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Nov 28, 2014

MGM offers flexibility and security... but few details

Annuity specialist teases the adviser market with a vague overview of a new product that is ‘still in development’.

Nov 28, 2014

Osborne expected to abolish tax on widows’ annuities

Chancellor expected to unveil further pension changes in next week’s Autumn Statement.

Nov 27, 2014

L&G wins £2.5bn bulk annuity contract

Insurer secures another deal in major move into de-risking solutions for large pension schemes.

Nov 26, 2014

Partnership lines up care annuity for US market

Partnership says its cost management programme is “tracking well” against the planned 2015 cost base.

Nov 25, 2014

Nucleus rolls out annuity portal

Nucleus says it has “clearly underlined its commitment” to offering a full range of retirement options with its launch.

Nov 25, 2014

HMRC seeks to close protected lump sum tax loophole

Tax office answers industry’s questions about stand-alone lump sums in light of greater pension freedoms.

Analysis & Opinion
Why annuities could be the next big mis-selling scandal

Ashley Wassall| Nov 28, 2014

Why annuities could be the next big mis-selling scandal

... And how we could stop it happening again.

The latitude of longevity

Nov 26, 2014

The latitude of longevity

The Longevity Science Panel forecasts that life expectancy will continue to rise in the next decade, and so ways have to be found to meet the...

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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

Income Options - November 2014

Most investors want income - with the pension changes they may just want investment-based income for longer.

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: Pensions in the UK have moved up a gear

Retirement has all of a sudden become hot news.

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.

Special Reports

Retirement - June 2014

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

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. Osborne relents on pension freedoms reporting burden
    From Regulation| Nov 25, 2014

    Osborne relents on pension freedoms reporting burden

    Savers will now only have to inform schemes they actively contribute to and will have 91 days to do so.

  2. Income Options - November 2014
    From Our Publications| Nov 24, 2014

    Income Options - November 2014

    Most investors want income - with the pension changes they may just want investment-based income for longer.

  3. Friends Life’s shares rocket following merger talks
    From Your Industry| Nov 24, 2014

    Friends Life’s shares rocket following merger talks

    Under the terms of the offer, Aviva would acquire the entire ordinary share capital of Friends Life.

  4. First wave of redress in annuities mis-selling ‘scandal’
    Nov 24, 2014

    First wave of redress in annuities mis-selling ‘scandal’

    News Review: Telegraph revelation that Aviva is compensating customers could open the floodgates.

  5. Drawdown pot size tumbles again as sales soar
    Nov 21, 2014

    Drawdown pot size tumbles again as sales soar

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

  6. Five key themes from this week’s news
    From Regulation| Nov 21, 2014

    Five key themes from this week’s news

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

  7. 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.”

  8. Insurers highlight increased longevity issues
    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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

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