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Do you have a forgotten pension pot somewhere?

2018-06-15T09:19:03+00:00 Blog|

Simon Brooke Do you have a pension pot somewhere that you’re unaware of or that you’ve simply forgotten about?  As more of us move jobs more frequently the chances are that increasingly the answer is yes.  Moving house can add to the risk of pensions going unclaimed as people forget to inform their pension provider [...]

Pension Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

2018-06-13T07:47:00+00:00 Blog|

Over time the term ‘retirement’ has picked up an air of foreboding. Every day it seems, there is a new headline warning us of the impending doom and gloom associated with an aging population, the burgeoning strain on state pension provision and an ever-increasing retirement age that will see many of us working into our [...]

Wealth Wizards wins at UK Pensions Awards

2018-06-04T09:21:17+00:00 News|

On 23rd May, we won the ‘Technology Innovation of the Year’ at the UK Pensions Awards hosted by Professional Pensions. It is recognition for our robo paraplanner and its ability to ‘power up’ advisers and help them to process more regulated advice cases in less time. The robo paraplanner is currently being used with great [...]

Why small changes now make a big difference later

2018-05-14T07:34:48+00:00 Blog|

Peter Crush Last month something outwardly very small occurred that many people are predicting could make a big difference to people’s pension saving rates. On April 6th total contribution rates for those in auto-enrolment pensions rose from 2% of earnings (where employees and employers paid in 1% each), to 5% of earnings – where employees [...]

Windfarms, music rights, sewers – where’s your pension money going?

2018-04-11T07:33:55+00:00 Blog|

Our pensions are vital to our health and happiness and they’re most people’s second biggest financial commitment – but how much do we know about where our money is actually invested?  In the current climate of low interest and rising inflation, fund managers are having to be more imaginative with how they invest our combined [...]

The Wealth Wizards Working Late Report

2018-03-14T08:30:42+00:00 Blog|

Last week, in conjunction with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr), Wealth Wizards launched the ‘Working Late’ report – a detailed piece of research investigating the relationship between pension savings (or the lack thereof) and delayed retirement, as well as the consequences of an ageing workforce. The report was comprised of a survey [...]

Employee Benefits: 20% believe they will never be able to retire

2018-02-26T08:48:01+00:00 Media|

Wealth Wizards research report has been featured in an article on Employee Benefits. “Working late: pension savings and delayed retirement report, which surveyed 500 employers and 1,000 UK employees aged between 18 and 65, also found that 86% of employee respondents want to retire at or before age 65, however only 37% of respondents feel this [...]

FT Adviser: Quarter of employers offers financial advice to staff

2018-02-26T08:48:16+00:00 Media|

Wealth Wizards research report has been featured in an article on the FT Adviser. “Only a quarter of employers are currently offering financial advice to their workers, research has revealed. Furthermore, one third of employers are only matching their employees' pension contributions up to the legal minimum of 1 per cent, which shows that companies are [...]

Brexit – what does it mean for your pension?

2018-02-20T15:23:44+00:00 Blog|

Brexit will affect everything from food on supermarket shelves to the fight against terrorism and so it’s not surprising that our pensions will also be impacted.  The most obvious factors are the performance of the UK and EU economy and, in turn, the reaction of the stock markets where a large proportion of our pensions [...]