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Pensions & SIPPs

How to invest a £500,000 pension for income

By Katie Morley , 03 July 2014

Half a million pounds sounds like a lot, but you need to be careful how you invest it if you want to maintain a good quality of life in retirement.

How to invest a £500,000 pension for income

How to use Isas to improve your pension drawdown income

Drawdown investors can use their basic rate tax bands to the maximum and invest the surplus in Isas to improve overall income. Here's an example of how it's done.


Time to look to Europe

David Stevenson reports on the recent performance of his Sipp portfolio and explains why he's considering making some big changes

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