Guide to pensions for women
The gender pension gap and how to avoid it
Women are currently facing a pension crisis. On average they have £100,000 less than men in their pension pots when they retire - the biggest gap in a decade.
In this guide we take a look at:
- Why women's pensions are falling short of men's
- How women can start taking more control of their future
- Ways to fill the gap, whatever your age
We wrote this guide to give you useful information about pension savings and financial planning, but it's not personal advice. Please consider taking advice if unsure. If you choose to invest, just remember that all investments can go down as well as up in value, so you could get back less than you put in. You can’t normally access money in a pension until age 55 (57 from 2028). Pension and tax rules can change, and any benefits depend on your circumstances.