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InterviewfromAnnuities| Mar 27, 2015

‘FCA needs to change approach to DB transfer advice’

Mike Morrison reveals why he is staying in bed on 6 April and what the regulator should be doing to help advisers.

From Your Industry| Mar 27, 2015

Adviser margins and UFPLS default: This week’s news

It has been a busy seven days, with the regulator publishing papers on an almost daily basis.

From Regulation| Mar 27, 2015

Regulators consult on Solvency II approved persons regime

New regime will begin on 7 March 2016, following implementation of the ‘fit and proper’ requirements at the start of next year.

Personal Pensions| Mar 27, 2015

DWP clarifies spent pension state fallback rules

Pension expert warns government has drawn a line on people spending pension pots.

Personal Pensions| Mar 27, 2015

Most Brits unaware of pension savings: survey

Findings back the development of an online ‘pensions dashboard’ to encourage engagement.

Personal Pensions| Mar 27, 2015

Ex-pat savers to be barred from pension freedoms

Adam Wrench of London and Colonial says changes come as a “complete surprise”.

From Your Industry| Mar 26, 2015

Advisers should offer ‘entry level’ propositions: Tpas

The service is seeing more advice models that are dealing with lower value size pots.

Analysis & Opinion
Slow transfers to freedom-friendly providers likely

Tony HazellonPersonal Pensions| Mar 25, 2015

Slow transfers to freedom-friendly providers likely

We know that not every company will offer all the flexibility that is technically possible after pension freedom day.

Prepare for a summer of outrage from investors who will feel they are being stitched up by their pension company

Jeff PrestridgeonPersonal Pensions| Mar 25, 2015

Planner’s paradise

After hero-worshipping George, I would then be raising a glass or two to the understated pensions minister Steve Webb

John LappinonPensions| Mar 23, 2015

Should retirees be advised to raid their annuities?

In spite of the pensions overhaul, the best option may be to leave annuities well alone.

Ashley WassallonYour Industry| Mar 20, 2015

Tory pension tax raid makes mockery of savings ‘revolution’

Policy will transfer about £600m from tax relief bill, but at the cost of undermining push to save.

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Adviser Guides

Key Adviser Issues in Budget 2015

Everything you need to know about the key measures affecting you and your clients from George Osborne’s sixth Budget.

Special Reports

Self-invested personal pensions – April 2015

The next 18 months are going to prove very challenging for Sipp providers.

FTAdviser Blog

Banks not bashful over pension bank account refusals

Would-be Ssas holder pointed in direction of FTAdviser article which states refusals go beyond rules.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Wise and Retirement Guidance

When the government announced its sweeping reforms of the ‘at-retirement’ market in the 2014 Budget, it offered a guidance guarantee.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

Reforms will trigger the most fundamental rethink of at-retirement advice in years.

FTAdviser Blog

To infinity and beyond: What longevity means for advisers

Zurich’s head of retail platform strategy says advisers will play an increasingly important role.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Isas and Pension Freedoms

Isas were made a far more flexible savings vehicle last year.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2015

Income drawdown is set to become the default retirement income option for more savers from April.

Ashley Wassall

Advisers take centre stage as pension guidance fears mount

News Review: Guidance might not be ready for reforms, annuity for cash plans raise concerns.

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From Your Industry| Mar 26, 2015

Aviva shareholders approve acquisition of Friends Life

In December last year, Aviva agreed to buy Friends Life in a deal worth £5.6bn

Pensions| Mar 26, 2015

Lowe: give people tax-free cash for care

External affairs director at Just Retirement meets care minister Norman Lamb to discuss funding

From Regulation| Mar 26, 2015

Key themes in the FCA retirement income market study

Responses to criticisms and promises of new requirements for providers revealed from within report.

Personal Pensions| Mar 26, 2015

Industry needs to start talking to ‘generation X’ now

FCA confirms discussion paper on existing wake-up packs will be published shortly.

From Your Industry| Mar 26, 2015

Adviser parent targets acquisitions after year of sales

Chief executive of Irish group says he is looking to be more active in terms of acquisitions and alliances.

Personal Pensions| Mar 26, 2015

Pensioners spending more time in work – Bower

Paid or unpaid employment attractive to more pensioners past retirement age, study finds

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