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Jul 25, 2014

Demand grows for blended retirement product

Advisers are split as to what impact the ‘guidance guarantee’ will have on their business.

Jul 25, 2014

Annuities offer ‘fair value for money’

‘Money worth ratio’ does not suggest an “excessive mark up by providers”, research finds.

Jul 23, 2014

LV pioneers automated annuity applications

Paperless system simplifies the application process for advisers and clients.

Jul 22, 2014

Government throws annuity providers a lifeline

Providers herald levelling of playing field in tax legislation between annuities and drawdown.

Jul 18, 2014

Reliance Mutual exits open market annuities

Provider will continue to offer annuities to existing personal pension members.

Jul 02, 2014

Retirees plan to take money and reinvest: Aegon

Insurer predicts more market entries and innovation in the guaranteed income fund space.

Analysis & Opinion
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.

The Australian way

Jul 17, 2014

The Australian way

Changes in the UK’s pension system are a mirror image of the scenario Down Under

Market did not over react to shock Budget

Interview| Jul 04, 2014

Market did not over react to shock Budget

Shareholders were right to wipe 55 per cent off the value of the likes of Partnership following sweeping changes to the way savers will take an...

Which nation has the best pension scheme?

Jul 03, 2014 |

Which nation has the best pension scheme?

When Phileas Fogg and Passepartout took their 80-day tour of the globe, it is unlikely that between catching trains, taxis and steamers, they took...

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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: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

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 - June 2014

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

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.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Budget 2014

Chancellor George Osborne boasted tax changes to benefit “the makers, the doers, and the savers”.

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

Will Osborne overhaul resolve savings crisis?

Week in Brief: This week one story has dominated, but the longer term affects of the reforms are unknown.

Recent Articles
  1. Guide to Income Drawdown post-Budget
    From Training| Jul 17, 2014

    Guide to Income Drawdown post-Budget

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

  2. Hunt for Eq Life investors without addresses kick off
    Jul 02, 2014

    Hunt for Eq Life investors without addresses kick off

    Treasury confirms eligibility for the Equitable Life Payment Scheme after more than 400,000 policies were supplied without contact addresses.

  3. Bank predicts Budget will force insurers to merge
    From Insurance| Jul 02, 2014

    Bank predicts Budget will force insurers to merge

    Annuity sales will be permanently and significantly reduced in the future forcing a shake-up of business models, Bank of England predicts.

  4. Fifth of Brits plan to spend pension savings on cars
    Personal Pensions| Jun 27, 2014

    Fifth of Brits plan to spend pension savings on cars

    Research shows a similar proportion of Brits as Australians will use their pension savings to buy a car after UK pension rules change in 2015.

  5. Annuity rates bounce back from Budget changes
    Jun 27, 2014

    Annuity rates bounce back from Budget changes

    Annuity rates have started bouncing back from the announcements in the Budget on 19 March this year, with data showing an increase in rates over June.

  6. Interview| Jun 25, 2014

    Firing Line: Richard Rowney

    What’s in a name? A 70% increase in brand awareness, according to LV=

  7. Few will drain pension after Budget changes: research
    Pensions| Jun 24, 2014

    Few will drain pension after Budget changes: research

    Friends Life research shows that only 25 per cent would consider taking 50 per cent or more of pot in cash.

  8. Just Retirement adds care funding to suitability service
    Jun 23, 2014

    Just Retirement adds care funding to suitability service

    Annuity provider adds care funding reports to online intermediary hub.

  9. Partnership latest to announce job cuts in wake of Budget
    Jun 23, 2014

    Partnership latest to announce job cuts in wake of Budget

    Lower levels of individual annuity sales force provider to target capital elsewhere.

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