-50s had the highest redundancy rate between December 2020 and February 2021[1].

The power of a plan

How to create a personal financial plan in 8 steps

When thinking about your future financial wellbeing, it can be helpful to consider a plan. It is a good idea to have a clear sense of what you want from life and use this as a guide for making important decisions.

Post-lockdown boost to financial wellbeing fades

Continuing impact on people’s physical health and financial wellbeing

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a major impact on our lives. It is not just impacting on people’s physical health but also their financial wellbeing. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak for some people will make it harder for them to achieve their financial goals.

Generation Vexed

A third of Gen Xers not confident they can fund their retirement

One in three (31%) Generation X members (those born between 1965 and 1980) do not feel confident they will be able to work for as long as they need to fund their retirement needs, due to concerns around health and age.

Is freedom today hurting freedom tomorrow?

Tax-free cash allowances putting some retirements at risk

A new study has identified that Britain’s future pensioners are putting their retirement future at risk by withdrawing cash from their pension pots while still in the accumulation phase[1]. The findings were that some people are confusing their pension pots for savings accounts, which may have a detrimental impact on their retirement.