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Personal Pensions| Aug 22, 2014

Ssas set to be revolutionised by ‘fit and proper’ rules

Rules designed to prevent pensions liberation likely to increase fiduciary oversight, says Dentons.

Sipps & Ssas| Aug 22, 2014

‘Medium risk’ of FSCS interim levy due to Sipp complaints

“In the life and pensions intermediation sector there is a risk because of Sipp provider claims”, FSCS boss says.

Personal Pensions| Aug 21, 2014

AJ Bell predicts pension liberty will be curtailed

Firm criticises government’s “gung ho” approach to ‘at retirement’ reforms.

Personal Pensions| Aug 21, 2014

Ombudsman delays pension liberation decisions again

“Pension liberation cases that we are looking at need very careful consideration”, Ombudsman says.

From Regulation| Aug 21, 2014

Cap to cause pension providers to pull out: Deloitte

Commentators and consultants question whether extra costs arising from DC scheme cap will be passed onto employers and employees.

Pensions| Aug 20, 2014

Budget changes boosting retiree risk appetite

Risk profiling requests from 60 to 64-year olds dominate customer enquiries.

From Your Industry| Aug 20, 2014

Ashley Law could recover £1m+ from advisers after review

One adviser says cost of reviewing 10 cases plus compensation will leave him with £20,000 bill.

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 Sipp Charges

Charges can be taken in a number of ways by a Sipp operator but recently advisers have been up in arms about exit fees.

Special Reports

Retirement: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

FTAdviser Blog

When the levy breaks: advisers in line to be hit again

Week in Brief: Pensions continue to dominate headlines with pension transfer review costs in the spotlight.

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 - June 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

How the FCA saved smaller Sipps - or at least some of them

Week in Brief: Sipps cap ad confirmed, first simplified product launched and Sesame reveals all is still not well.

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

Equity Release - June 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

Five things I learned from FCA Sipps cap ad paper

The £100bn Sipp market gets confirmation of updates to capital adequacy requirements and allowed assets.

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Sipps & Ssas| Aug 20, 2014

Xafinity freezes Sipp fees as advisers report hikes

Research by the firm shows that 62 per cent are of advisers are seeing a rise in set up fees.

Personal Pensions| Aug 20, 2014

Altus calls for mandatory open standards for pensions

Pensions transfer firm argues open standards would lower costs while increasing coverage and efficiency.

Personal Pensions| Aug 20, 2014

Average retirement now lasts 20 years: Prudential

Those living 20 years in retirement looking for an average income of £15,800 will need a £121,000 pension pot.

Personal Pensions| Aug 19, 2014

Zurich to launch ‘flexi-access’ drawdown proposition

Insurance giant says prior to Budget changes it “always intended to introduce a flexible drawdown facility”.

Personal Pensions| Aug 19, 2014

Regulator forces £184m Lehmans pension settlement

The Pension Regulator claims settlement payment will be the largest sum paid to a scheme as a result of its actions.

Annuities| Aug 19, 2014

Hargreaves launches no advice low-cost drawdown plan

Drawdown plan available to pension investors for as little as £75 plus Vat.

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