The Pensions Policy Institute released a report on retirement income today, suggesting that pensions may be insufficient to achieve the quality of life that pensioners desire or require.
The PPI research director, Chris Curry, had this to say
“Many median earners who contribute to DC [defined contribution] pensions at average levels of 10 per cent of salary are unlikely to have sufficient state and private pension income to achieve a desired standard of living in retirement.”
As many equity release experts have been saying in recent years, traditional retirement financing faces many challenges. However, UK pensioners can remain very optimistic in rising to the challenge. Many are sitting on large amounts of equity in their homes. A change in perspective can often find new ways to meet the demands of modern life. Equity Release can now be seen as a first-choice tool in financial planning.