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Legal & General launch new retirement podcast with Shirley Ballas

7 May 2020

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To help people get the most out of their money and retirement, Legal & General are launching the Rewirement podcast.

Legal & General has teamed up with Strictly Come Dancing Head Judge, Shirley Ballas, who as the host will bring her passion for embracing life as she gets older. Each fortnight, Shirley will be speaking to retirees and would-be retirees from across the nation to talk about what it means to retire in today’s world. Throughout the series, she’ll be joined by special guests from across the industry for a straight-talking, honest discussion about people’s experiences, hopes and expectations for retirement.

The first two episodes will be available to download on the 11th May. There’s a special one off which tackles your questions and concerns on COVID-19, and how it could impact your finances in retirement. The other episode is the first in the series to help you plan for retirement. We’ll be hearing from our guests and experts about their experiences and advice for transitioning into retirement.

The podcasts will be available to download on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Alternatively you can find more information here.

Meg Dickens: "This is a hugely exciting project to be involved in. We are creating a platform for people to talk openly and honestly about money, but also other important aspects of life in retirement – our health, feeling connected, contributing to society. With our Rewirement podcasts, we want to give retirees a voice to air their questions and their concerns, something we feel is particularly important in these strange and challenging times."
Shirley Ballas: "The Rewirement podcast series is allowing me to speak to some amazing people. They all have fascinating stories and show that there really is no blueprint for life in retirement.

Just as practice makes perfect on the dance floor, the same can be said when preparing for your retirement. While I’ll be leaving the scorecard at home, we all want to be able to score that perfect 10 when it comes to enjoying retirement, so I encourage everyone to tune into these podcasts!"

Tracy from Hove: "I’ve really enjoyed being able to talk to other people like me - who should probably be spending more time thinking about retirement, even if it seems a way off yet! It seemed daunting before but the chats we had on the podcast with Shirley and the others really helped me get my head round it all. And it was great to hear the tips and advice from people who have already retired and are really enjoying their new life."

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 management1 of which 40% is international. We have a unique and highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. Legal & General provides powerful asset origination and management capabilities directly to clients, which also underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions. We are a leading international player in Pension Risk Transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers and create value for our shareholders. Through inclusive capitalism, we are investing in long-term assets, such as real estate and infrastructure, that can help build a better society for the future.

1Data as at 31 December 2023.

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