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Annuities| Aug 28, 2015

Retirement Advantage says new product is unique

The launch date is yet to be confirmed, but plans are “very well advanced”.

From Investments| Aug 28, 2015

Speculation, crashes and complaints: The week in news

The last five days also brought with them another ‘robo advice’ deal and more FSCS levy complaints.

Personal Pensions| Aug 27, 2015

Consultancy slams vertically integrated master trusts

“We don’t like the bias that is created - it is not the same as commission but it is similar,” pension consultancy says.

Personal Pensions| Aug 27, 2015

Beware the pension ‘bank account’ gimmick: OMW

Both a pension Isa and a pension bank account are dangerous ideas

Personal Pensions| Aug 27, 2015

Over half a million will use pension to pay off mortgage

Figure is actually down by almost half from last year.

From Your Industry| Aug 27, 2015

IFG profits up despite regulatory fees surging

Saunderson House wealth management business saw adjusted operating profit down by 11 per cent.

Personal Pensions| Aug 27, 2015

U-turn on misleading Rops information

Press release stated that clients were ring-fenced and protected through investing in offshore insurance providers.

Analysis & Opinion
Pension-itis epidemic

Jeff PrestridgeonPersonal Pensions| Aug 26, 2015

Pension-itis epidemic

I’ve got serious case of ‘pensionitis’, not helped by the fact that the July Budget has caused a risk to tax relief on pension contributions

Ever since Osborne announced pension freedoms in his July Budget, pensionitis has taken grip

James ConeyonPersonal Pensions| Aug 26, 2015

Our flat-rate pensions are already in a right state

It turns out that not everyone who has paid their NICs for 35 years will qualify for the £155 a week

InterviewfromInvestments| Aug 05, 2015

Firing Line: Andy Clark

‘It’s a very sensitive client group’ – HSBC sees opportunity in pension freedom investors.

John LappinonPersonal Pensions| Aug 03, 2015

Pension reforms push retirees towards scammers

Pension transfers should come with stern warnings to avert ill-judged blunders.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Consolidation

Many existing pension contracts can consolidate all pension pots into one.

Special Reports

September 2015: Income drawdown

The latest Money Management special report looks into income drawdown and how it has been developing over the past year.

FTAdviser Blog

FSCS risks turning into a ‘protection’ racket

Instead of extending its own remit, the compensation scheme needs to reform before consumers need protecting from it rather than by it.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Summer Budget 2015

During his speech the chancellor repeatedly said “we are a nation that spends too much and has too much debt”.

Special Reports

Pensions and Tax - July 2015

George Osborne warns he is ‘open to further radical change’ of pensions and taxes.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Target Date funds

In the last few months alone two providers have launched target date funds.

Special Reports

Pension freedoms teething trouble

George Osborne to consult on pension freedoms process after many of those trying to access their funds find they are facing exit penalties.

FTAdviser Blog

Government needed to get guidance right first

Advisers are having to deal with calls from their clients who simply do not want to hear what is the best course of action.

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Personal Pensions| Aug 26, 2015

PwC says do pensions buyout now or pay more later

Expected price hike will affect pension schemes with pre-retirement members the most, accountants claim.

From Mortgages| Aug 25, 2015

Equity release firms reveal low numbers of porting customers

Statistics come in response to accusations of “rip-off” early repayment charges levied by industry.

Personal Pensions| Aug 25, 2015

A third of retirees still in debt: Old Mutual

Research finds mortgage debt is most common, with 21 per cent of people still owing money on their house when they retire.

Personal Pensions| Aug 25, 2015

More client requests for DB reviews, yet few transfers

Research shows that in 2014, 59 per cent of DB reviews were for those over age 50, which has now risen to 77 per cent.

Personal Pensions| Aug 25, 2015

Industry split on how market hit affects drawdown customers

Providers note that those who have been properly advised should be sufficiently diversified to cope with this week’s stock shock.

Personal Pensions| Aug 24, 2015

AJ Bell sees death benefit nominations up 350%

Company says changes to the rules have seen huge increases in interest this tax year.

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