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12:05

AIC heralds move from ‘annuity or not’ retirement planning

Comments compare at-retirement decisions to those encountered online shopping.

Oct 21, 2014

Aegon loses another ombudsman claim over ‘needless delays’

Pensions ombudsman criticises Aegon for “maladministration” over enhanced annuity purchase.

Oct 21, 2014

MGM offers to hold annuity lump sums to avoid ‘death charge’

Value protection payments can be held until more favourable tax rules come in next Spring.

Oct 17, 2014

Your technical pension freedoms questions answered

‘Non-advised drawdown is an accident waiting to happen’, says pensions expert and workshop panelist.

Personal Pensions| Oct 17, 2014

Default auto-escalation is contribution solution: Webb

“One of the lasting legacies of this government will be CDC,” pensions minister says.

Oct 16, 2014

Partnership focuses on diversifying as annuity sales plummet

Quotes and conversion rates remain below 50 per cent of pre-Budget levels.

Analysis & Opinion
‘Annuity providers had it coming’

Interview| Oct 17, 2014

‘Annuity providers had it coming’

Hal Austin, editor of Financial Adviser, reveals why annuity providers deserve what they get from the chancellor.

Pensions Bill scrambling shows guidance success critical

Ashley Wassall| Oct 17, 2014

Pensions Bill scrambling shows guidance success critical

In a lot of the cases full advice should be recommended and would be well worth the expense.

Why annuities are still relevant

Oct 15, 2014

Why annuities are still relevant

The chancellor’s abolition of compulsory annuity purchase does not mean that annuities are no longer relevant for many UK savers, quite the contrary

Pensions changes will bring fresh opportunities

Hal Austin| Oct 15, 2014

Pensions changes will bring fresh opportunities

Doomsayers have already been shouting about people being profligate with their pots.

More on Annuities
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

Retirement: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

FTAdviser Blog

Reform rush has industry in a spin over freedoms

Week in brief: Treasury confirms draft rules and FCA lines up guidance policy, as advisers ‘hide behind their desks’.

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 - June 2014

With annuitisation on its way out, will the insurance world adapt to the changing scene

FTAdviser Blog

Why Webb won’t ‘unwind’ legacy annuities

Such a move would surely be the end for specialist annuity providers which are struggling already.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Trivial Commutation post-Budget

Trivial commutation is an option for pension scheme members, which allows them to exchange small pensions for a taxable lump sum.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Post-Budget - May 2014

At-retirement products are going to be a much changed world - and the implications stretch beyond annuity providers.

FTAdviser Blog

How life companies could undermine new freedoms

News Review: Prevarication, bureaucracy and a good old fashioned case of mis-selling underline challenges that lie ahead.

Recent Articles
  1. ‘Not impossible’ to unwind annuities: Altmann
    13:08

    ‘Not impossible’ to unwind annuities: Altmann

    Steve Webb quizzes pensions expert Ros Altmann about case to unwind annuities.

  2. Reform rush has industry in a spin over freedoms
    FTAdviser BlogonYour Industry| Oct 17, 2014

    Reform rush has industry in a spin over freedoms

    Week in brief: Treasury confirms draft rules and FCA lines up guidance policy, as advisers ‘hide behind their desks’.

  3. Why Webb won’t ‘unwind’ legacy annuities
    FTAdviser BlogonRegulation| Oct 17, 2014

    Why Webb won’t ‘unwind’ legacy annuities

    Such a move would surely be the end for specialist annuity providers which are struggling already.

  4. 10 key takeaways from the draft pensions bill
    Oct 15, 2014

    10 key takeaways from the draft pensions bill

    Amount of tax-free cash that can be ‘recycled’ has been reduced, while Treasury is set to pocket £4bn.

  5. Just Retirement completes its largest bulk annuity deal
    Oct 14, 2014

    Just Retirement completes its largest bulk annuity deal

    Provider completes ‘defined benefit de-risking’ transaction days after confirming job cuts and scrapping a pay review.

  6. Investment-linked annuities could boost income by 23%: MGM
    Oct 13, 2014

    Investment-linked annuities could boost income by 23%: MGM

    Firm says flexible annuities are one of several options those at-retirement next April should consider.

  7. Pension freedoms webinar workshop
    Oct 13, 2014

    Pension freedoms webinar workshop

    They’ve been referred to as the biggest changes to pension tax rules for a generation, some say ever.

  8. Partnership dismisses claims of margin pressure post-Budget
    Oct 09, 2014

    Partnership dismisses claims of margin pressure post-Budget

    Consultant expects specialist annuity providers to develop drawdown products to drive money into annuities.

  9. Just Retirement confirms job cuts and scrapped pay review
    From Your Industry| Oct 09, 2014

    Just Retirement confirms job cuts and scrapped pay review

    Executive directors’ and senior management’s benefit allowances also temporarily reduced.

  10. Guide to Retirement Income Options post-Budget
    From Training| Oct 08, 2014

    Guide to Retirement Income Options post-Budget

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

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