Managing your pension

Don’t bury your head in the sand when it comes to building your pension. Here, we look at the issues you simply can't ignore.

Shop around for the best Pension Funds
  • Browse all Pension Funds available through your pension provider
  • Filter by performance, holdings and sectors to narrow down your selection
  • View up to four fund information pages side by side


Moneywise offers a comparison tool that will help you to find the best performing funds within seconds.

Shop around for the best annuity rate
  • Obtain quotes from a number of leading annuity providers
  • Shop around for a better annuity rate without the need for a financial adviser
  • Possibility of receiving an 'enhanced’ annuity depending on your medical situation


The Moneywise Compare Annuities service is provided by Just Retirement Solutions Limited. Moneywise Publishing Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative to Just Retirement Solutions Limited.

  • Buying an annuity can take a matter of seconds, but with rates varying greatly, it pays to invest some time choosing the best possible one.

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    Our expert advises a reader on his retirement objectives and weighs up the pros and cons of various pension options.

  • pension in dictionary

    If you've got more than one pension it could make sense to bring them all together into one big pot, says Faith Glasgow.

  • cup of tea top-up

    One of our pension experts advises a Moneywise reader who is unsure whether to stick with their civil service pension scheme or look to invest money elsewhere.

  • eggs in basket

    A self-invested personal pension offers a wide range of investments, but you should be careful not to pay for what you don't need, suggests Ceri Jones.

  • Crossroads

    Should you take the inducements on offer to leave a pension scheme or sit tight and hope? A proactive mindset will help. Sam Barrett looks at the options.

  • Stop clock

    As the end of the tax year approaches, many people must act fast if they wish to draw pension benefits. Ceri Jones explains all - and offers some more pension planning tips.

  • Man scanning horizon

    A Moneywise reader wants to know the secret to hunting out the best annuities - IFA Francis Klonowski offers his advice.

  • Question mark

    To encourage us to put more into our pensions, eligible workers will be automatically enrolled into a new workplace pension called a personal account from 2012. But will these accounts encourage...

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    The government has proposed new rules to help more women qualify for a state pension. However, the measures have been condemned as 'window dressing'. Rob Griffin investigates what people's options...