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Annuities| 12:10

Second provider rallies to Webb later life annuity vision

Partnership will be looking at deferred annuity-style products as they become a “bigger part of the picture”.

Personal Pensions| 12:10

Pension scammer activity trebles in three months

Research shows 29 per cent would consult an IFA before releasing cash, but 46 per cent would only get advice from family and friends.

Pensions| 11:57

Guidance session must include longevity talk: Aviva

Research suggests that those aged 50 to 65-years-old underestimate their life expectancy by up to eight years.

Personal Pensions| 09:10

One in five unsure what to do with pension post-April

Just 7 per cent intend to take their fund as cash to spend frivolously, according to study.

Personal Pensions| Jan 23, 2015

Provider push-back and brutal honesty: The week in news

Webb’s pronouncements, FCA steadfast, ratings agency honesty, network model doubt and ECB stimulus lead the agenda.

From Your Industry| Jan 23, 2015

Adviser cites AJ Bell system change for client errors

Sipp provider admits teething problems as adviser brands service “utter chaos”.

Pensions| Jan 23, 2015

‘Co-op Group clawed back dead employee’s pension payments’

Financial adviser questions the Co-operative Group’s policy of taking back its contributions from dead employees’ pension pots

Analysis & Opinion
Anyone in the market for another new pension reform?

Tony HazellonPersonal Pensions| Jan 14, 2015

Anyone in the market for another new pension reform?

Tony Hazell crunches the week’s financial news.

I fear the complexities and costs would make it very difficult for a mass market scheme to become a reality

Jon CudbyonPensions| Nov 24, 2014

Pension debate must go beyond the industry

Nest’s consultation paper has raised some interesting talking points, but they will only have an impact if everybody talks about them.

John Lappinon| Nov 24, 2014

Reforms highlight dicey game with smaller pensions

Osborne’s pensions overhaul has reignited a heated debate over the ‘advice gap’.

Ashley WassallonRegulation| Nov 14, 2014

Pension reforms: Risk vs ‘responsibility’

Consumer Panel solution is to take advice to benefit from claims protection - because then you can eat your cake and have it too.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Bypass Trusts and Pension Freedoms

Questions have been raised about whether bypass trusts have a role to play in tax planning in the future.

Special Reports

Small Self-Administered Schemes - February 2015

Money Management’s latest statistics reveal the SSAS market is growing from strength from strength.

FTAdviser Blog

Of course life companies are backing annuity re-sales

New Review: Providers would retain risk pool and would avoid writing a welter of cheques.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Property in Sipps

A wide range of rules cover investing in property through a Sipp.

Special Reports

Income Options - November 2014

Most investors want income - with the pension changes they may just want investment-based income for longer.

FTAdviser Blog

Annuity re-sale plan could go ‘toxic’

News Review: Secondary sales seem fraught with difficulty, but we should help annuitants left out of pocket.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Workplace Pensions

Historically, many public and private sector organisations have provided a defined benefit pension scheme for staff.

Special Reports

Self-Invested Personal Pensions - October 2014

This October’s Money Management Sipp survey

FTAdviser Blog

Problem lies with not shopping around, not annuities

FCA actually found no evidence of widespread mis-selling of annuities.

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Annuities| Jan 23, 2015

Annuity rate falls show no signs of stopping

Post-Budget rate volatility replaced by consistent slide since the summer, according to retirement income adviser.

Personal Pensions| Jan 22, 2015

Electronic transfers and re-reg continue to increase

Fourteen of the top 20 adviser platforms now live with electronic transfers, representing over 80 per cent of assets under administration.

Annuities| Jan 22, 2015

Annuity decline to undermine insurer investment billions

One provider says move represents another instance of “non-joined-up thinking”.

Personal Pensions| Jan 22, 2015

Webb plan for provider push-back could ‘undermine’ freedoms

Providers must ensure customers are not prevented from accessing pension pot, regulatory director warns.

From Your Industry| Jan 21, 2015

Pensions Regulator to begin micro auto-enrolment push

Regulator’s auto-enrolment director says advisers should be prepared for SMEs to approach with queries.

Personal Pensions| Jan 21, 2015

Webb pushes FCA to relax advice test for providers

Statements follow demands for a ‘second line of defence’ to protect people from pension scams.

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