Once you’ve decided to start saving for retirement, you need to choose how to do so. Pensions have a number of important advantages that will make your savings grow more rapidly than might otherwise be the case. Following the biggest reforms to pensions in recent times, whilst the ability to unlock pension pots is attractive you also need to understand the tax implications of doing this and accept the risk of ensuring that the funds built up are managed effectively to ensure that they last for life, however long that may be, and don’t rely on the State Pension to keep you going in retirement. The maximum basic State Pension is £155.65 per week (effective from 6 April 2016).
From 1st November 2020 onwards, Architas fund names will change to reflect that they will now be managed by Liontrust