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Personal Pensions| 15:50

Unregulated advisers ‘driving force’ in pension liberation

HMRC now has powers which could shut down the liberation industry, pension expert says.

Pensions| 14:50

Pension charges capped at 0.75%

Auto-enrolment charges will see a cap from April next year.

Personal Pensions| 11:58

Aegon reviews existing pension scheme charges following cap

Only schemes going through their initial assessment of the auto-enrolment population after 31 August 2014 will receive new terms, Aegon says.

Pensions| 11:37

Brown in Scottish independence pensions warning

Scotland’s ageing population will be “better protected” if voters reject total independence and allow the UK government to cover mounting pension...

Pensions| 11:37

Investors in post-Budget confidence boost

A new-found confidence is being shown by investors about their ability to make the right financial decisions, following pension drawdown changes...

Pensions| 11:37

Big Figure: Pension drawdowns

£8,850 is how much a 65-year-old client with a pension pot worth £100,000 will be able to take as a result of the Government Actuary Department...

From Regulation| 08:39

PRA board member re-emerges at Scottish Widows

After just nine months with the PRA, ex-Prudential chief executive returns to the industry by joining Lloyds Banking Group.

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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Guide to Pension Charges

The longer the pension plan has been in place, the wider the variation in charges can be.

FTAdviser Blog

Adviser pension transfer fines portend slew of enforcement

Financial Conduct Authority reiterates its concerns about Sipps in two final notices issued today.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Funding Long-term Care

It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2014

Everyone knows annuities offer poor value, so should advisers be turning to drawdown for more clients?

FTAdviser Blog

Budget advice black holes and rebate revelations

Week in Brief: The government guarantee of ‘guidance’ is slowly being picked apart.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Budget 2014

Chancellor George Osborne boasted tax changes to benefit “the makers, the doers, and the savers”.

Special Reports

Small Self-Administered Schemes - January 2014

The commission structure in the pre-RDR world did not suit SSASs as much as other pension schemes.

FTAdviser Blog

Return of ‘free advice’ fallacy flies in face of RDR

Week in Brief: Guidance guarantee for pensioners under the spotlight while advisers demand clarity on trail.

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Annuities| Apr 23, 2014

Budget changes and ONS data offer ‘wake up call’

Increasing life expectancy levels and the recent changes to pensions announced in the Budget should be seen as “wake-up call” to a retiring...

Personal Pensions| Apr 23, 2014

ONS reveals gaps in life expectancy across UK

The average life expectancy at birth in the UK has risen by at least a year since 2008, data from the Office for National Statistics has shown.

Annuities| Apr 22, 2014

Just Retirement follows LV with 1-year annuity launch

One-year option has same features as Just Retirement’s standard fixed-term annuity.

From Your Industry| Apr 22, 2014

Tax relief is latest pension reform battleground

Think-tank proposes scrapping relief altogether in favour of HM Treasury contribution of 50p for each £1 of savings.

Personal Pensions| Apr 17, 2014

Small businesses ‘gambling’ with auto-enrolment

A significant proportion of smaller businesses are not prepared for auto-enrolment and are “taking a gamble” by relying on their existing pension...

Pensions| Apr 17, 2014

Now: Pensions and ADP in payroll link

Now: Pensions is to provide UK payroll clients of ADP, the business outsourcing and human capital management provider, with an “integrated...

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