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From Your Industry| 10:34

PwC appoints pensions director

New addition will be advising PwC’s global multinational clients on pension issues.

Personal Pensions| 08:40

Couples risk leaving partners without any income

Two in five UK couples over the age of 40 have made arrangements to ensure one partner will continue to receive a retirement income.

Personal Pensions| Oct 23, 2014

Savers face penalties over pension freedoms reporting

Savers who miss 31-day deadline to pass on information will be hit with a £300 initial fine plus £60 a day thereafter.

Annuities| Oct 23, 2014

‘Not impossible’ to unwind annuities: Altmann

Steve Webb quizzes pensions expert Ros Altmann about case to unwind annuities.

Annuities| Oct 23, 2014

AIC heralds move from ‘annuity or not’ retirement planning

Comments compare at-retirement decisions to those encountered online shopping.

Personal Pensions| Oct 23, 2014

Freedoms cause 150,000 to delay retirement income decision

Annuity sales drop as drawdown sales increase, data reveal.

Pensions| Oct 23, 2014

Webb: We need to get AE contributions beyond 8%

Pensions minister floats idea of auto-escalation to the next government

Analysis & Opinion
Let people manage their own money

Tony Hazellon| Oct 23, 2014

Let people manage their own money

Are advisers really helping their clients?

The decision to allow people to spread their lump sum withdrawal is likely to encourage more to leave their pensions invested for longer

Kevin O'Donnellon| Oct 22, 2014

Pot luck pension reforms

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

John LappinonInvestments| Oct 20, 2014

Advisers must intervene before guidance crashes

Be aware that the likelihood of retirement income reforms going wrong is high.

Ashley WassallonAnnuities| Oct 17, 2014

Pensions Bill scrambling shows guidance success critical

In a lot of the cases full advice should be recommended and would be well worth the expense.

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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

Self-Invested Personal Pensions - October 2014

This October’s Money Management Sipp survey

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’.

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

Why Webb won’t ‘unwind’ legacy annuities

Such a move would surely be the end for specialist annuity providers which are struggling already.

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

Fos landmark U-turn opens a can of worms

Fos reviews a ‘final’ decision, but questions remain over whether it has the legal authority to enforce any new ruling.

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Personal Pensions| Oct 23, 2014

Advisers call for new ways to guarantee retirement income

“Guarantees will play a major role in delivering pension flexibility,” provider says.

Pensions| Oct 23, 2014

ACA calls for pausing micro employers AE staging dates

Small employer survey finds support for auto-enrolment, but also widespread unpreparedness.

From Regulation| Oct 22, 2014

DWP to abolish ‘short service’ pension refunds

From October 2015 schemes will only be able to make refunds within the first 30 days of membership.

Pensions| Oct 22, 2014

Advisers complain of auto-enrolment latecomers

Half of advisers surveyed said half of the employers they deal with turned to them “very close” to their staging date.

From Regulation| Oct 21, 2014

Pension freedoms expose pots to bankruptcy orders

Landmark ruling from 2012 has not been overturned leaving pension funds exposed, warn experts.

Annuities| Oct 21, 2014

Aegon loses another ombudsman claim over ‘needless delays’

Pensions ombudsman criticises Aegon for “maladministration” over enhanced annuity purchase.

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