Investor Views: “Will Our Property Provide a Pension?”

Private investor Allison Shearsman has left it late to start a pension, but she’s hoping rising house prices will bail her out

Emma Simon 29 June, 2017 | 2:51PM
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Allison Shearsman admits that she ‘has left it late’ to start a pension. Shearsman, who is in her late 40s says she only really started saving in the last couple of years.

She says: “Neither myself, nor my husband have built up any significant pensions savings. Until fairly recently we never had the option of saving in a pension through work.”

Shearsman says she previously worked for a magazine publishing company. “For a number of years I was on fixed-term contracts so didn’t get access to their pension scheme.” Her husband works in retail, for a smaller company – which has only recently started to offer staff a pension.

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