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From Your Industry| Nov 21, 2014

Aviva lines up £5.6bn Friends Life buyout

Deal would create UK’s largest insurance and savings business, says Aviva.

Nov 21, 2014

Drawdown pot size tumbles again as sales soar

External and enhanced annuity sales drop, while internal sales remain stable.

From Regulation| Nov 21, 2014

Five key themes from this week’s news

Pensions changes misrepresented, FCA sounds conciliatory tone, and Fundsnetwork breaks ranks.

From Insurance| Nov 20, 2014

Insurers highlight increased longevity issues

Official statistics show life expectancy for those aged 65 has increased by almost two years over the last decade.

From Insurance| Nov 20, 2014

Half of UK will spend £177k before reaching new care cap

Insurer warns people may have to sell their home to afford elderly care costs.

Nov 18, 2014

Retirement adviser finds 75% now opting for flexibility

Proportion of retirees selecting fixed-term annuities and drawdown rises from 40 per cent pre-Budget.

Analysis & Opinion
Ernst & Young in talks on pension ‘bank account’

InterviewfromPersonal Pensions| Nov 21, 2014

Ernst & Young in talks on pension ‘bank account’

Director reveals discussions with “technology partner” and says solution “is certainly possible... for April.”

Nov 20, 2014

Time to revisit the ethics of our industry

The past was another country when it came to insurance. Have we lost our way?

Gill CardyonRegulation| Nov 20, 2014

Mas-sive fail over pensions guidance guarantee snub

Caroline Rookes did her best to explain away the Treasury’s decision not to involve the body in its guidance system.

Pension reforms: Risk vs ‘responsibility’

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.

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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

Retirement: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

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

Retirement - June 2014

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

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.

FTAdviser Blog

Back to good old fashioned adviser bashing

News Review: Advice is becoming more important, but clearly there remains little appetite to talk the sector up.

Recent Articles
  1. Post-Thoresen ABI must change the industry message
    | Nov 18, 2014

    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.

  2. Pru drawdown succour as annuity slump drags on profit
    From Your Industry| Nov 18, 2014

    Pru drawdown succour as annuity slump drags on profit

    Overall retail sales were only 3 per cent lower than the first nine months of 2013.

  3. Like it or not, the pension ‘credit card’ is coming
    FTAdviser Blog| Nov 17, 2014

    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?

  4. ‘Death charge’ cut may curtail Treasury tax windfall
    Nov 14, 2014

    ‘Death charge’ cut may curtail Treasury tax windfall

    Emerald Isle forced to introduce new tax rules to ensure people draw down on their funds.

  5. Pensions adviser says DC strategy is for annuities
    Nov 13, 2014

    Pensions adviser says DC strategy is for annuities

    Survey shows defined contribution defaults putting pension savers on course for annuities they do not want.

  6. MGM reveals top 10 conditions for enhanced annuities
    Nov 12, 2014

    MGM reveals top 10 conditions for enhanced annuities

    Diabetes highlighted as a condition that could increase retirement income by £2,171 on an enhanced annuity.

  7. FCA quizzed over pension freedoms ‘mis-selling’
    From Regulation| Nov 12, 2014

    FCA quizzed over pension freedoms ‘mis-selling’

    Treasury secretary dismisses suggestion it should reduce annual allowance to zero.

  8. Bulk annuities benefit from pension Budget changes: LCP
    Nov 10, 2014

    Bulk annuities benefit from pension Budget changes: LCP

    Consultant predicts several potential new insurers set to join the scheme de-risking market.

  9. Just Retirement individual annuity sales down 59%
    Nov 10, 2014

    Just Retirement individual annuity sales down 59%

    Defined benefit de-risking progress fails to make up for lack of individual annuity sales.

  10. 10 things advisers need to know this week
    From Your Industry| Nov 07, 2014

    10 things advisers need to know this week

    Week in Brief: Scot Wids protection won’t pay, Webb won’t compel, and trail removal won’t force exits.

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