There’s no better time to sit down and review your finances than in January. If you haven’t already, make use of the Retirement Planner tool in your BeeHive to set your pension goals and plan for a happy retirement. As the saying goes, ‘the best day to start investing was yesterday, the second best day? Today!’
How are financial markets performing?
2022 was officially the worst year in global markets since the 2008 financial crisis. In UK stock markets, the FTSE 250 Index fell by almost 1% in December, bringing the 2022 performance close to -20%. In US stock markets, the S&P 500 Index fell by almost 4% in December, bringing the 2022 performance close to -20%.
For a more in-depth look at current market performances, read What happened to pensions in December 2022? And for your plan’s performance, read How PensionBee’s plans are performing in 2022 (as at Q3).
Remember that your pension is a long-term investment when considering short-term performance. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. As with all investments, capital is at risk.
Behind-the-scenes at PensionBee
Our new Refer a friend scheme’s here!
You can now receive £100 (£80 + £20 tax top up) into your pension when you refer a friend! All you have to do is share your unique referral link, which can also be found in your BeeHive under ‘Account’ and then ‘Refer a friend’. Once your friend has opened an account and added £100 or more to their pension, you can claim your £100 reward.
Series Two of The Pension Confident Podcast
In December, we wrapped up Series One of The Pension Confident Podcast, and are thrilled to see our iTunes rating at 4.7/5. If you haven’t already, why not rate us on whichever platform you listen to our podcast on? We’re excited to announce that we’ll be back at the end of January with a brand new series to help you make the most of your finances (here’s a sneak peek of what to expect in Series Two)!
The PensionBee Roadshow’s back
Thanks to everyone who joined us in London for the launch of our PensionBee Roadshow back in October. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be continuing our Roadshow this spring, visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton and Glasgow! It’s our mission to help you save for a happy retirement so all attendees will receive a £25 pension contribution (£20 + £5 tax top up) to add a little honey to your pot. You can register your interest here to take part in a PensionBee Roadshow near you.
Over 55? Try out regular withdrawals
Our new regular withdrawal feature provides you with greater control over how, and when, you can take your retirement income from age 55 (57 from 2028). If you’re eligible for pension withdrawals, and want to try our new feature, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re always working on new features to make our customers happy so if you have any ideas or suggestions, please email email@example.com or let us know on social media.