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InterviewfromPersonal Pensions| Nov 21, 2014

Ernst & Young in talks on pension ‘bank account’

Director reveals discussions with “technology partner” and says solution “is certainly possible... for April.”

From Your Industry| Nov 21, 2014

Aviva lines up £5.6bn Friends Life buyout

Deal would create UK’s largest insurance and savings business, says Aviva.

Annuities| Nov 21, 2014

Drawdown pot size tumbles again as sales soar

External and enhanced annuity sales drop, while internal sales remain stable.

Pensions| Nov 21, 2014

Regulator shuts down £134m schemes charging 11% fees

Five connected liberation schemes had received transfers from more than 1,400 individuals.

From Regulation| Nov 21, 2014

Five key themes from this week’s news

Pensions changes misrepresented, FCA sounds conciliatory tone, and Fundsnetwork breaks ranks.

Pensions| Nov 21, 2014

Pension lump sum tool launched amid delay concerns

Providers not offering income drawdown must prepare to be able to give retirees access, firm claims.

Pensions| Nov 20, 2014

Labour voted down on ‘scrutiny clause’ for pension tax bill

Opposition had sought to force Treasury into regular publication of its analysis on bill’s impact.

Analysis & Opinion
Pension reforms: Risk vs ‘responsibility’

Ashley WassallonRegulation| Nov 14, 2014

Pension reforms: Risk vs ‘responsibility’

Consumer Panel solution is to take advice to benefit from claims protection - because then you can eat your cake and have it too.

Get your disclaimers ready - and prepare for the claims down the line.

Gill CardyonPersonal Pensions| Nov 12, 2014

Make sure you know ins and outs of AE – or else

Either get involved and make very sure you know what you are doing, or steer well clear.

Tony Hazellon| Nov 05, 2014

Where were you all? IFAs absent from pensions bill debate

Why did MPs fail to call those who will deliver advice?

Jon CudbyonAnnuities| Oct 24, 2014

Pension versatility should be exciting, not frightening

Already the humble pension can offer access to just about every aspect of a financial plan.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Annuities Post-Pension Freedoms

How did the Budget shake up annuities in particular, and how are these products are set to change?

Special Reports

Self-Invested Personal Pensions - October 2014

This October’s Money Management Sipp survey

FTAdviser Blog

Post-Thoresen ABI must change the industry message

The association thought they had a man the government would listen to when he joined in 2011.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Retirement Income Options post-Budget

Many headlines in the aftermath of the Budget concentrated on the fantastic freedom and choice being introduced.

Special Reports

Retirement: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

FTAdviser Blog

Like it or not, the pension ‘credit card’ is coming

News Review: We are edging closer to pensions working like bank accounts, but is this really what was intended?

Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Liberation

Any scheme which offers money from a pension fund before minimum pension age should ring alarm bells.

Special Reports

Retirement - June 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

Don’t take the state pension for granted

Regarding the number of NI years needed to get a full state pension, we are actually moving back in time.

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From Insurance| Nov 20, 2014

Insurers highlight increased longevity issues

Official statistics show life expectancy for those aged 65 has increased by almost two years over the last decade.

From Insurance| Nov 20, 2014

Half of UK will spend £177k before reaching new care cap

Insurer warns people may have to sell their home to afford elderly care costs.

Pensions| Nov 19, 2014

End of ‘Soviet’ pensions will boost saving: minister

David Gauke calls on industry to provide ‘vital link’ between parliamentarians and public.

Pensions| Nov 19, 2014

Involuntarily jobless must be helped: report

Report argues more must be done to keep people older than 50 in the workforce

Personal Pensions| Nov 19, 2014

‘McDonalds Diploma’ MP to launch digital guidance service

Mark Hoban promises service ‘will not step on IFAs’ toes’, as it will not provide detailed advice

Pensions| Nov 19, 2014

Napf demands more from government on DC pension reform

Industry body also calls on regulators to develop better guidance for schemes in the run up to reforms.

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