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Personal Pensions| Oct 01, 2014

‘Death tax’ cut to apply (in part) to DB pensions

Difference between treatment under new system where the beneficiary receives an income from a DB pension.

Pensions| Oct 01, 2014

Mind the gender gap: Woman face disadvantages in retirement

Men are more likely to be prepared for retirement than women according to research, though auto-enrolment and guidance from advisers may help to...

Pensions| Oct 01, 2014

Treasury rejects Tpas for face-to-face guidance

Face-to-face element of the guidance guarantee will be set up by HM Treasury under a separate brand.

Pensions| Oct 01, 2014

Pensions Spotlight: A rush of DB to DC transfers?

The new landscape will make transfers out of DB schemes commonplace. Bob Campion asks whether we should be worried in this month’s Pensions Spotlight.

Pensions| Oct 01, 2014

Aegon told to pay £1,500 compensation for admin errors

Aegon accepts it was “responsible for the problems” with the investor’s plan in 2011.

Annuities| Sep 30, 2014

Death tax exemption extended to protected annuities

Treasury says rules may be extended to other areas as ‘further clarifications’ emerge.

From Investments| Sep 30, 2014

Franklin revamps Morton’s UK Blue Chip fund

Manager will now focus on companies which have rising dividends as part of re-shaping of fund.

Analysis & Opinion
We should be nervous as free advice day looms

Tony Hazellon| Sep 24, 2014

We should be nervous as free advice day looms

From next April, investors will be entitled to impartial advice free of charge.

The key thing is the sheer number of pension contracts, each with its own terms, conditions, tweaks and whistles

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?

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

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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.

Special Reports

Self-Invested Personal Pensions - October 2014

This October’s Money Management Sipp survey

FTAdviser Blog

Reforms undermine RDR drive to put a value on advice

Week in Brief: Responses to guidance consultation, mis-selling fears and the regulator admits to mistake.

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

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.

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

‘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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Annuities| Sep 30, 2014

Details emerge on latest pension tax ‘game changer’

New rules put puts income drawdown at a significant tax advantage over annuity and occupational pension schemes.

Sipps & Ssas| Sep 30, 2014

Standard Life Sipp clients face further compensation delay

Compensation scheme is still unable to pay out as discussions with HMRC over tax consequences continue.

Annuities| Sep 29, 2014

Specialist annuity firms fall on latest pension tax shake-up

Updated: Just Retirement and Partnership set new 52-week low during today’s trading session, data reveal.

Personal Pensions| Sep 29, 2014

Osborne: ‘It’s your money and you decide what to do with it’

Chancellor states that pensions tax changes begin today, not next April.

Personal Pensions| Sep 29, 2014

Chancellor delivers another blow to annuity market

New opportunities for advisers created following today’s pension tax benefit news.

Pensions| Sep 29, 2014

Advisers cite opportunities from latest pension tax overhaul

Abolishing ‘death tax’ “will really encourage clients to make the decision right for their own lifestyle”.

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