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Jun 30, 2015

Standard annuity rates hits highest 2015 level

A 64 year-old with a £100,000 pension pot and a single-life annuity would now be £303 a year better off than seven weeks ago.

Jun 26, 2015

ABI warns gov’t not to rush secondary annuity market plans

Survey finds 40 per cent of current annuitants believe there is a high risk they could end up worse off by cashing in.

Jun 25, 2015

Over 100,000 Equitable Life policyholders still missing

Government renews calls for Equitable Life policyholders to come forward.

Personal Pensions| Jun 24, 2015

Equitable Life policyholders receive over £1.06bn so far

Government says 87 per cent of eligible policyholders have now been traced and had a payment issued.

From Your Industry| Jun 24, 2015

Birthstar launches CPD retirement series

Papers are accredited by the Personal Finance Society, the Institute of Financial Planning and the Pensions Management Institute.

Personal Pensions| Jun 19, 2015

Exit fee cap and secondary annuities: The week in news

Elsewhere inflation and interest rate news impacts markets on either side of the Atlantic.

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

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.

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

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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

Time to retire the pension?

One thing is clear: pensions are at a crossroads.

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.

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.

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

Question of justice remains for many past annuitants

News Review: Supposed lifeline of secondary market actually compounds poor deal for many.

Recent Articles
  1. LIVE: Summer Budget 2015
    From Regulation| Jul 06, 2015

    LIVE: Summer Budget 2015

    All those devilish details in George Gideon Oliver Osborne’s Summer Budget.

  2. Time to retire the pension?

    Time to retire the pension?

    One thing is clear: pensions are at a crossroads.

  3. Provider scraps fixed-term annuities for new FAD clients
    Jun 19, 2015

    Provider scraps fixed-term annuities for new FAD clients

    Marketing on the products has been stopped.

  4. Citizens Advice lists concerns on secondary annuity sales
    Jun 19, 2015

    Citizens Advice lists concerns on secondary annuity sales

    “New proposals could create specific additional risks for consumers who have already purchased an annuity.”

  5. Secondary annuity consultation ends with criticisms rife
    Jun 18, 2015

    Secondary annuity consultation ends with criticisms rife

    Policymakers face several challenges to satisfy industry of market’s viability.

  6. Funding push to fuel ‘trapped’ interest-only solution
    Interview| Jun 12, 2015

    Funding push to fuel ‘trapped’ interest-only solution

    More 2 Life boss is looking at his “greenhouse of ideas” for the at-retirement lending market.

  7. LV heralds brave new world with drawdown liberation
    Ashley WassallonSipps & Ssas| Jun 12, 2015

    LV heralds brave new world with drawdown liberation

    Regulators and others are still recalibrating suitability parameters they have relied on for 20 years.

  8. Guide to Immediate Needs Annuities
    From Training| Jun 11, 2015

    Guide to Immediate Needs Annuities

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

  9. Deferral can boost state pension by £1,000s: Fidelity
    Personal Pensions| Jun 10, 2015

    Deferral can boost state pension by £1,000s: Fidelity

    At-retirement reforms mean that people will have the pension pots to enable them to defer and effectively double their money.

  10. Standard Life launches lifestyle pots for direct drawdown
    Personal Pensions| Jun 09, 2015

    Standard Life launches lifestyle pots for direct drawdown

    Non-advised design splits money between three risk-graded pots.

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