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Sep 30, 2014

Death tax exemption extended to protected annuities

Treasury says rules may be extended to other areas as ‘further clarifications’ emerge.

Sep 30, 2014

Details emerge on latest pension tax ‘game changer’

New rules put puts income drawdown at a significant tax advantage over annuity and occupational pension schemes.

Sep 29, 2014

Specialist annuity firms fall on latest pension tax shake-up

Updated: Just Retirement and Partnership set new 52-week low during today’s trading session, data reveal.

Pensions| Sep 25, 2014

Retirees need £14k income: Partnership

Research suggests many pension savers may need to cut back on retirement fun to meet regular bills.

Sep 22, 2014

MGM tells government to fund first year of guidance

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

Pensions| Sep 22, 2014

Zurich calls for guidance levy cap for advisers

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

Analysis & Opinion
‘Death tax’ cut masks pensions-induced penury

Ashley Wassall| Sep 30, 2014

‘Death tax’ cut masks pensions-induced penury

The UK will spend £114bn on pensions this year, meaning it will make up more than two-thirds of all benefit spend.

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...

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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.

Recent Articles
  1. Just Retirement sees 19% jump in pre-tax profit
    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.

  2. Retirees are making bets they can’t afford to lose
    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.

  3. Further evidence of post-Budget annuity rate hit
    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Schism in saving after budget reforms
    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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