Pensions

Voice of the Sunday Mirror: We must all pay for pensions

Along with climate change and terrorism, our ageing population is the third great challenge of the 21st century.<p>Had we done something about all three …

Manchester

Will paying an extra 1% into my pension REALLY improve my retirement?

Would it actually make any difference to my retirement if I added another one per cent to my pension contributions - or should I just enjoy it …

Retirement

EU pensions have insufficient assets to cover liabilities: Watchdog

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Union pension providers on the whole do not have enough assets to cover their liabilities, the European Union's …

Finance

Liberal Lawmakers Trying to Bail Out Private Pensions With Taxpayer Money

Last year, liberal lawmakers wanted to bail out the United Mine Workers of America’s pension plan to the tune of roughly $6 billion.<p>This year, …

Conservative View

Cornwall Army veteran refused a job despite living for 50 years in the UK because she's still classed as a migrant - Cornwall Live

A woman who has lived in UK for 50 years and served in the British Army says she's been refused a job - because she is still classed as a migrant and …

Fresh fears over British Steel pensions

The Financial Conduct Authority has stepped in, concerned workers will lose huge chunks of their pensions due to rogue advisers pocketing sky-high …

Port Talbot

Pensions timebomb: Workers will have to pay 5pc of salary in new scheme - OECD

Employers would also be expected to match the 5pc contribution to boost the pension pots of all workers under a new mandatory scheme.<p>A major study by …

News (Ireland)

Ban pension cold calls now to stop scammers, say MPs

The Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee said the scale of the scamming is likely to be grossly underestimated by official reports, and the …

UK News

One in eight workers on the cusp of leaving their pension scheme, Aviva warns

One in eight workers are thinking about leaving their workplace pension schemes when contributions rise next April, according to research by Aviva.<p>The insurance giant said that while only 4pc of people have definitely ­decided to opt out of their pension schemes next April, with half of people …

Business (UK)

Jerry Brown’s Pension Epiphany

Reality bites as the state and local tax deduction may vanish.<p>Republican plans to slash the state-and-local tax deduction are already reaping benefits in high-tax states. Democrats in the Northeast say they’re having second thoughts about raising taxes. And lo and behold, California Gov. Jerry …

Jerry Brown

Pension schemes see black holes balloon despite €10bn 'bailout'

The majority of private pension schemes have significant deficits despite employees and companies pumping in almost €10bn within the past six years.

News (Ireland)

Pension transfers: Top five things clients must consider

Recent Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) research revealed more than half (53%) of retirees who accessed their defined contribution (DC) pensions …

Retirement

Relieving Pension Tension?

Some observers have recently suggested that multiemployer or industry pension plans in the U.S. have bounced back fully since the 2008 recession, and it’s time to break out the champagne. Not so fast!<p>For years, the gold standard for determining the financial stability of pension plans was their</i> …

Finance

Retirement and pensions furrow Swiss brows

Voters in Switzerland are worried about retirement – in particular, whether the state’s old age pension system will ensure that they can live out …

Retirement

Penchant vs pension

<b>Penchant</b> and <b>pension</b> are two words that are close in pronunciation and are sometimes confused. We will examine the definitions of <i>penchant</i> and <i>pension,</i> …

Grammar

Retirees get pension bump for taking a $10,000 holiday

Taking a luxury holiday could be beneficial for retirees — in more ways than one.<p>It’s all thanks to the way Centrelink looks at a pensioner’s …

Retirement

Beefing up the pension system | Sheneman cartoon

I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that our state pension system had a good year. The fund enjoyed a 13 percent return on investment …

New Jersey

Segregation rules and resetting cost bases

<b>Summary:</b> Segregating assets, and working out CGT relief options, for a couple with one retired member and another with a lesser balance at …

Retirement

Autumn Budget 2017: Pensions and savings regime left largely untouched

Sweeping changes to the UK's pensions and savings regime were largely avoided by chancellor Philip Hammond today.<p>The Autumn Budget stipulated the …

Philip Hammond

Your Country Should Copy Australia's Retirement Model – Maybe

Australia’s pension system is one of the most fiscally stable; however, it is still vulnerable to domestic shocks, particularly from the housing …

Personal Finance

Pensions Mean Business

Recently, the Kentucky Chamber overstepped their bounds when they came out behind the Governor’s plan to overhaul the pensions and rob hundreds of …

Autumn Budget 2017: state pension to rise by 3%

<b>The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, today declined to make substantial changes to pensions in his Autumn Budget. Most significantly, he avoided tinkering</b> …

Philip Hammond

China to Appropriate State Company Assets to Make Up Pension-Funds Gap

China will set aside part of state-owned enterprises’ assets to make up the shortage of money in the nation’s pension funds due to an increasingly …

News (China)

University staff threaten to STRIKE over pensions row

University staff could stage a series of strikes next year if a row over pensions is not resolved, a union has warned.<p>Lectures, classes and exams at …

Education

Millions to miss out on the chance to see if their state pension is correct

<b>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reversed a decision to show millions of people how their state pension is calculated, potentially keeping them in</b> …

National Insurance

GE's Dividend Cut May Not Be Deep Enough

GE's 50% dividend cut gives the company little financial flexability.<p>Future pension funding needs may eat up much of the cash the dividend cut …

Business

Public servants escape new pension rules

Public servants are escaping new pension rules that delay the payment of the State pension.

News (Ireland)

How To Plan Smartly For Retirement

Replacement rates, or the percentage of a worker's pre-retirement income that is paid out by a pension program upon retirement, vary by country, but …

Retirement

No-One (Anywhere) Should Rely on the State for their Retirement

No mandatory pension system globally provides enough income for citizens to lean back and relax. The option to reduce living standards exists but is …

Personal Finance

Why You Need to Take Control of Your Retirement Right Now

Ask yourself three basic questions — concerning Social Security, pensions and your future lifestyle — to help get your planning in gear.<p>If you're a …

Retirement