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Cautious Approach to Pension Freedoms
Research from Prudential highlights just how careful pensioners are with their retirement funds since the introduction of Pension Freedoms.
2018 pensioners bankrolling three generations
Nearly a third (31 per cent) of those planning to retire this year are helping out their families financially to the tune of around £4,300 a year
Financial education not adding up for primary schools as 80 % of teachers agree it’s a must
Four out of five teachers want financial education on the primary school curriculum
Pension freedoms encourage over-55s to save more for retirement
Freedom to spend their retirement funds as they wish is encouraging people to take a greater interest in retirement planning and save more
Prudential’s Independent Governance Committee reports progress across value for money matrix in 2017
Successful removal of all complex charging structures across Prudential’s workplace pensions
One in eight will retire with no pension in 2018 – but the number without savings is shrinking
Nearly one in eight people retiring this year (12 per cent) have made no provision for their retirement
Prudential launches 2018 apprenticeship programme
Prudential announces the launch of 2018 Apprenticeship Programme with roles in both Stirling and Reading
Divorce costs £3,800 a year in retirement income
Expected annual income for divorcees retiring in 2018 is £17,600 compared to £21,400 for those who have never been divorced
Prudential With-Profits retains its record of delivering strong returns for customers
Prudential's consistent, long-term approach to the management of its With-Profits Fund continued to benefit policyholders during 2017.
Primary school kids ‘use mum and dad’s card and know their pin’
Prudential’s Cha-Ching launches free online financial education programme for Key Stage 2 pupils
The Cambridge Building Society chooses Prudential Financial Planning for protection advice
Prudential Financial Planning has begun offering financial advice to members of the Cambridge Building Society.
Pensioners retiring in debt owe average
Nearly one in five expecting to retire this year still have debts to clear
Now is the time to prepare for end of tax year
Prudential’s Technical Team outlines the actions advisers must consider.
PPMG stays overweight in equities
2018 multi-asset equity outlook favours Japan, Emerging Markets, Asia and Europe
M&G Prudential partners with Tata Consultancy Services to enhance service for customers
M&G Prudential, the UK and European savings and investments business of Prudential plc, announces a new 10-year partnership with Tata Consultancy Services.
Retirement incomes hit a new record high
Good news for the 2018 retirees who are retiring with £19,900 a year - the highest average on record
Prudential kicks off 2018 with nationwide ‘planning matters’ seminars for advisers
Prudential will begin 2018 by hosting a series of nationwide ‘Planning Matters’ seminars for financial advisers.
Healthier at 40 than in your mid-20s
More than half over-40s believe they have a healthier lifestyle than in their 20s
Prudential adviser helpline set to handle 17,000 adviser enquiries in 2017
20% more advisers seeking technical support from Prudential’s helpline in 2017
Prudential Financial Planning strengthens protection
Prudential Financial Planning is expanding its offering of protection products available to clients through a new panel arrangement with The SimplyBiz Group.
Pensioners have a new lease of life in retirement
More than one in four (26 per cent) pensioners who retired in the past 10 years say they are fitter and healthier since they gave up work
Business growth and regulation increases advisers' working week
Two out of five advisers are working longer hours this year
Prudential Autumn Budget 2017 commentary
Prudential's pensions and tax and experts comment on the Autumn Budget 2017
Advisers ‘go t.r.i.pping’ as prudential seminars pull in close to 3,000 attendees
One in eight UK advisers attend Prudential seminars in support of increased regulatory and legislative understanding
‘We’ll never have it so good in retirement’ – say people counting down to giving up work
Half of those due to retire in the next 10 years admit to retirement envy
Advisers fear robo regulatory threat
Three out of four advisers worry that robo-advice could mean future liabilities
The bank of mum and dad – the bank that likes to say ‘yes...and don’t worry about the repayments’
New research from Prudential has revealed the cost of the Bank of Mum and Dad phenomenon to parents.
Advisers increasingly count on accountant and lawyer referrals to attract new clients
Advisers expect referrals from accountants and lawyers will become a bigger source of new business over the next 12 months.
