Week in review: Friday 10th April 2015

weekinreviewHappy New Tax Year! Easter Monday on 6th April was the start of the 2015/16 tax year AND ‘pension freedom day’.

Nick shared five tips (plus a bonus tip) for pension freedom day and earlier today we published our latest podcast episode where Martin interviewed independent pensions consultant Rachel Vahey about the new pension regime.

For all this and more, read on!


5 tips for Pension Freedom Day5 tips for pension freedom day

Nick shared five tips for people considering taking money out of their pension pots following the introduction of new pension freedom and choice rules. If in doubt, please speak to us with any questions.

Derek Paravicini Quartet at the Cranleigh Arts CentreDerek Paravicini Quartet at Cranleigh Arts Centre

Martin wrote about this Informed Choice sponsored event in aid of the Jigsaw Trust and World Autism Awareness Day. If you have a spare 20 minutes, please watch the TED Talk video in the blog; it’s incredible.

Your pension options explained in 3 minutesYour pension options explained in 3 minutes

Nick shares some love for an excellent three minute animation from Quietroom, explaining the new pension options in a very simple and effective format, in just 3 minutes!


Podcast 18 - Pension reform winners & losersEpisode 18 – Pension reform winners & losers with Rachel Vahey

In the latest episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin interviewed independent pensions consultant Rachel Vahey and talked to her about the potential winners and losers from the new pension reforms.


Informed Choice-UThis week we soft-launched Informed Choice-U; short (2-3 minute) daily videos explaining key personal finance and investing principles. Here are the first two episodes for your viewing pleasure.

ICU001 – Pound Cost Averaging

ICU002 – Budgeting


A better way of FSCS funding

Martin’s latest column for Money Marketing magazine looked at better funding options for the increasingly expensive and unfair Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Warning for pensioners in Surrey and Hampshire

Martin delivers a warning for pensioners in Surrey and Hampshire following the introduction of the new pension freedoms in this article for Eagle Radio. Don’t let the scammers get their hands on your pension cash!

Stocks and shares could now be a good deal for your ISA

Martin is quoted in this article in The Guardian suggesting an investment fund for a first time ISA investor.



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