Leek United’s retirement planning for all ages…

24 Sep 2019 09:08
Published by: Scott Callan

Leek United is launching a two-week campaign to help people in Cheshire plan for retirement – whatever their age…

A series of Pension Open Days have been organised by the Society during October in an effort to highlight the importance of making proper financial provision for later life.

The no-obligation pension ‘health check’ drop-in sessions with a qualified Independent Financial Adviser from Wren Sterling* will be held on selected dates between 7 and 17 October at local Leek United branches in Congleton and Macclesfield.

“There has never been a more important time than now for people to ensure that their planning for retirement is on the right track,” said John Kelly, Leek United’s Operations Director.

“The harsh reality is that for many people approaching retirement, the state pension will simply not be enough to maintain the lifestyle they’ve been used to while they’ve been working.

“When we also factor in longer life expectancy and recent proposals that the state pension age should rise to 70 by 2028 and 75 by 2035, it’s obvious that every one of us needs to plan for our financial future sooner rather than later.”

Leek United’s Pension Open Days coincide with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s (CISI) Financial Planning Week (7-11 October), a national initiative to help improve the financial fitness of the UK public.

They also follow hot on the heels of Pension Awareness Day, a national initiative held on 15 September and aimed at alerting the nation that it is not saving enough for retirement.

“The Open Days are for people of all ages – from younger people for whom retirement seems a long way off, to those in their mid-50s who may have begun to think seriously about the day they can give up work – who may not yet have made any provision towards a pension of their own,” continued John.

“Our central message to everyone is that it’s never too late – or too early – to improve or start your pension planning and prepare for the retirement lifestyle you hope for and deserve.”

The Society’s Pension Open Days in Cheshire are being held on: Thursday, 10 October (Congleton) and Monday, 14 October (Macclesfield).

For more details of the no-obligation pension health check sessions, visit: https://www.leekunited.co.uk/financial-planning/pension-health-checks/


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