Millennial workers have retirement on their mind
Nearly six out of 10 younger workers consider the quality of the pension on offer before deciding to take a job
Pru commissions AKG to conduct independent review of its £30 billion PruFund range
Prudential has commissioned AKG to undertake an independent review of its smoothed multi-asset PruFund range of funds.
No quiet life in retirement for stressed-out pensioners
Nearly one in five who have retired in the last 10 years say stopping work has led to a whole new set of stresses
Adviser numbers 'will grow' but co-ordinated support is needed
Advisers are increasingly optimistic that the market for advice will continue to grow but fear not enough is being done to encourage new recruits.
UK's workers start to learn the 10-year retirement saving lesson
Prudential’s unique Class of… research has tracked the changing retirement finances and aspirations of new retirees since 2008
Five days, five great planning questions - Prudential to host CPD webex seminars for advisers
Prudential is hosting a series of webex seminars helping financial advisers tackle a range of topics
The bank of mum and dad: the UK's most lenient lender?
One in five parents have taken money from their pension, or stopped contributing to it, to help their children financially
Nearly 4 million homeowners over-55 plan to downsize
But for downsizers the convenience of having a smaller home is more important than raising cash
Prudential to host nationwide seminars for up to 2,000 financial advisers
Rory Percival, specialist in financial advice and financial advice firms, to present on the latest regulatory matters and take questions from the audience
Go West Sussex for the best quality of life in retirement
West Sussex overtakes Dorset as the most attractive county for pensioners
Prudential plc half year 2017 results
Prudential delivers broad-based performance led by double-digit growth in Asia. Performance highlights on a constant (and actual) exchange rate basis
Prudential UK & Europe and M&G to combine
Prudential plc has announced that it is to combine Prudential UK & Europe and its asset manager M&G, to form a leading savings and investments business
Health goals outscore retirement goals for over-40s
More than two-fifths of over-40s are working to improve their health but just a third are taking action to improve their financial security
'Insistent clients' pile on the DB transfer pressure
More than 80 percent of advisers report an increase in requests for advice about transferring defined benefit pensions
Class of 2017: 'pretirement' is the new reality for many retirees
For a fifth year in a row, more than half of people planning to retire this year will consider working past their State Pension age
Prudential Portfolio Management Group’s economic outlook for H2 2017
The baseline outlook for the global economy remains constructive as investors expect a moderate, but generally broad-based, pickup in global growth.
Prudential financial planning appoints Peter Coleman as financial planning and strategy director
Prudential Financial Planning announces today the appointment of Peter Coleman to its executive management team as Financial Planning and Strategy Director.
Retirement income gender gap grows by £1,000
Women retiring in 2017 will be £6,400 a year worse off than men
Final salary pension members don't want to lose guaranteed income
One in five don’t want to lose the guaranteed retirement income
68 new homes made available to Grenfell Tower families
68 affordable homes will be made available to families and victims of the Grenfell Tower fire at Kensington Row, London W14 it was announced today (21 June 2017
Pensioner incomes take a 30 per cent tax hit
Average retired household pays £7,400 a year in tax
Winning the rat race: the majority of the Class of 2017 are retiring early
Younger generations may be bracing themselves to work well into their 70s – but the early retirement dream lives on for many people retiring this year.
Class of 2017: More than a third of retirees using retirement income to help dependants
More than a third of those planning to retire this year are helping out their families financially, to the tune of nearly £260 a month on average
Jobs for the boys myth limits apprentice opportunities
Six out of 10 school leavers believe apprenticeship opportunities are in sectors with mainly male workforces
School leavers believe apprenticeships are ‘male dominated’
Gender bias colours students’ attitudes to apprenticeships
Advisers look to law firms as demand for inheritance tax advice booms
Nearly seven out of 10 financial advisers expect demand for inheritance tax planning to grow over the next year
Till debt do us part: divorce knocks more than £3,000 a year off expected retirement incomes
Expected annual income for divorcees is £16,300 compared to £19,400 for those who have never been divorced
Pension freedoms ‘enable better retirement planning’
But advisers warn too many savers are still relying on property wealth and inheritance to bail them out
Legacy worries from the bank of mum and dad
Parents want to control how the cash they bequeath is spent by their children
Brexit uncertainty impacts retirement planning
More than one in four planning to retire this year fear that Brexit will have a negative long-term impact on their retirement finances
Class of 2017: One in Five People Retiring this Year Could be at Risk of Unnecessary Tax Bills
Our study that found that 19 percent of people retiring this year with a pension could incur tax bills by withdrawing more than the tax-free lump sum allowance.
