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Personal Pensions| 15:58

Lighthouse offers small-pot savers annuity ‘bridge’

‘Retirement bridge’ designed to provide flexibility for members between accumulation and annuitisation.

Annuities| 12:04

Partnership lines up care annuity for US market

Partnership says its cost management programme is “tracking well” against the planned 2015 cost base.

Pensions| 09:01

Labour warns of pensions mis-selling scandal

Labour accuses the government of treating those first retirees next April like “guinea pigs”.

Personal Pensions| 09:01

Napf opts for £10k auto-enrolment pay trigger

Trade body says it is “too complex” to raise the auto-enrolment trigger in-line with CPI or earnings growth.

Sipps & Ssas| Nov 25, 2014

Another Sipp provider attempts to reduce exit fee barrier

Second Sipp firm in recent months tries to break down the exit barriers by cutting fees.

Annuities| Nov 25, 2014

Nucleus rolls out annuity portal

Nucleus says it has “clearly underlined its commitment” to offering a full range of retirement options with its launch.

Pensions| Nov 25, 2014

Pension transfer due diligence code due within weeks

Group set up in February, responding to growing threat posed by pension liberation fraud.

Analysis & Opinion
Reforms highlight dicey game with smaller pensions

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’.

Surely ‘mini-drawdown’ is better than cashing out and/or investing in a dodgy property scheme.

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.

Gill CardyonPersonal Pensions| Nov 12, 2014

Make sure you know ins and outs of AE – or else

Either get involved and make very sure you know what you are doing, or steer well clear.

Tony Hazellon| Nov 05, 2014

Where were you all? IFAs absent from pensions bill debate

Why did MPs fail to call those who will deliver advice?

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Annuities Post-Pension Freedoms

How did the Budget shake up annuities in particular, and how are these products are set to change?

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

Post-Thoresen ABI must change the industry message

The association thought they had a man the government would listen to when he joined in 2011.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Retirement Income Options post-Budget

Many headlines in the aftermath of the Budget concentrated on the fantastic freedom and choice being introduced.

Special Reports

Self-Invested Personal Pensions - October 2014

This October’s Money Management Sipp survey

FTAdviser Blog

Like it or not, the pension ‘credit card’ is coming

News Review: We are edging closer to pensions working like bank accounts, but is this really what was intended?

Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Liberation

Any scheme which offers money from a pension fund before minimum pension age should ring alarm bells.

Special Reports

Retirement: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

FTAdviser Blog

Don’t take the state pension for granted

Regarding the number of NI years needed to get a full state pension, we are actually moving back in time.

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Pensions| Nov 25, 2014

Industry welcomes U-turn on pension access reporting

Providers had warned of widespread fines for savers unable to contact schemes within tight timeframe.

Annuities| Nov 25, 2014

HMRC seeks to close protected lump sum tax loophole

Tax office answers industry’s questions about stand-alone lump sums in light of greater pension freedoms.

From Regulation| Nov 25, 2014

Osborne relents on pension freedoms reporting burden

Savers will now only have to inform schemes they actively contribute to and will have 91 days to do so.

Pensions| Nov 25, 2014

Drawdown charge cap plans could run aground on default lack

“We can’t expect people to manage pension funds for free,” says pensions expert Ros Altmann.

From Mortgages| Nov 24, 2014

Older borrowers frozen out by MMR: Imla

Fears of a future clampdown by regulators are preventing mortgage lenders from offering loans that stretch into people’s retirement.

Pensions| Nov 24, 2014

Labour pushes for drawdown charge cap

Consultation asks what a large-scale master trust’s typical default drawdown total expense ratio could be.

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