Retirement

Skipton Insight: new tax year podcast

The new tax year heralds a number of important considerations for investors – and we’re here to help you think about your plans.

Where can I get advice on my pension?

Pensions

When it comes to your pension pot, knowing whether you’re contributing enough or if your money is even in the right place can be difficult to judge alone. That’s why, like most things in life, it can really pay to seek professional help.

2017 Autumn Budget: our view of how it might affect your personal finances

2017 Autumn Budget Skipton Financial Advisers

It was a Budget of few surprises. Chancellor Philip Hammond’s hour-long Budget speech featured familiar topics and soundbites about the government’s spending plans. But below the headlines about abolishing stamp duty for first time buyers on properties below £300,000, how will your personal finances be affected?

Financial scams – beware!

We feel it’s vital that you’re fully clued up on this subject, in case you’re ever targeted by a fraudster. So we’ve provided useful information on what to look out for, what to do if you’re ever approached and various types of scams.

How can I review my pension?

Each year, your pension provider should send you a statement detailing how much you are paying into your pension, its current value, and its projected value at the plan's selected retirement date. Click here to find out more.

 

Retirement income options

If you have a defined contribution pension, you now have far greater freedom than you used to over how you choose to use your pension pot to fund your retirement.

State pension

This is a weekly income you will be eligible to receive from a certain age, which is guaranteed for the rest of your life. Click here to find out more.