Many happy returns as ISA celebrates its 18th birthday
The Individual Savings Account (ISA) marks its 18th birthday this April, with one in four adults now investing in an ISA – twice as many as when it launched
‘Confused’ pension savers plead for no more changes
Two years after launch, two out of three over-55s are finding the pension freedoms’ rules confusing and three out of four want no more changes
Brexit presents advisers with ‘biggest investment planning challenge’
Advisers warn Brexit implications are the key issue for five-year investment returns
The pound in your pocket is changing
The £1 pound coin first introduced 34 years ago in 1983 is worth £3.10 in today’s money, as new 12-Sided coin is launched.
One in seven will retire with no pension this year
One in seven people (14 per cent) plan to retire this year with no private or company pension
Prudential’s independent governance committee reports increased value for money for members in 2016
Successful removal of all initial charges across Prudential’s workplace pensions
Communication breakdown on Scottish apprentice options leads to missed opportunities
Half of Scottish school leavers know little about apprenticeships on offer and two out of three are not aware of firms which offer this option
Communication breakdown on apprentice options leads to missed opportunities
Nearly half of school leavers know little about apprenticeships and six out of 10 are not aware of which employers offer this option
Retiring in the city? You'll need an average of £21,000 a year, say the locals
People in Plymouth, Newcastle and Manchester are the most confident that they are saving enough for a comfortable retirement
Prudential continues to deliver strong returns for with-profits customers
Prudential has announced that it has added an estimated £2 billion to with-profits policy values in 2016, highlighting the returns available.
Retirement debt on the rise again
A quarter of those planning to retire this year expect to do so in debt, owing an average of £24,300
Retirees living for the city
More than half of urban dwellers plan to stay in their home city when they retire.
Savers increase interest in cash account alternatives
Nearly two out of three advisers report rise in demand for alternatives to traditional cash saving accounts
Retirement incomes hit post-financial crisis high
Prudential releases the initial findings from the tenth year of its Class of… research
Demand for smoothed Multi-Asset investments ‘set to grow’
Over two thirds of advisers are forecasting the demand for smoothed multi-asset investments to grow over the next two years.
Tapered annual allowance confuses advisers
Understanding the tapered annual allowance for pensions is one of the biggest regulatory-driven challenges facing financial advisers.
Cost of living squeeze hitting pension saving in the UK's biggest cities
Nearly half of retirement savers in the UK’s biggest cities blame the cost of living for not being able to save more
Prudential adviser helpline set to handle 14,000 adviser enquiries in 2016
Tapered annual allowance is the most common reason why advisers call helpline
Prudential commissions new independent consumer guide to pensions freedoms
Newly updated easy-to-read guide to help people better understand their retirement options
Mind the generation gap in retirement saving – younger workers urged
More than half of under 30s make the minimum required contribution or have no pension savings at all
Couples confess millions of pounds worth of money secrets
Just over one in six admit their partner does not know how much they earn
Prudential lifts suspension on its single-asset property funds
With effect from noon on 4 November 2016, Prudential will lift the temporary suspension on trading in its single-asset unit-linked property funds
Members of generation debt face threat to retirement dreams
Nearly a quarter of under-40s can’t afford to save for a pension
New guidelines published for businesses to reduce primary education ‘blind spot’
Prudential UK, Business in the Community (BITC), and the CBI have collaborated to produce new guidelines for businesses
Prudential UK & Europe appoints CEO insurance
Prudential UK & Europe has today announced the appointment of Clare Bousfield to the role of CEO Insurance, subject to regulatory approval.
