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Podcast: How to get the pensions conversation started

Podcast: How to get the pensions conversation started

Young people and the self-employed have been hit the hardest over the pandemic, with their pensions and savings contributions suffering as a result.

The economic effect of the pandemic is obviously a core concern for many people, despite studies showing that young people and the self-employed are fully aware of the need to start saving as early as possible, and to keep this habit going as long as possible.

But when it comes to pension provision, are the current products available suitable for all generations?

Is the current advice or perceived wisdom around pension planning as appropriate for someone aged 20 as it might be for someone in their 40s or 50s?

And why should it matter how old someone is when it comes to having a proper conversation about long-term retirement provision?

This latest FTAdviser In Focus podcast discusses all these topics - and more - to look at how advisers and the wider financial services industry can work together to help get more people into a good pensions saving habit now, to secure a good financial future.

Joining Simoney Kyriakou, senior editor of FTAdviser, on this podcast are: Saksha Menezes, intern for FTAdviser; Sir Steve Webb, partner at LCP; and Robert Cochran, senior corporate pensions specialist for Scottish Widows.

To listen to the full podcast, click on the link above.