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From Your Industry| Jan 27, 2015

Guidance will be steered to ‘telephone and digital’ delivery

Comments come as Money Advice Service calls for advisers to register for referral directory.

Jan 27, 2015

Annuity rates hit 18-month low: Iress

December saw annuity demand fall to its lowest level in at least two years.

From Regulation| Jan 26, 2015

FCA green light for provider pension freedom push back

It will be possible for firms to provide risk warnings without providing regulated advice, FCA says.

Jan 26, 2015

Second provider rallies to Webb later life annuity vision

Partnership will be looking at deferred annuity-style products as they become a “bigger part of the picture”.

Jan 23, 2015

Annuity rate falls show no signs of stopping

Post-Budget rate volatility replaced by consistent slide since the summer, according to retirement income adviser.

Jan 22, 2015

Annuity decline to undermine insurer investment billions

One provider says move represents another instance of “non-joined-up thinking”.

Analysis & Opinion
‘You know if you want £5,000 or £20 a month until you die’

Jan 22, 2015

‘You know if you want £5,000 or £20 a month until you die’

Steve Webb outlines to FTAdviser his vision for a fairer retirement income market.

Pensions spotlight: Future of annuities

Jan 22, 2015

Pensions spotlight: Future of annuities

What does the future hold for the world of retirement advice? Bob Campion takes a look.

Paths to freedom

Jan 21, 2015

Paths to freedom

Since their unveiling, pension freedoms have gained an army of supporters but how the reforms work in practice will seal their lasting appeal

Jan 21, 2015

Annuities redux

Don’t go writing off annuities just yet

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Workplace Pensions

Historically, many public and private sector organisations have provided a defined benefit pension scheme for staff.

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

Fresh annuity-related redress puts spotlight on review

News Review: Friends Life underpaid 1,200 customers as a result of mis-calculated with-profits bonuses.

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?

FTAdviser Blog

Of course life companies are backing annuity re-sales

New Review: Providers would retain risk pool and would avoid writing a welter of cheques.

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.

FTAdviser Blog

Annuity re-sale plan could go ‘toxic’

News Review: Secondary sales seem fraught with difficulty, but we should help annuitants left out of pocket.

Recent Articles
  1. Fresh annuity-related redress puts spotlight on review
    FTAdviser Blog| Jan 26, 2015

    Fresh annuity-related redress puts spotlight on review

    News Review: Friends Life underpaid 1,200 customers as a result of mis-calculated with-profits bonuses.

  2. Royal London in talks over post-April advice service
    InterviewfromPersonal Pensions| Jan 21, 2015

    Royal London in talks over post-April advice service

    Insurer is in talks with networks and smaller intermediary businesses about affordable advice for “Middle Britain.”

  3. Pension reform should not be rushed
    Jon Cudby| Jan 21, 2015

    Pension reform should not be rushed

    The pensions reforms are great, but we should focus on implementing the changes better, not quicker, says Jon Cudby.

  4. Of course life companies are backing annuity re-sales
    FTAdviser Blog| Jan 19, 2015

    Of course life companies are backing annuity re-sales

    New Review: Providers would retain risk pool and would avoid writing a welter of cheques.

  5. MGM creates pricing director role ahead of freedoms launch
    From Your Industry| Jan 19, 2015

    MGM creates pricing director role ahead of freedoms launch

    Legal and General’s head of individual retirement solutions to join firm as longevity director.

  6. Pensions specialist urges FCA enforcement on annuities
    Jan 16, 2015

    Pensions specialist urges FCA enforcement on annuities

    ABI was not right to effectively self-regulate annuity provision, says Intelligent Pensions technical director.

  7. Partnership shares fall 8% as debt offering cancelled
    From Your Industry| Jan 16, 2015

    Partnership shares fall 8% as debt offering cancelled

    Specialist annuity provider decides against plans to raise cash ahead of pensions changes.

  8. Jan 15, 2015

    Combined solutions

    As April approaches, prospective pensioners will need all the advice they can get around the new pension changes

  9. Jan 15, 2015

    Time to bring an end to mis-selling

    Despite its recent report into ongoing inappropriate sales practices, the regulator has decided to do nothing to stop it

  10. Cash-for-annuity plan raises questions of advice
    Jan 14, 2015

    Cash-for-annuity plan raises questions of advice

    Steve Webb wants to allow pensioners to sell their annuity for a lump sum, making the need for individual advice even more important

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