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Personal Pensions| 13:43

Ombudsman decisions and consultations: The week in news

Half-year reporting, advice on writing wills and more Qrops scandal feature in our round-up.

Sipps & Ssas| 09:03

Ombudsman tells Hornbuckle to pay adviser fees

Hornbuckle maintained to the ombudsman that it was not wholly responsible for the £537,357 overpayment.

Personal Pensions| 09:03

Pension Market View: Now is the time to tackle high charges

Industry figures react to consultation on charges for access to pension pots.

From Your Industry| 08:57

Scottish Widows sees pension sales jump 25%

Profits reported in the group’s 2015 half year results were primarily driven by a £98m bulk annuity transaction.

Personal Pensions| Jul 30, 2015

Pensions minister mulls Webb’s legacy initiatives

“I have a huge job on my hands to steer these reforms through the coming period, ”Ros Altmann says.

Personal Pensions| Jul 30, 2015

Five key takeaways from exit charges consultation

Regulatory evidence gathering, defining exit penalties and what investment deductions may be made.

From Regulation| Jul 30, 2015

TPR issues 119 compliance notices over the quarter

In total, there have been 1,751 notices handed out by the regulator.

Analysis & Opinion
Do consumers need protection from pension firms?

Tony HazellonRegulation| Jul 29, 2015

Do consumers need protection from pension firms?

Tony Hazell airs his thoughts on industry matters

Unless the pensions industry treats customers fairly, then more regulation is what it will get.

Personal Pensions| Jul 30, 2015

Nest feathers pensioners’ choices

Report outlines strategy for three phases of retirement life in the light of the pension freedoms

Jeff PrestridgeonPersonal Pensions| Jul 29, 2015

A pension bombshell

Amid all the chaos of Osborne’s meddling, the Treasury is now inviting responses to its consultation document on scrapping tax relief

Personal Pensions| Jul 22, 2015

A silk purse for pensioners

Let us not squander the possibility of introducing an element of incentive into pensions saving

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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.

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 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.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Buy-to-let and Pension Freedoms

Doors to investing in property have been flung open again.

Special Reports

Post-Freedom Retirement Planning - May 2015

All you need to know about the retirement freedoms

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| Jul 30, 2015

Gov’t gives trio of options to tackle exit fees

Treasury addresses ‘insistent clients’ in its consultation document.

Personal Pensions| Jul 30, 2015

Firms see overseas pension referrals jump due to concerns

Under the pension age test, schemes are required to assert savers are not able to access funds before the age of 55.

Pensions| Jul 30, 2015

MP slams gov’t response to pensions report

Concerns over issues such as progress on auto-enrolment and pension freedoms

From Regulation| Jul 30, 2015

Ombudsman warns legal action likely for missing pension

Ombudsman publishes thirteenth pension liberation decision.

Annuities| Jul 30, 2015

Gov’t confirms Equitable Life scheme to close at year-end

The scheme has paid out over £1bn to around 87 per cent of eligible policyholders.

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