19th January 2019

Flexi access pension

Due to new legislation that was implemented in April 2015, when you get to 55, you can take the whole of your pension pot as cash in a lump sum. However, there are disadvantages in doing so, namely you may […]
5th December 2018

Care home fees: the battle between parents and their children

Long-term care isn’t something many people want to think about or plan for. Unfortunately, if you avoid thinking about it and then you need long-term care, it can put a strain on your finances. Quite often at Rockwood, we work […]
19th November 2018

Can I cash in my pension before 50?

Can I cash in my pension before 50? We all want financial security in our retirement but there are times when cashing in a pension, or part of a pension, early would make sense. But can you cash in a […]
3rd November 2018

Work until you drop: get the most from your pension even if you don’t retire

The UK workforce is getting older and it’s predicted that by 2020, one-third of the workforce will be over 50. Many private pensions can be accessed at 55, yet more and more people are working way beyond this age. In […]