Our 10 most popular blog posts this year

Our 10 most popular blog posts this yearTowards the end of each year we like to review the past twelve months before we look forward to the New Year.

A review of our website statistics revealed our 10 most popular blog posts this year.

Budget 2015: Lifetime allowance cut

One of the two big pension announcements in the Budget was a cut to the pension lifetime allowance.

The lifetime allowance will be cut from £1.25m to £1m from 6th April 2016. This move is expected to raise £600m a year for the Treasury.

Why do you deserve to win this award?

Martin recounted his interview with the judging panel for the Money Marketing Financial Services Awards 2015, where Informed Choice was shortlisted for Best Retirement Adviser along with five other firms.

Informed Choice aims to fill advice gap with innovative Robo-Adviser solution 

One of our most popular blog posts this year was a video we created to introduce an innovative new roboadviser solution.

This post coincided with 1st April and was of course an April Fools Day joke.

Autumn Statement date announced

When a date for the Autumn Statement was announced, we posted this short blog confirming the details.

Cranleigh Parish Boundary Challenge

One of the charity events we were pleased to support this year was the inaugural Cranleigh Parish Boundary Challenge.

BBC care calculator & care spending cuts

Our blog about the BBC cost of care project, which found that spending on care for older people has been cut by a fifth over the course of the past decade.

Accessing cash in defined benefit pensions

This was of course the year of pension freedoms and one aspect of this new flexibility which resulted in a lot of enquiries for the Informed Choice team was accessing cash in defined benefit pensions. We outlined our approach to advice in this area.

23 and Me

Martin wrote about his experience with personal genetics testing company 23 and me, and the results of his own genome testing.

Premium Bonds maximum investment increased to £50,000

There was some good news for savers from ERNIE, as the Premium Bonds maximum investment was increased from £40,000 to £50,000 at the start of June.

Why are IFAs recommending multi asset funds?

Some research on the number of independent financial advisers recommending multi-asset funds formed the basis of this popular blog post, which allowed us to share our own approach to delivering suitable investment advice.

What would you like us to write about in 2016? Do get in touch to let us know.


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