For younger workers it might be time for a retirement reality check
Average target retirement age for UK workers is before their 62nd birthday
Retirement provider first as Prudential introduces service for deaf British sign language users
Prudential has become the first retirement product provider in the UK to introduce a web-based video relay service (VRS) for customers.
Couples put retirement plans at risk by failing to talk
Fewer than one in three people over 40 have ensured that if they die their partner will still have a retirement income
Parents split on graduate career success
Over half of parents disagree that a university education beats an apprenticeship for achieving faster career success.
Pensioners reject the champagne lifestyle as just one in 10 overspend in first year of retirement
Despite new freedoms to access pension pots, one in three new pensioners don’t plan to make any extravagant purchases in first year of retirement
Prudential launches new Retirement Account
Prudential is to launch a brand new and innovative Retirement Account on 26 September 2016
Self-employment booms among women – but at what cost to their retirement plans?
Number of self-employed women hits all-time high of over 1.5 million
Prudential launches Knowledge TV for advisers
Enhanced adviser support offers CPD certified ‘box sets’
Best place to retire? Dorset is top of the pops!
Dorset revealed as the most attractive county for pensioners to retire to
'Brexit boom' predicted for advisers
Over half (53 per cent) of advisers expect an increase in financial planning advice following the Leave vote
Prudential ClientFinder boosts business growth for advisers
ClientFinder helps advisers to target specific client profiles in their area
Tax takes a 30 per cent slice of pensioners’ income
Average retired household paid out £7,000 or nearly 30 per cent of its income in tax during 2014-15 tax year
Kids ‘work harder for exams’ than we did
Over two-thirds of parents say their children work harder studying for exams than they did
Prudential PLC 2016 Half Year Results
Group IFRS operating profit of £2,059 million, up 6 per cent1 (up 9 per cent2)
Women Retirement Income Hits a Record High
Women planning to retire this year expect to have the highest annual retirement income on record
Prudential commissions independent guides to help meet adviser due diligence requirements
Due diligence: onus shouldn’t rest with advisers alone
Advisers Doubt Robo-Advice Will Close The Advice Gap
Financial advisers doubt that robo-advice will be a credible means of tackling the UK’s advice gap, exclusive independent research shows.
Half Of Pensioners Rely On Benefits, Perks And Discounts To Maintain Their Quality Of Life
Average annual pensioner benefits and concessions worth £17,500
Pension Freedoms 'Driving Inheritance Tax Advice Boom'
Nearly two out of three advisers say clients are changing their retirement plans to benefit from the recent abolition of death tax on selected DC schemes
UK Workers Catch The Pension Saving Bug Again
Total annual pension contributions by UK workers have increased by nearly a fifth since 2010
Property Sector Fund Suspensions Lead Prudential To Suspend Transactions In Its Single-Asset Property Funds
Property sector fund suspensions have led Prudential to temporarily suspend investments into and withdrawals from its single-asset unit-linked property funds
Welcome To The World Of Work - You'll Be A Millionaire By The Time You're 46
The average worker starting work aged 18 in 2016 will earn their first million just after their 46th birthday
Automatic Success - Half Of New Pension Savers Can Go Up A Gear
Two in five new auto-enrolment savers say workplace pensions have encouraged them to plan better for retirement
Prudential Gives Advisers Free Access To Independent Analysis Of Its With-Profits Fund
Prudential has given advisers valuable, free access to independent analysis of it’s With-Profits Fund, undertaken by AKG.
