We use cookies to improve site performance and enhance your user experience. If you'd like to disable cookies on this device, please see our cookie management page.
If you close this message or continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies on this devise in accordance with our cookie policy, unless you disable them.

Close
In association with

Home > Pensions

Pensions

Top Story

Sipps & Ssas| Aug 29, 2014

Capita in Arch Cru redress payment mistake

Letter sent to Sipp investors advising them of tax implications of blunder.

Pensions| Aug 29, 2014

IFAs should give pensioners what they want

Money Management column says independent financial advisers should just give unhappy pension savers what they want.

Sipps & Ssas| Aug 29, 2014

Warning of boom in unregulated pensions

Sipps firms warn of need for level playing field with overseas pensions and self-administered schemes.

Sipps & Ssas| Aug 29, 2014

Budget drives Sipp awareness amongst younger generations

Awareness increases, but so does expectation of government responsibility for retirement provision.

Personal Pensions| Aug 29, 2014

Four key requirements for automated pension transfers

With auto-enrolment in the initial stages for many early business, volume of transfers is “likely to increase exponentially.”

Pensions| Aug 28, 2014

Call to create new pensions nil rate band

The platform is concerned the new settlement nil rate band will unintentionally catch prudent pension planning

Sipps & Ssas| Aug 28, 2014

James Hay reveals hit on client cash account income

Sipp firm reports adjusted operating profit of £2.5m for the first half of 2014, down from £3.4m a year ago.

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...

More on Pensions
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.

More News

Pensions| Aug 28, 2014

Aegon referred to Fos over GAR cooling off period

Financial services giant says it is reviewing the case, but believes it has been clear about its cooling-off period

Personal Pensions| Aug 27, 2014

Advisers flood helpdesk with pension benefit queries

Elsewhere, adviser enquiries on property were up by 58 per cent compared with Q2 in 2013.

From Investments| Aug 27, 2014

L&G ‘pre-retirement’ funds break the £1bn barrier

Pre-retirement fund suite has continued to grow post-Budget, firm says.

Sipps & Ssas| Aug 26, 2014

Barnett Waddingham acquires 400-client Sipp book

Firm will also take over administration of defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.

Personal Pensions| Aug 26, 2014

Concern that Mas is pushing people away from advice

Recent publication contains incitement to complain and contains no information on risks of not taking advice.

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.

More on FTAdviser
FTA jobs