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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...

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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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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.

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