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Personal Pensions| Jul 24, 2014

Tpas: Mandatory ‘guidance’ would undermine flexibility

“A number of people do need to get some help from financial advisers”, pensions service says.

Personal Pensions| Jul 24, 2014

At-retirement market to triple to £50bn by 2023

New pension flexibility will encourage innovation from product providers, consultancy says.

Personal Pensions| Jul 24, 2014

Now: Pensions changes its lifestyle strategy

The provider now offers a single investment fund made of three distinct components.

Sipps & Ssas| Jul 24, 2014

Clients could be cut adrift as risks stall buyouts

Sipp providers wait for guidance before snapping up books of business.

Personal Pensions| Jul 24, 2014

Regulator warns pensions liberation is £500m problem

Victims of pension liberation scams have come forward to warn against the impact of losing money in retirement savings.

Personal Pensions| Jul 23, 2014

Trustees could provide DB to DC transfer advice

Role of scheme trustees questioned in relation to assisting members with advice over DB to DC transfers.

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 Income Drawdown post-Budget

It is vital that advisers understand what options could be available for their clients next year.

Special Reports

Retirement: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

FTAdviser Blog

Five things I’ve learned from the FCA guidance consultation

Regulator asks for input on guidance portion of the government’s at-retirement reforms.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Charges

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

Special Reports

Retirement - June 2014

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

UK Regulation

Five things the FSCS revealed about the industry

The FSCS reveals why picking through claims relating to investment advice is an increasingly tricky job in its annual report.

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

Equity Release - June 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

Why ‘guidance’ remains a complete conundrum

Week in Brief: This week has been dominated with responses to the Treasury’s retirement reforms consultation.

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From Your Industry| Jul 23, 2014

Pica to revisit annuities-centric adviser directory

Tpas says it is “very keen to work” with organisations like Pica “who have a directory in place”.

Annuities| Jul 23, 2014

LV pioneers automated annuity applications

Paperless system simplifies the application process for advisers and clients.

Pensions| Jul 23, 2014

Pension service ready ahead of April 2015: Fidelity

Fidelity relaunches into UK pensions market with a range of services

Personal Pensions| Jul 22, 2014

Government slashes state pension deferral increase

Anyone who reaches their state pension age after 2016 will see their rate fall to 5.8 per cent.

Annuities| Jul 22, 2014

Government throws annuity providers a lifeline

Providers herald levelling of playing field in tax legislation between annuities and drawdown.

Personal Pensions| Jul 22, 2014

Providers praise solution to pension freedom tax loophole

New tax rules aim to prevent tax abuse by members of the public with limit on post-55 annual allowance.

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