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Angellica Bell to host podcast aimed at challenging retirement stereotypes and encouraging people to start planning

As a freelance broadcaster Angellica Bell knows the importance of planning for the future. In Rewirement, Angellica opens up the conversation on retirement in this eight-part podcast series, challenging the stereotypes on what we can achieve when we retire and looking at what we can all be doing to make sure we have a plan in place for when we enter the colourful world of retirement

27 May 2021

Full press release

  • No two retirements are the same and we all aspire to a retirement that’s healthy, happy, fulfilling and financially comfortable.
  • Rewirement, a podcast from Legal & General, explores how we can do that and talks to inspiring people who are on their way to achieving it.

Angellica talks to two retired individuals doing incredible things per episode, such as Mick the coal miner turned ski instructor and Jacky, who went from working for an airline to obtaining a Masters in Forensic Psychology in her 50s and now flourishing as a county councillor.

Each episode looks at a different area of retirement, such as how to keep mentally and physically fit, relocating later in life and an LGBTQ+ retirement. Angellica’s guests talk about how they opened a new chapter on their lives, changed their mindsets on retirement, the happiness it has given them and why there’s no limitations on what you can do later in life. A career change doesn’t have to be something reserved for the under-25s, nor does retirement have to be about puzzle mags and cups of tea.

While the opportunities are endless, the podcast highlights the importance of planning. Top financial experts break down the retirement facts, looking at everything from how not to retire – opportunities in the job sector for older people – to how coronavirus has affected retirement, and the reasons that have led to men having almost double in their pensions pots than women. As a conversation that needs to be had well in advance of retiring, listeners will get take away tips on what we can all be doing to make sure we have a plan in place.

Further information

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Millie Hyde-Smith

Director of PR and Content

Legal & General Retail

Notes to editors

Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with £1.2 trillion in total assets under management (as at FY23) of which c40% (circa £0.5 trillion) is international.

We have a highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. We are a leading international player in Institutional Retirement, in Retail Savings and Protection, and in both public and private markets through our Asset Management division. Across the Group, we are committed to responsible investing and dedicated to serving the long-term savings and investment needs of customers and society.

As at 7 June 2024, we estimate the Group’s Solvency II coverage ratio to be 224%.

As at 11 June 2024, Legal & General has a market capitalisation of £14.6 billion.

Legal & General Retail Retirement’s mission is to help its customers lead longer, healthier, happier lives. We believe everyone should be able to have a ‘more colourful retirement’. The Division comprises the Group’s retirement savings and income, later life lending and care solutions businesses. In 2020, LGRR wrote £910 million of annuity premiums and issued £791 million of lifetime and retirement interest only mortgages.

*at 31 Jun 2021