Are state pensioners set for an inflation-busting income boost?
26 August 2021|2 min
The state pension has hit the headlines after official figures suggested that payments could rise by up to 9% from next April. Annabelle Williams, personal finance specialist at Nutmeg, explains what happened and whether pensioners could really be in for an inflation-busting income boost.
A guide to women’s retirement and pensions
8 July 2021|4 min
Your pension is a key part of your retirement planning. How much you put away now, how you invest for the future and how you choose to access your pension once you’ve stopped working, are all key considerations for anyone hoping to enjoy a long and happy retirement. However, when it comes to answering these questions there are some key variables – including whether you are a man or a woman.
The future of pensions
11 June 2021|6 min
Retirement saving is a challenge for many people and making pensions more user-friendly while helping people build up bigger savings are key priorities for the government. Inspiration for improving the system sometimes comes from other countries, so here we look at retirement saving around the world and consider what features might be imported to help Britons in the future.
Why SRI could be the most prudent plan for your pension
21 October 2020|4 min
Investing for your future and your retirement via a pension is one of the most powerful things you can do. That’s a big statement but the fact that it is likely to be your pension, more than anything else, which supports you financially once you finish working, means it will shape your wellbeing for decades. The investment decisions you make for your pension as a younger person should reflect that importance.
How much do you need to get the retirement you want?
23 September 2020|2 min
When it comes to financially planning for your retirement the two key variables you need to weigh up are how much money you will retire with and how old you will be when you plan to retire. Recent research from consumer champion Which? suggested several scenarios for pensioners in different circumstances.
How lockdown could be a pension planning opportunity
15 September 2020|3 min
The Covid pandemic and subsequent lockdown has affected us all in many different ways. All of us, to a lesser or greater extent, have had to rethink how we work, how we travel and how we plan for the future – something especially relevant when it comes to money.
A caped crusader to combat pension scams
26 May 2020|2 min
Nutmeg took part in a software development day to create an innovative tool to help spread awareness of pension fraud. The result was an online game in which players take on the role of a “cloaked vigilante” who must destroy pension scams before they reach their victims.
What type of pension do I have?
23 March 2020|6 min
Pensions are complicated, particularly so when you consider the number and variety of pension types that have appeared over the years. Unclear which category your pension falls into? We’ve put together a handy guide to help identify what type of pension you have.