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Pensions| 11:33

Ban on defined benefit transfers would be ‘unfair’

Head of retirement planning at Towry says some people have valid reasons for making a defined benefit transfer.

Sipps & Ssas| 10:53

Sipp providers told to stop pocketing interest

Transparency issues are increasingly important with the FCA’s capital adequacy rules coming into force on 1 September.

Personal Pensions| 08:35

JRP merger continues ‘in line with expectations’

In these volatile times, newly merged retirement income provider “wanted to reassure the market ahead of our results.”

Personal Pensions| Aug 22, 2016

SJP told to improve customer service and administration

Wealth manager must pay client £250 compensation for distress and inconvenience.

From Mortgages| Aug 22, 2016

Equity release lender wants IFAs to share their experiences

Advertising campaign aims to get more IFAs discussing lifetime lending with clients.

Personal Pensions| Aug 22, 2016

PPF tightens ‘dumping’ rules for pension schemes

Protection fund will only back a refinancing if the fees charged by the banks are deemed reasonable.

Personal Pensions| Aug 22, 2016

Tisa backs gov’t plans to cap early exit charges

Trade association believes consistency between personal and occupational pensions is vital.

Analysis & Opinion
10 types of protection you might be unaware of

From Insurance| Oct 06, 2015 |

10 types of protection you might be unaware of

Werewolves, vampires, ghosts and UFOs are some of the things you can get cover for.

Lloyds of London are cited to insure against werewolf attacks, encounters with zombies and nasty vampire bites

John LappinonPersonal Pensions| Oct 05, 2015

Ludicrous ‘Pisa’ symbolic of lopsided pension reforms

Further pension changes are in the works, whatever the decision on pensions Isas.

Emma Ann HughesonPersonal Pensions| Oct 02, 2015

I auto-enrolled and all I got was a lousy Fiat 500

Headlines generated by the sweeping changes of pension freedom have made many equate retirement savings pots with sports cars.

Personal Pensions| Oct 01, 2015

Invention is the mother of necessity

A new way of doing pensions has not led to an increase in innovative services, but providers must adapt more quickly to the changes

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Guide to care fees annuities

The financial options for families who must pay for long term care are limited.

Special Reports

With pension freedoms comes responsibility

Introducing our Special Report on ‘retirement income’

FTAdviser Blog

Harlequin set to topple Sipp providers

This chain of events has the potential to send shockwaves through the sector.

Adviser Guides

Guide to workplace pensions

Low margins, low levels of engagement: how can advisers persuade employers and employees of the value of great advice on workplace pensions?

Special Reports

Hybrids and blends on the road to pension freedoms

The pensions landscape is starting to take shape and a combination of products seems key to making it work

FTAdviser Blog

Popularity of equity release will continue

Post-pensions freedoms, equity release is an increasingly important part of retirement planning.

Adviser Guides

Guide to A-Day 10 years on

The world of pensions was meant to have been simplified. The opposite has happened.

Special Reports

Sipps – April 2016

Money Management’s biannual survey is here. Read on for more on the state of the Sipp market.

FTAdviser Blog

Pensions freedom is boon and burden

Never more need, never more pressure: why pensions freedom is a boon and a burden for advisers.

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From Your Industry| Aug 19, 2016

Tax avoidance and scary Sipps: the week in news

The future of tax policy and more accusations thrown at the ombudsman also feature in the round-up.

From Regulation| Aug 19, 2016

Standard Life did not mislead pension member: ombudsman

Man who claimed Standard Life misled him on value of pension pot loses appeal.

Pensions| Aug 19, 2016

Zurich stands by April launch date for Lifetime Isa

Life company does not join Aegon and Standard Life in calling for delay, but urges government to release details quickly.

Pensions| Aug 19, 2016

Provider and advisers unite to launch retirement service

Service includes robo-advice option and is aimed at members with varying pot sizes.

Pensions| Aug 19, 2016

Pensions drawdown must be explained simply

Post-pensions freedoms, customers still do not understand all their options and what they mean.

Personal Pensions| Aug 19, 2016

Almost half taking too much money from pensions: Schroders

Analysis of existing withdrawal data warns of retirees running out of money.

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