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Gill Cardyon| Jul 31, 2014

Auto-enrolment is the future for advisers

I spent much of June preparing for a recent seminar we were running on auto-enrolment.

Personal Pensions| Jul 31, 2014

Transaction costs in charge cap ‘would be a disaster’

Earlier this year pensions minister Steve Webb announced there would be a 0.75 cap on charges from April 2015.

Personal Pensions| Jul 31, 2014

Audit of £30bn high-cost pensions to report by end of year

Data collected over the summer will be reviewed, with recommendations expected in December.

Annuities| Jul 31, 2014

Scottish Widows to launch new at-retirement products

Profits 18 per cent down over the first half of the year, as £100m cost of DWP charge cap bites.

Personal Pensions| Jul 29, 2014

FCA warns IFA firms over poor ETV advice

FCA to tackle poor due diligence by advisers when recommending pension transfers

Personal Pensions| Jul 29, 2014

FCA should force providers to ask ‘health questions’

Annuity software specialist says Pica will pitch for tender to run Money Advice Service adviser directory.

Sipps & Ssas| Jul 29, 2014

Capital rules to hit bespoke Sipps fees and flexibility

Sipp operators agree that the cost of running bespoke self-invested pensions are set to increase.

Analysis & Opinion
Budget brings happy days back for advisers

Jeff PrestridgeonAnnuities| Apr 02, 2014

Budget brings happy days back for advisers

Osborne’s liberalisation of pensions will give advisers chance to demonstrate their financial know-how.

Pensions can once again assume the mantle of being the saver’s best friend – a position that Isas had threatened to take.

Tony Hazellon| Apr 03, 2014

Radical pensions reforms thrusts advisers into spotlight

Pensions advice becomes crucial.

Gill Cardyon| Apr 03, 2014

Providers have been playing fast and loose with annuities

It is no coincidence that annuities are provided by long-term life assurance businesses rather than the short-term insurance markets.

InterviewfromPersonal Pensions| Apr 03, 2014

Firing Line: Steve Herbert

Melanie Tringham talks to Jelf Group’s head of benefits strategy about the new spirit of co-operation in the employee benefits industry, dealing...

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Trivial Commutation post-Budget

Trivial commutation is an option for pension scheme members, which allows them to exchange small pensions for a taxable lump sum.

Special Reports

Retirement: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

FTAdviser Blog

Why should advisers pay a third of the guidance levy?

Week in Brief: Pensions flexibility, self-invested pensions, and a naughty network.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Income Drawdown post-Budget

It is vital that advisers understand what options could be available for their clients next year.

Special Reports

Retirement - June 2014

With annuitisation on its way out, will the insurance world adapt to the changing scene

FTAdviser Blog

Five things I’ve learned from the FCA guidance consultation

Regulator asks for input on guidance portion of the government’s at-retirement reforms.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Charges

The longer the pension plan has been in place, the wider the variation in charges can be.

Special Reports

Equity Release - June 2014

Predictions of the products imminent breakthrough have proved to be false dawns in the past.

UK Regulation

Five things the FSCS revealed about the industry

The FSCS reveals why picking through claims relating to investment advice is an increasingly tricky job in its annual report.

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From Regulation| Jul 29, 2014

FSCS finds four IFAs in default over Sipp transfers

Scheme “expects to see further similar failures going forward” in relation to IFAs giving transfer advice.

From Investments| Jul 29, 2014

JPMorgan pitches multi-asset funds as drawdown solution

Manager builds on US experience for UK adviser push ahead of at-retirement reforms.

Annuities| Jul 29, 2014

Advised annuity sales fall in post-Budget uncertainty

Monthly annuity sales have fallen 43.8 per cent due to deliberation in the market following the Budget.

Pensions| Jul 28, 2014

Adviser rails against life cos over contribution limits

Insurance company pension providers have set minimum contribution requirements for their services.

Personal Pensions| Jul 28, 2014

Aviva scraps drawdown charges in wake of Budget

Study previously showed range of one-off and annual fees can mean clients pay up to more than £4,000.

Annuities| Jul 25, 2014

Demand grows for blended retirement product

Advisers are split as to what impact the ‘guidance guarantee’ will have on their business.

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