Adviser Numbers To Drop As Focus On New Business Shifts
Over half (51%) of advisers expect the total number of advisers to fall by 5% or more during 2016
One In Seven To Retire Without a Pension This Year
The new flat-rate State Pension is £27.33 a week below the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s minimum income standard for a single pensioner
Regrets? They’ve Got a few – But Pensioners Are Happy In Retirement
More than nine out of ten recently retired pensioners are enjoying their retirement
Pension Freedoms One Year On – The Class Of 2016 Are Positive But Cautious
Pension freedoms have made 34 per cent of those retiring this year feel more positive about their retirement
Low Returns Drive Cash ISA Transfers
Cash ISAs deliver average annual returns of 1.86 per cent since 2011
The Early Retirement Dream Lives on for the Class of 2016
Nearly six in 10 planning to retire this year are doing so early
Prudential Launches Charitable Partnerships for RideLondon 2016
Prudential has today announced new initiatives with Greenhouse Sports, Teach First and the Invictus Games Foundation around the 2016 Prudential RideLondon
Apprenticeship Misconceptions Putting School Leavers Off
85 per cent of school leavers underestimate apprentice pay
Independent Governance Commitee says Prudential Makes Positive Strides In Embedding VFM Regime
Independent Governance Committee Report concludes that majority of members are getting value for money
'Buy-To-Let-To-Retire' is the New Downsizing
One in five over 55s are considering buying their ideal retirement home now and letting it out until they retire
Scots School Leavers 'Put Off' Apprenticeships Due To Widespread Misconceptions
One in 10 think apprenticeship programmes offer no recognised qualification
Prudential's With-Profits Customer Bonuses Total £2bn
10 year cumulative investment return of over 80 per cent
No Pension For Us Until We've Finished Our 'Pre-Tirement'
Fourth consecutive year in which more than half of planned retirees will consider working past their State Pension age
This Year's Retirees Owe £260 Million Less Than Last Year's
Prudential’s Class of 2016 retirement research shows the average retiree debt has dropped for the fourth year in a row to £18,800
Expected Retirement Incomes Rise For Third Year In A Row
Class of 2016 retirement research shows increase in average expected UK retirement income to £17,700 a year – a year-on-year increase of four per cent
PAC Board Update
Prudential Assurance Company appoints Paul Spencer as Non-Executive Chairman
Revealed - multi-million pound money secrets of UK couples
One in 10 confess to keeping a secret stash of savings and investments that their partner knows nothing about
Millions of Britain's self-employed are turning their backs on saving for a pension
Proportion of self-employed workers making personal pension contributions falls from one in three in 2001/02 to one in 10 in 2013/14
Prudential Launches Extracting Company Profits Tool
Free online tool for financial advisers and accountants
Mind the retirement expectation gap!
Today’s workers expect to retire well before they reach State Pension age
Prudential renews sponsorship of RideLondon
Prudential, the inaugural sponsor of RideLondon, has extended its sponsorship of the world's greatest festival of cycling for a further three years. up to and i
Family financial planning is the future, say advisers
Pension freedoms will increase demand from couples and families for financial planning
Let's talk about...anything but money
One in five couples aged 40+ have never discussed retirement planning
Accountant tie-ups 'open new markets to advisers'
Expansion into advising major firms and company directors would be boosted by accountant links
UK Inheritance Tax Bill Tops £3 Billion
The average bill for an estate paying inheritance tax is over £170,000 - an annual increase of 3 per cent
Pension Freedoms Boost For Family Fortunes
One in four couples plan to use new rules to leave an inheritance to families
Taxes are one of life's certainties - even for pensioners
Over - 65s pay 11 per cent of the UK’s income tax, with an average bill of £3,258
Accountancy tie-ups add up for advisers
Over a quarter of advisers (29 per cent) believe their work with accountants will increase significantly over the next two years
Prudential launches Dynamic Focused Portfolio range
New range designed to target different levels of risk and potential return for investors
Over-55s are planning more than three million future property deals
Only one in seven are planning a property deal as a direct result of pension freedoms
Prudential Apprentices Graduate
38 young people successfully 'graduate' as Prudential apprentices in 2015
Revealed - What's really on the bucket lists of Britain's over-55s?
Seeing the Northern Lights comes top of the post-55 bucket list
Prudential and ICAEW Financial Services Faculty highlight opportunities for integrated advice.
Prudential plans UK-wide series of seminars starting in September
One in five return to work after reaching state pension age
Retired jobseekers want to keep mentally active as well as increasing their income in retirement.
Senior appointments at Prudential Portfolio Management Group Ltd.
Prudential Portfolio Management Group Limited (PPMG) has appointed two new members to its senior management team.
