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Whilst the travel industry is celebrating the lifting of many restrictions on overseas trips, rental holidays for commercial property in pensions are going in the other direction.

Pension scammers have attempted to con 14% of the UK adult population, equivalent to 7.6m adults, a new study has found.

Pension savers are nine times more likely to accept advice from a pension scammer online than they would in person, according to new research from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Nearly 70% of DB transfers went ahead when contingent charging was used compared to less than 28% when non-contingent charging was applied, according to a Freedom of Information request.

Complaints about pensions dropped 69.3% year on year between April 2020 and March 2021, but complaints about investments increased 2.4% over the same period, according to a new complaints data report.

The scaling back of lockdown restrictions is boosting consumer personal finance confidence with one in seven expecting to increase pension contributions in the next year.

Major workplace pensions provider NOW: Pensions is to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and an expanded sustainable investment strategy in a major shift towards ESG investments.

You may have seen headlines recently about the pension savings “crisis” hitting the self-employed. According to the latest Financial Resources survey from the DWP only 18% of working-age adults that are self-employed are currently participating in a pension. This is compared to 75% of employees of the same age.

Defined benefit pension (DB transfer) activity feel to the lowest level since September 2020 in April but red flag cases rose to a three-month high.

The take up of Pension Wise appointments remains stubbornly low and the FCA’s recent paper “The stronger nudge to pensions guidance” is the latest in a line of initiatives designed to increase take-up.

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