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Pensions| 09:03

Conditions must be met before CDCs can work in UK

Cultural and tax problems need to be ironed out before collective defined contribution schemes can work in the UK.

Pensions| Sep 22, 2014

New pension freedoms drive uptick in pension contributions

Only 2 per cent are willing to use their entire pension fund to buy an annuity.

From Regulation| Sep 22, 2014

Insurers set to make £550m from guidance: Simplybiz

“Within just five years, the insurers and money managers will have received £549m, compared to the advisers total of c£62m”, chairman says.

Pensions| Sep 22, 2014

Aegon slams ‘unhelpful’ drawdown options

Insurer urges government to avoid complicating at-retirement guidance process.

Annuities| Sep 22, 2014

MGM tells government to fund first year of guidance

One page ‘pension passport’ also called for to replace wake-up packs.

Pensions| Sep 22, 2014

Record numbers to fund retirement with property

Sixteen per cent plan to rent or sell property to fund their retirement.

Sipps & Ssas| Sep 22, 2014

Xafinity actively seeking Sipp deals

Provider in acquisitive mood after hiring development manager and lowering administration fees.

Analysis & Opinion
It takes two to tango

Jeff Prestridgeon| Sep 17, 2014

It takes two to tango

The country will soon undergo a pensions revolution, a clear opportunity for IFAs to show their true worth, but are providers dragging their feet?

It seems my adviser friends cannot wait for the new rules to come in to existence

Jeff Prestridgeon| Sep 03, 2014

Running towards a defining moment for UK pensions

If savers are left staring into a pension advice black hole Britain could end up faced with a retirement crisis

Tony Hazellon| Aug 06, 2014

OAPs need help with HMRC’s impenetrable forms

Tony Hazell mulls over the week’s financial conundrums

Gill Cardyon| Aug 07, 2014

Taxing IFAs to fund the guidance guarantee is poor show

The discovery that advisers would be invoiced to fund the guidance guarantee has caused outrage.

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Guide to Pension Liberation

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

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Retirement: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

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Advisers must stand up and say ‘no’... to providers

Week in Brief: Scottish referendum panic and relief, advisers demanding wasted time fees and poor pension service.

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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.

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Retirement - June 2014

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

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‘Yes’ votes, Sipp properties and unintended consequences

At the more obscure end of the debate, provider raises question of non-standard asset status for Scottish property.

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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.

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Equity Release - June 2014

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

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Industry picks holes in pension reform bill

Week in Brief: pensions issues dominate the headlines, as ambitious reform programme goes too fast for some.

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Pensions| Sep 22, 2014

Zurich calls for guidance levy cap for advisers

Insurer also urges government to let employers offer guidance prior to retirement.

Pensions| Sep 22, 2014

LV reveals top consumer pension concerns

Research reveals consumers are keen to take advantage of the pension freedoms.

Pensions| Sep 22, 2014

Advisers favour simple drawdown post April 2015

Research reveals limited support for the new ‘uncrystallised fund pension lump sum’ option.

Pensions| Sep 18, 2014

Campaign aims to raise pension awareness

Pension awareness day hopes to boost individual awareness around retirement savings

Annuities| Sep 18, 2014

Just Retirement sees 19% jump in pre-tax profit

Group commits to £5m of development spending ahead of the new pensions regime.

Pensions| Sep 17, 2014

FCA must develop new at-retirement risk warnings

Head of pensions research warns of lack of proper regulation in the developing drawdown market.

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