Women Hit With State Pension Age Trap

The Law Of… planning for retirement at a time of change Chair of the Parliamentary Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field, has spoken out against Government changes to the State Pension Age (SPA), with claims that changes could leave some … Continued

Pensions Review

The Independent Review of Retirement Income (IRRI) suggests the target for savings should be 15% of salary. The review further reiterates that whilst the Workplace Pensions regime has engaged individuals on the importance of pensions, we still have a long … Continued

Retirement Planning Starts Now

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have stated that around 11 million people are currently failing to save enough to live comfortably in their retirement. They put this down to individuals thinking that retirement is too far away, a … Continued

Is Your Pension Pot Safe?

With the pension reforms coming into place from April 6, many people are making plans to make full use of the new pension freedoms – but could these changes be putting your pension pot at risk? What Are The changes? … Continued

Pension Reforms Roundtable

In early February SM Financial had the pleasure of hosting a pension reforms roundtable discussion. Present were member from Unite, the TUC, NHS and Labour MP for Pensions, Gregg McClymont. Independant Financial Advisor, Nicola Hartley was on hand to give … Continued

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