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11:19

MGM tells government to fund first year of guidance

One page ‘pension passport’ also called for to replace wake-up packs.

Pensions| 08:44

Zurich calls for guidance levy cap for advisers

Insurer also urges government to let employers offer guidance prior to retirement.

Sep 18, 2014

Just Retirement sees 19% jump in pre-tax profit

Group commits to £5m of development spending ahead of the new pensions regime.

Sep 15, 2014

Retirees are making bets they can’t afford to lose

Retirement income provider warns lessons learned about volatility in financial markets have been forgotten.

Sep 12, 2014

Further evidence of post-Budget annuity rate hit

Research also finds that small pension pots have suffered the worst decline in offered annuity since Budget.

Sep 12, 2014

Schism in saving after budget reforms

Those aged over 55 the most likely to shrug off Budget at-retirement reforms, while younger savers more unaware.

Analysis & Opinion
Sticking to the letter of the law

Sep 17, 2014

Sticking to the letter of the law

When it comes to GARs and the window of opportunity offered clients, life companies should follow contractual agreements closely

Interview| Sep 17, 2014

Firing Line: Steve Groves

Melanie Tringham talks to Steve Groves, chief executive of Partnership Assurance, about how the pensions liberation Budget announcement might have...

MGM tests pension freedom products with advisers

Interview| Sep 12, 2014

MGM tests pension freedom products with advisers

April 2015 is a “very challenging timescale” but some things will be ready for then.

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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

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.

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 - June 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

Return of ‘free advice’ fallacy flies in face of RDR

Week in Brief: Guidance guarantee for pensioners under the spotlight while advisers demand clarity on trail.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Income Drawdown post-Budget

It is vital that advisers understand what options could be available for their clients next year.

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

Pensions perfect storm batters life company shares

Week in Brief: Further turmoil as FCA plots probe into 30m policies in wake of charge cap and Budget revolution.

Recent Articles
  1. Annuity sales down by a third: ABI
    Sep 11, 2014

    Annuity sales down by a third: ABI

    Sales of income drawdown contracts are up, but with a smaller average pot size than before.

  2. Biggest annuity rate fall in three years
    Sep 11, 2014

    Biggest annuity rate fall in three years

    Average annuity income fell 2.6 per cent during August, as experts cite provider response to Budget changes.

  3. Guide to Pension Liberation
    From Training| Sep 10, 2014

    Guide to Pension Liberation

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

  4. From Special Report: Investing for Outcomes - September 2014| Sep 09, 2014

    Alphabet soup of pensions reform

    Understanding some of the acronyms facing those at the point of retirement offers an insight into the changes afoot

  5. Equity release lender updates underwriting for over 75s
    From Mortgages| Sep 08, 2014

    Equity release lender updates underwriting for over 75s

    Budget reforms open up new market opportunities for equity release, according to enhanced mortgage firm.

  6. Annuities margin squeeze cited as LV profits halve
    From Your Industry| Sep 08, 2014

    Annuities margin squeeze cited as LV profits halve

    First half losses blamed on reduced enhanced annuity margins and increased sales of fixed income annuities.

  7. Annuity squeeze victims apply for pension guidance roles
    Sep 04, 2014

    Annuity squeeze victims apply for pension guidance roles

    Those providing the ‘guidance guarantee’ would need only five year’s pension experience.

  8. Panel alert over ‘toxic’ pension products set for launch
    Personal Pensions| Sep 01, 2014

    Panel alert over ‘toxic’ pension products set for launch

    Consumer panel concerned over drawdown proliferation and rush to self-invested pensions.

  9. Fine-tuning the big pensions shake-up
    Aug 28, 2014

    Fine-tuning the big pensions shake-up

    The government will make a number of changes to the tax rules to allow providers greater freedom.

  10. All the details of the new pension freedoms
    Personal Pensions| Aug 26, 2014

    All the details of the new pension freedoms

    Defaqto Retirement Update: changes offer individuals choice and flexibility to meet evolving needs.

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