How the PPF supported me to start my own business

Ex-Woolworths employee, now businessman, Brian Bower, tells PP about his PPF experience

James Phillips
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PPF member Brian Bower
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PPF member Brian Bower

The collapse of Woolworths in 2008/09 was, for many, a symbol of the toll of the global financial crisis on high street retailers.

But for Brian Bower, it was the end of his long and sole career, with his lone pension entitlement also in the mix just a few years out from retirement. However, thanks to the Pension Protection...

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