Mind the generation gap! 45 to 55 year olds expect to retire on a fifth less than this year's retirees
The next generation of retirees expect to retire on around £14,000 a year compared with this year’s retirees who expect an income of £17,000
Prudential Assurance Company Limited Announcement
Prudential Assurance Company Limited (PAC) today announces that Clive Adamson has been appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director
Pensioner households pay enough tax to buy a brand new car each year
The amount of tax paid annually by the average retired household in the UK is enough to buy Britain’s cheapest brand new car every year.
Prudential confirms PruFund Expected Growth Rates
Funds under management increased by £1 billion in Q1 2015 to £12.6 billion
Rising Women's earnings shave nine months off the wait for their millionaire payday
A woman on average income will be over 69 years old before banking £1 million in total earnings
More than one in seven set to retire in 2015 with no pension
One in six will retire in 2015 with expected income below the minimum income standard for a single pensioner.
Divorce can cost £2,100 a year in lost retirement income
Annual expected retirement income of £15,700 for divorcees compared with £17,800 for those who’ve never been divorced
Clients at risk from unregulated providers
Nearly two out of five advisers are concerned their clients could be targeted
Over a third of retirees provide financial support to family but many expect to leave inheritance
More than a third of people planning to retire this year provide financial support to family members
Pensions Freedom will boost advice opportunities
Two out of five advisers believe Pension Wise will drive enquiries
One in three retiring this year haven't heard of the Pension changes due on 6 April
Almost one in three people (32 per cent) intending to retire this year are unaware of the changes to pension rules taking effect from 6 April
Prudential launches 2015 Apprentice Programme
£4.1 million investment in high quality, work-based training programme for young people
Women expect to retire on £4,800 a year less than men - but the pension gender gap is shrinking
Women retiring in 2015 expect a retirement income 25 per cent lower than men
‘Pre-tirement’ becomes the new norm as people continue to put off taking their pension
For a fifth consecutive year at least one in five retirees say they don’t feel ready to give up work yet
More than one million higher rate taxpayers missing out on £1 billion in tax relief
Almost one in four higher earners make no pension contributions
IFAs tip FTSE 100 to rally in 2015
Advisers predominately anticipate modest gains for the FTSE 100 in 2015
Expected Retirement Income Hits A Six-Year High
Prudential's 'Class of 2015' retirement research shows increase in average expected UK retirement income to £17,000 a year - eight per cent increase on 2014
Head of research appointed at Prudential Portfolio Management Group Ltd.
The Prudential Portfolio Management Group Limited (PPMG) has appointed David Shairp to its senior team in a newly created role as head of research.
M&G Prudential to demerge from Prudential plc
M&G Prudential to float as an independent company on the London Stock Exchange
Transfer of annuity policies to Rothesay Life
Some Prudential annuity policies will be transferring to Rothesay Life
Inheritance Plans of This Year’s Retirees Dented by Family Financial Support of £60,000
Only 28 per cent of those retiring this year think they will be able to afford to leave an inheritance
Prudential PLC – 2015 Full year results (PDF)
We have delivered a strong performance in 2015 and continue to grow across our key metrics.
Devon tops the League Table of Pensioner Wellbeing
Want to know where you'll retire? Have a look at the job you're doing now and it will give you a clue.
Prudential recruits 21 apprentices in Scotland
Leading insurer Prudential is set to welcome 21 new apprentices onto its apprenticeship programme in Scotland in 2015.
Prudential launches new Dynamic Growth Funds and lifestyling options for corporate pensions customers
Five new funds added to corporate pension fund range
Prudential PLC Full Year 2014 Results
Prudential Continues To Deliver Strong Growth In a Challenging Environment And Rebases Dividend Upwards
Prudential UK appoints Lawrence Churchill CBE as inaugural Chair of new Independent Governance Committee
Prudential UK ("Prudential") has announced today the appointment of Lawrence Churchill CBE as the inaugural Chair of its new Independent Governance Committee
Prudential continues to deliver consistently strong with-profits returns for policyholders
Strong annualised post-tax returns for policyholders over the medium to long-term
One in five planning to retire this year will have debts
'Class of 2015' study shows those entering retirement with debts have an average of £21,800 outstanding
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