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Sipps & Ssas| Oct 31, 2014

Platforms to have 75% of self-invested pension market

Sales of platform and ‘restricted’ Sipps surging, while sales of traditional bespoke offerings actually fell.

Pensions| Oct 31, 2014

Survey shows almost half of retirees will seek advice

Many said they would use next year’s pension freedoms to move money into savings accounts.

Sipps & Ssas| Oct 31, 2014

FCA warns on multi-million pound Sipp transfer scheme

At least 60-100 investors have invested as much as £3-4m.

Pensions| Oct 31, 2014

Pensions bill committee calls for evidence

Written submissions must be made before 20 November.

From Regulation| Oct 30, 2014

Schemes will have to disclose transaction costs: FCA

Regulator expects Nest to benefit from pension scheme cap.

Pensions| Oct 30, 2014

British public lacks understanding of pension reforms

The majority of Britons do not understand the changes to pension rules, increasing their risk of becoming victims of pension scams, according to a...

Personal Pensions| Oct 30, 2014

‘Bringing drawdown to the masses’ now key challenge: report

“A crucial consideration for the products of the future must be simplicity”, says Apfa director general.

Analysis & Opinion
Pension versatility should be exciting, not frightening

Jon Cudbyon| 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.

Pensions now have the opportunity to offer just about everything a consumer might want to do with a financial plan

Ashley WassallonAnnuities| Oct 24, 2014

Is it ‘fair’ to unpick billions’ worth of annuities?

I find it hard to disagree with the sentiment that the industry has brought these consequences on itself.

Tony Hazellon| Oct 23, 2014

Let people manage their own money

Are advisers really helping their clients?

Kevin O'Donnellon| Oct 22, 2014

Pot luck pension reforms

Pensions are not savings, but treating them as such can only lead to disaster

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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

Self-Invested Personal Pensions - October 2014

This October’s Money Management Sipp survey

FTAdviser Blog

Advisers may not have hiked fees enough

Fear of clients walking away could be forcing advisers to swallow increasing cost burden.

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: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

FTAdviser Blog

Back to good old fashioned adviser bashing

News Review: Advice is becoming more important, but clearly there remains little appetite to talk the sector up.

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 - June 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

Reform rush has industry in a spin over freedoms

Week in brief: Treasury confirms draft rules and FCA lines up guidance policy, as advisers ‘hide behind their desks’.

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Personal Pensions| Oct 30, 2014

Falling pensions bounce back up

Auto-enrolment has reversed a long-term decline in workplace pension take-ups, government statistics suggest.

Pensions| Oct 30, 2014

Nest rival calls for restriction removal clarity

People’s Pension suggests an independent body to take responsibility for overseeing the pensions market.

Sipps & Ssas| Oct 29, 2014

Judicial review fight over FCA rules divides market

Majority of respondents in Amps survey described new rules as “flawed but acceptable”.

Pensions| Oct 29, 2014

Labour dispels fears of unwinding pension changes

New rules will go to a public bill committee for consideration.

Pensions| Oct 29, 2014

Regulator issues first wave of auto-enrolment fines

Fixed penalties of £400 handed out to three employers for not meeting duties.

From Your Industry| Oct 29, 2014

Standard Life platform assets under administration up 15%

Standard Life sees annuity sales plummet 55 per cent.

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