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Aug 19, 2014

Hargreaves launches no advice low-cost drawdown plan

Drawdown plan available to pension investors for as little as £75 plus Vat.

Aug 18, 2014

Gap widens between best and worst annuity rates

ABI data reveal gap between the best and worst annuity rates widened to 35 per cent in July.

From Your Industry| Aug 18, 2014

Pru to invest £100m to tackle falling annuity sales

Investment over the next two years is equivalent to 14 per cent of the UK division’s annual operating profits.

Personal Pensions| Aug 15, 2014

More confidence in explaining physics than annuities

People happier to explain particle physics or the existence of ghosts than income drawdown or annuities.

Aug 14, 2014

Platforms emerging as major winners from Budget reforms

Aegon latest to report surge in profits on the back of strong performance on its platform.

Aug 14, 2014

London & Colonial launches flexible open annuity product

New flexible open annuity launched in response to the Treasury’s announcement last month.

Analysis & Opinion
Fine-tuning the big pensions shake-up

Aug 28, 2014

Fine-tuning the big pensions shake-up

The Treasury has issued its response to the Budget consultation on the pensions shake-up, clarifying changes that promise to offer much greater...

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.

Is the ABI’s influence on the wane?

Ashley WassallonYour Industry| Aug 13, 2014

Is the ABI’s influence on the wane?

Not only was L&G the largest member firm, it was also once one of the association’s most trenchant supporters.

Don’t burn bridges before full pension freedom in force

InterviewfromPersonal Pensions| Jul 18, 2014

Don’t burn bridges before full pension freedom in force

April next year is going to be the beginning of the shake-up of retirement income solutions not the end, says Skandia.

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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: 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 Income Drawdown post-Budget

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

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 Funding Long-term Care

It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

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 market disruption hits Partnership profits
    Aug 14, 2014

    Annuity market disruption hits Partnership profits

    Operating profit drops on the back of halved individual annuity sales.

  2. Royal London backs annuities with launch of bureau service
    Aug 13, 2014

    Royal London backs annuities with launch of bureau service

    Firm states that despite recent Budget announcements it still believes annuities are a good option.

  3. Pru with-profits surge offsets 40% annuity slide
    From Your Industry| Aug 12, 2014

    Pru with-profits surge offsets 40% annuity slide

    UK life unit completes £104m of bulk annuity transactions in first half of the year compared to none in 2013.

  4. Gov’t unveils three ways to access pension from April
    Personal Pensions| Aug 06, 2014

    Gov’t unveils three ways to access pension from April

    Savers will be able to take lump sums from uncrystallised pot if they do not opt for drawdown or annuity.

  5. L&G mulls equity release launch as annuity sales halve
    Aug 06, 2014

    L&G mulls equity release launch as annuity sales halve

    Insurance giant to assess lifetime mortgage offer to ensure people have enough money to sufficiently fund retirement.

  6. Enhanced annuity sales fall to four-year low post-Budget
    Aug 05, 2014

    Enhanced annuity sales fall to four-year low post-Budget

    Market survey finds year-on-year sales are down 34 per cent.

  7. Standard Life annuity hit softened by auto-enrolment gains
    From Your Industry| Aug 05, 2014

    Standard Life annuity hit softened by auto-enrolment gains

    Money set aside for charge cap profit dent, while Scottish independence questions remain unanswered.

  8. How life companies could undermine new freedoms
    FTAdviser Blog| Aug 04, 2014

    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.

  9. Consolidator buys £1.7bn annuity book from Phoenix
    Aug 01, 2014

    Consolidator buys £1.7bn annuity book from Phoenix

    Deal makes Guardian the most acquisitive European closed life insurance consolidator since it was bought in late 2011.

  10. Guide to Trivial Commutation post-Budget
    From Training| Jul 31, 2014

    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.

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