What will my retirement look like?

What will my retirement look like?

There is no doubt that the earlier you start contributing regularly towards a pension pot, the more savings you could have for your retirement. But how can you determine the amount of funding you will need? Have you put enough by to satisfy that bucket list? Will you...
Your pension: the good, the bad and the tax

Your pension: the good, the bad and the tax

The subject of tax is a topic many people tend to shy away from. Apart from it being a very dry subject, it can be immensely complex. But perhaps most of all it is forever perceived as the ultimate reason why our hard-earned cash is reduced before we have a chance to...
How do my pension options change at 55?

How do my pension options change at 55?

Here’s the good news: things get a whole lot more interesting with your pension pot when you reach the age of 55. Now that is something both to look forward to and plan for as you approach the retirement zone. Thanks to the pension freedoms, introduced by the...
The State Pension: Is it enough to live on?

The State Pension: Is it enough to live on?

You only have to look at current State Pension rates to see that it is unlikely to be able to compete with average salaries. So, if when you retire you rely on just the State Pension as a source of income, will you have enough to live on? Perhaps realistically the...
Is Portafina a reputable company?

Is Portafina a reputable company?

Established in 2009, Portafina is an FCA-regulated financial adviser with a rating of 4.78 out of 5 on reviews.co.uk. We specialise in pensions and retirement planning, and we currently manage over £½ billion in pension savings for our clients. Every 1 hour and 6...