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Europe – Remove the right to opt-out

It is clear that governments across Europe are looking to address concerns over the lack of retirement readiness of the working population. The concern is well founded with projections[1] showing an ageing population where the ratio of the working age population (those aged 15-64) to the retired population (those aged over 65) is expected to drop from 4:1 to 2:1 by 2060. Contributor Mark Sullivan, Head of International Benefits Consulting.

Article by: Mark Sullivan, Fidelity Investments - Head of International Benefits Consulting | Published: 10 October 2018

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Top 10 tips for employees to cut costs and boost savings

According to research by WEALTH at work, 80 percent of employers believe their employees are not saving enough for retirement. This is usually due to affordability or lack of understanding but what many employees don’t realise is the huge difference small changes to their spending habits could make to their savings levels overall.

Article by: | Published: 26 September 2018

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EU – Ageing population and the challenge for Multinationals

Data from the World Bank shows that the number of people who are retirement eligible will increase significantly over the next 30 years. Specifically the number of people in the EU over the age of 65 will increase from 98 million in 2015 to 150 million in 2050.

Article by: Mark Sullivan | Published: 22 August 2018

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Southern Asia – CVs in the Paper Shredder

The monotonous tones of a hyperactive paper shredder pierce the chatter-laden office environment, while I lay motionless for my turn to be turned into confetti. The sound of my heartbeat is deafening as the anticipation of being touched by apathetic hands of an overworked HR Assistant increases with each passing moment. Contributor Murad Salman Mirza.

Article by: Murad Salman Mirza | Published: 25 July 2018

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Guided drawdown – a solution for the retire-as-you-go generation?

The FCA is currently finalising its Retirement Outcomes Review, looking at the retirement choices made by pension investors. Amid concerns that people might run out of money in their retirement, a new Hargreaves Lansdown research paper sets out a solution to the conundrum of how to help the retire-as-you-go generation manage their investment and income withdrawal strategies in retirement.

Article by: Nathan Long | Published: 5 April 2018

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How to put a retirement plan together

The value of well thought out planning from early on should not be underestimated and more should be done to help employees with this. A well-structured retirement plan can help employees understand what they need to be doing now, so that they can enjoy a comfortable standard of living once they stop work.

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 13 March 2018

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Busted: 11 Common Pension Misconceptions

Pension rules get tweaked, trimmed, altered and added to almost constantly. With all this tinkering it is little wonder that people are confused when it comes to properly planning for their life after work. We hear a wide range of queries and questions: how to get a bigger retirement pot; how flexible the retirement rules are; and what happens if I die are among the most common.’

Article by: Nathan Long | Published: 11 March 2018

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Make one change to your retirement planning and bring your retirement date closer

The Financial Services Industry charges fees on all investments – that’s how they get paid for the advice they offer and the work they do setting up and managing funds and portfolios. In principle that is fine – but even financially savvy people have no idea what these fees are or the impact these fees have on the value of their retirement fund.

Article by: Hannah Goldsmith | Published: 6 March 2018

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Top ten considerations for employees retiring in 2018

The New Year is the perfect time to take stock of our finances. Employees who are retiring and have a defined contribution (DC) pension will have a number of decisions to make given the freedom and flexibilities. WEALTH at work have created a list of top 10 considerations for employees who are thinking about retiring in 2018. Do employees understand all their options?

Article by: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 16 January 2018