Can you trust the state pension system as more blunders emerge? TiM podcast
Can you trust the state pension system as more blunders emerge? This is Money podcast
You’d like to imagine that when it came to the state pension, you’d be dealing with a more robust system than the ones that deliver the average customer service nightmare.
Savers could be forgive for questioning whether that was the case after a string of recent blunders.
First we had the underpaid women’s state pensions scandal, now we have the pension top-ups system creaking at the seams, at the same time as it turns out there may be a serious problem with the records of those who have received Universal Credit.
The common thread running through exposing these problems has been This is Money’s pension and investing editor Tanya Jefferies and retirement columnist Steve Webb. They have worked tirelessly to help those affected and bring these issues to light.
This week, we had a state pension double header of news with an admission of the problems over Universal Credit and the Government finally extending the deadline for boosting state pension via top-ups.
On this podcast episode, Tanya talks us through the problems and discusses what they mean for people, with Georgie Frost and Simon Lambert.
Also, the team talk about why you should put your savings in a cash Isa, where to find the best ones and why transfers might be the most important thing you can do.
Plus, who are the Dividend Heroes, what have they got to do with the Rolling Stones and what can we learn from them on long-term investing?
And finally, rising interest rates have severely hampered the amount of mortgage a monthly payment can buy, so, could you afford your home now?
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