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        Budget 2014: What do people really know?

        Professional Adviser | 11 Nov 2014 | 16:23

        George Osborne announced unprecedented changes to pensions in March, but what do people really know about their new retirement freedoms? Axa Wealth took the question to consumers...

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        Is there a growing need for financial advice?

        Axa Wealth put it to the public: with the changes to pensions at Budget 2014, how important is financial advice?

        Professional Adviser | 11 Nov 2014 | 16:13
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        Will people really blow their pension savings?

        Much has been said and written about retirees' intentions in the wake of the pension freedoms announced at Budget 2014. So Axa Wealth took to the streets to ask them...

        Professional Adviser | 11 Nov 2014 | 16:01

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