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Great British Retirement Survey 2020: launch date announced

6th October 2020 14:00

Myron Jobson from interactive investor


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You are invited to join interactive investor for the virtual launch of the event on 19 October 2020.


What a difference a year makes. When we launched our inaugural Great British Retirement Survey last year, we drew one of the most detailed portraits ever seen of the retirement landscape in the UK.

This year the numbers are even more impressive. Working in collaboration with global market research consultancy CoreData, we handled responses from more than 12,000 adults at all stages of the retirement journey.

You are invited to join interactive investor for the virtual launch of the Great British Retirement Survey 2020, at 3pm on 19 October 2020.

 To sign up for the event, email and we will send you log-in details. Register by 13 October 2020 and we will send you afternoon tea for the occasion (please let us know if you have any dietary requirements).

The results will paint a detailed regional picture of the UK – both in the run-up to and during retirement. Ever wondered which region has the most money left over at the end of the month? Then there’s the region most likely to look after grandchildren, or have written a will, or actually look forward to retirement? All will be revealed.

 Key overall findings for discussion include:

  • Generation bailout: the increase in parents helping their children financially this year
  • The dream of relocating in retirement lives on
  • Covid-19 has sabotaged pension plans
  • Unexpected life events wreck the pension plans of too many (from divorce, illness and more) and women are more likely to be affected
  • Anxiety about stock markets has escalated
  • Financial scams are widespread, and most victims are left out of pocket
  • Many couples still can’t talk to each other openly about money – and many have a ‘runaway fund’ – with some interesting regional variations
  • Pensions were not discussed in most divorcees’ settlements
  • Long-term care costs are a widespread concern for retired people
  • Investors are in the dark about ethical investing
  • The gender retirement gap
  • Passing on of wealth – the difficult balancing act for retirees

The event will be chaired by interactive investor’s Head of PR Jemma Jackson, with an introduction from ii CEO Richard Wilson. Other presentations will be from Moira O’Neill, Head of Personal Finance, Myron Jobson, Personal Finance Campaigner, and Rebecca O’Connor, who joins ii as Head of Pensions and Savings later this month from Royal London.

To register for the 3pm event on 19 October 2020, please email and we will send you log-in details.



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