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Tag Archives: LV=

Retirement choices


How much time do you spend planning for retirement? The 2015 pension freedoms gave us greater flexibility over our retirement options, but the reforms have also made retirement choices much more complex. This means we need to start thinking about … Continue reading

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Advice matters


Do you have the time to keep fully up to speed with everything that’s going on? With a burgeoning choice of products on the market, and considering the busy lives we all lead, it can be difficult to find the … Continue reading

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Passing on wealth without further tax charges


Over-55s risk falling prey to the inheritance ‘sibling tax trap’ On 6 April 2017, a new additional main residence nil-rate band (RNRB) was introduced, which allows for less Inheritance Tax to be paid in situations when a family home is … Continue reading

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Millions change retirement plans post–EU vote


Turbulence in the economy has left many feeling confused The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left over two million[1] people planning to change their retirement plans.

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Pensioners financially ‘reliant on others’


New research outlines typical financial situations A small number of pensioners are relying on loved ones to help them financially during retirement, and those approaching retirement seem to be in an even worse situation. Yet equally worrying is that people … Continue reading

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State benefit confusion


Families could be missing out on thousands Half (49%) of parents are confused by the array of state benefits available to them, and many don’t claim them even though they are eligible according to figures from LV=’s 13th Cost of … Continue reading

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Open-handed grandparents


Generosity shows no sign of stopping Forget the headlines about post–pension freedoms with retirees spending their nest egg on a Lamborghini – new research shows that 2.4 million UK grandparents[1] have either withdrawn money from their pension to support their … Continue reading

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Untapped property wealth


4.8 million retirees are ‘going without’ The British would like to have three quarters of their working income in retirement. However, pensions remain an obscure topic for many, and 44% have not yet started to save for retirement[1].

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Untapped property wealth


4.8 million retirees are ‘going without’ The British would like to have three-quarters of their working income in retirement. However, pensions remain an obscure topic for many, and 44% have not yet started to save for retirement

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Rising care needs for retirees


People going into care could face bills in excess of the total pension pot they retired with With the number of retirees going into care rising, research from LV= reveals that many people going into care could face bills in … Continue reading

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