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Latest News

From Your Industry| 11:54

Standard Life boasts ‘biggest flows onto any platform’

UK and Europe chief executive argues that “annuities aren’t the best option for anyone with a decent pot” post-pension freedoms.

From Your Industry| 08:37

Standard Life profits again hit by falling annuity sales

Annuity business fell by 49 per cent to £38m over the first half.

Aug 03, 2015

Drawdown up 72% while enhanced annuities tumble

Latest figures from software services supplier show just 17 per cent of annuities were enhanced in June, down from one-in-three in March.

Aug 03, 2015

Annuity transfers down 68% year-on-year in April: Origo

Pension to pension transfers increased 22 per cent compared with 2014.

Jul 30, 2015

Gov’t confirms Equitable Life scheme to close at year-end

The scheme has paid out over £1bn to around 87 per cent of eligible policyholders.

Jul 28, 2015

Blended solutions better than variable annuities: LV

Provider also looking to turnaround equity release business by seeking external funding.

Analysis & Opinion
Devil is in the detail for pension freedoms

From Special Report: Pension Freedoms - June 2015| Jun 24, 2015

Devil is in the detail for pension freedoms

It’s not all been smooth sailing for pension freedoms, with questions now raised over encashment charges.

From Special Report: Pension Freedoms - June 2015| Jun 24, 2015

Benefits shake off their mortal coil

Freedoms allow scheme members to nominate more beneficiaries, who can also choose how they take pension benefits

From Special Report: Pension Freedoms - June 2015| Jun 24, 2015

An annuity isn’t a drag, don’t raid your pot

Certainty is more important for many than the uncertainty of higher-risk drawdown

From Special Report: Pension Freedoms - June 2015| Jun 24, 2015

It’s time we put our heads together

Pensions have undergone significant change since the 2014 Budget, leaving plenty of room for improvement in tailored professional advice.

More on Annuities
Adviser Guides

Guide to Immediate Needs Annuities

Social care for the elderly in the UK is means-tested.

Special Reports

Post-Freedom Retirement Planning - May 2015

All you need to know about the retirement freedoms

FTAdviser Blog

Government needed to get guidance right first

Advisers are having to deal with calls from their clients who simply do not want to hear what is the best course of action.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions

Savers are increasingly using a wide range of retirement income sources.

Special Reports

Retirement freedoms special report - April 2015

This month, Money Management delves into the world of retirement freedoms and asks what areas advisers can be looking into in the new landscape.

FTAdviser Blog

Time to retire the pension?

One thing is clear: pensions are at a crossroads.

Adviser Guides

Guide to The Brave New Pensions World

Advisers have to change the way they assess the potential risks and reward of retirement options moving forwards.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

Reforms will trigger the most fundamental rethink of at-retirement advice in years.

Ashley Wassall

Advisers take centre stage as pension guidance fears mount

News Review: Guidance might not be ready for reforms, annuity for cash plans raise concerns.

Recent Articles
  1. Friends Life admits data protection breach
    From Your Industry| Jul 28, 2015

    Friends Life admits data protection breach

    IFA set to bill Friends Life at least £4,600 for time wasted on chasing up mistakes made by the provider.

  2. Sales data show ‘investment guarantee’ demand: LV
    Jul 28, 2015

    Sales data show ‘investment guarantee’ demand: LV

    Demand for fixed-term annuities will continue to grow, provider predicts.

  3. Ombudsmen in the spotlight: This week in news
    From Your Industry| Jul 24, 2015

    Ombudsmen in the spotlight: This week in news

    Our weekly round-up also looks at ‘robo-advice’, third way retirement products and reaction to Martin Wheatley’s departure.

  4. Best retirement rate claim by new provider is questioned
    From Your Industry| Jul 21, 2015

    Best retirement rate claim by new provider is questioned

    New product is a halfway house between annuities and drawdown.

  5. Aegon launches ‘third way’ product on platform
    From Your Industry| Jul 20, 2015

    Aegon launches ‘third way’ product on platform

    Pensions expert says the guarantee charge “raises some interesting questions”.

  6. Government needed to get guidance right first
    FTAdviser Blog| Jul 17, 2015

    Government needed to get guidance right first

    Advisers are having to deal with calls from their clients who simply do not want to hear what is the best course of action.

  7. Red flags raised on at-retirement modelling tools
    Personal Pensions| Jul 14, 2015

    Red flags raised on at-retirement modelling tools

    Pensions academic states putting people into drawdown can be “potentially very risky”.

  8. Partnership calculates enhanced annuity uplift of conditions
    Jul 14, 2015

    Partnership calculates enhanced annuity uplift of conditions

    About 64 per cent said they would be more than happy to disclose a wide range of personal, financial and lifestyle data.

  9. Fidelity unearths retirement income misunderstanding
    Personal Pensions| Jul 13, 2015

    Fidelity unearths retirement income misunderstanding

    Survey shows over half believe savings and investments will cover their retirement needs.

  10. Pensions lawyer cautions against secondary annuities
    Jul 08, 2015

    Pensions lawyer cautions against secondary annuities

    Law firm warns problems associated with annuity sales are numerous.

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